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By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

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Big Money in Politics (ABC World News)

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Soros speaks with Brian Ross about political spending in the post-McCutcheon era, with no limits on aggregate campaign contributions.

Supreme Court Decision Opens Floodgates for More Campaign Cash (Real News Network)

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Tom Ferguson discusses how the McCutcheon decision will affect American democracy. He says that without public campaign financing, just a few people get to control the system.

Fast Food Workers Will Protest Again Today. Here's What They're Up Against. (MoJo)

When fast food workers rally for a $15-an-hour wage, they're facing a well-funded and well-coordinated restaurant industry. Erika Eichelberger runs through the numbers from a new report on the restaurant lobby.

Emails Show Sen. Corker’s Chief of Staff Coordinated with Network of Anti-UAW Union Busters (In These Times)

Mike Elk reports on leaked documents showing that members of Tennessee Senator Bob Corker and Governor Bill Haslam's staffs worked directly with anti-union groups during the union drive at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant.

Ryan Budget Gets 69 Percent of Its Cuts from Low-Income Programs (Off the Charts)

With $3.3 trillion of the budget's $4.8 trillion in non-defense spending cuts coming from programs that support low-income Americans, Richard Kogan questions the rhetoric of the Ryan budget helping the poor.

New on Next New Deal

In the Wake of McCutcheon, Can Democracy Tame Capital?

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch ties the McCutcheon v. FEC decision to Thomas Piketty's new book, Capital in the 21st Century, as the Supreme Court has just increased the power of wealth in this country.

Farewell, Campaign Finance Restrictions, and Hello, Mega-Donors

Jeff Raines, Chair of the Student Board of Advisors for the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, looks at the McCutcheon decision and the state of campaign finance law and considers what's to come in the 2014 elections.


Originally posted to Daily Kos Economics on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 04:58 AM PDT.

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  •  RE: TN/UAW Emails - What the hell does he mean? (2+ / 0-)
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    Egalitare, jbsoul

    Specifically:

    ... Peter List, the CEO of the anti-union labor-relations consultant group Kulture LLC and editor and chief blogger of LaborUnionReport.com ...

    Likewise, Peter List refused to answer questions about why he was emailing Senator Corker’s staff, stating in an email to In These Times, “It seems you've fallen into the trap that people actually pay attention to what politicians say.”

    Please help me understand, but is this "professional" telling another news organization that he can do whatever the fuck he wants without any lawful repercussions, because, what, he said so? Can someone translate this better?

    Has the National Labor Relations Board become so meaningless that the people they investigate can basically laugh off the publication of evidence of their collusion?

    It is sickening to see the lengths some people will go to profit from the miseries of others.  What a world.  What a dump.

    "Then why don't all girls belong to unions?" "Well, there's some that thinks it ain't fashionable; there's some that thinks it ain't no use; and there's some that never thinks at all."

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