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  •  The corporations didn't buy them (10+ / 0-)

    after the fact; the corporations ran them as tokens to begin with.  Why would we not expect them to do the corporate bidding?  That's what they're there for.

    Ever since the first charters were granted by the British crown, American government has served to protect and promote commercial interests.  The Constitution was a truly radical document that didn't even begin to come into effect until the 1960s.  And ever since the universal franchise arrived, the financial class has been working to circumvent the implications of popular government.  One strategy was to co-opt the representatives.  Big surprise.

    How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

    by hannah on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 08:36:27 AM PST

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    •  I always remember when Bush and Cheney ... (4+ / 0-)

      ... came in, in the midst of all the Enron ourage and investigations, one commentator astutely pointed out:  "Why should we expect Bush and Cheney to clean up corporate scum?  They are corporate scum!"

      Unfortunately the same can also be said for WAY too many Democrats in Congress.  

      And there are way too many Democrats who, if they aren't corporate scum,  are corporate scum wannabes.

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