The Supreme Court ruled last year in Citizens United v. FEC that money is the same as speech, giving further currency to corporate personhood. Money is a big motivator and you can find some highly motivated politicians in both Parties. So next time you have contact with your elected official don’t feel uneasy if you think you’re really talking to a corporation. You probably are. I cite some examples here.
If my elected official is a person, why does it feel like I’m dealing with a Pharmaceutical corporation? Why do I get the feeling that their reason for not allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for millions of older Americans is merely a placebo suppository I’m expected to believe is really for my own good?
If my elected official is a person, why does it feel like I’m dealing with conEdison. Why am I shocked when I read my elected official is opposed to the EPA monitoring toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants that can make me ill and kill me.
If my elected official is a person, why does it feel like I’m dealing with CIGNA Health Insurance Corp.? Why do I feel that their explanations about “market-based solutions” to correct the high cost of health care is advise from Daffy Duck who’s on high levels of Demerol?