One major issue inhibiting healthy politics in America is big money. Corporations use money to influence lawmakers to enact laws in their favour. Getting money out of politics is the way out and new legislation may contribute a great deal in achieving this.
America’s CEOs are making tons of money, 400 times the average salary of the American worker. Corporate America is making way too much money but sadly it wants to pay a meagre 3.00USD per hour for labour and 86 cents an hour for inmates.
Banks, arms manufacturers and pharmaceuticals are some of the top money makes in the country. This has enabled them to generate money to buy politicians in a bid to further rip-off the average American, all in the name of capitalism.
A Congressman can write a law to fix a problem but getting it passed is often a problem because of other congressmen who have been corrupted to fight against it. Banks and other businesses through their campaign donations purchase the consciences of our lawmakers.
The judiciary is not left out. Crooked judges in the Supreme Court have allowed “Citizens United”, a court decision enabling oligarchs, corporations and lobby firms and/or groups to give unlimited amounts to politicians.
The whole political machinery this time around, starting with the President to the Supreme Court through the Congress, seems manned by hundreds of “Judases” (traitors) who spend their time lying to Americans while their mouths are being oiled with corporate America money.
Betting on congressmen has become almost a sure win, with up to 76000% benefit at times. However, all is not lost. There are many things that can be done to fix the relationship between big business and politics in America.
The Sherman Act should be promulgated and Americans must become more engaged in protesting against the current Administration in a bid to bring it task. Furthermore, Citizens United must be overturned, while trade unionism should be strengthened including putting labour on the board of directors of corporate bodies.
The Civil society, notably Christian churches, must also become more engaged in fighting against this problem instead of going after the sins of the common man.