Thursday, February 24, 2011

Why You Have to Take Charge

Because as Marion Nestle explains, government is now owned by big corporations and will never take the steps to protect us. Read it here:

Here's the nut of what she had to say:

We live in an era when corporations run government. You don’t believe this? Take a look at the appalling events in Wisconsin. Consider the implications of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, allowing corporations virtually unlimited funding of congressional election campaigns.

Election campaign funding is the root source of corruption in American government. If corporations were not allowed to fund election campaigns, we might be able to elect legislators who are more interested in public health than corporate health.

1 comment:

  1. You make a great observation in your post today. The government is based on the wants and needs of the wealthy and the big companies...its probably not going to get any better - but we need to do our part!