A coup d'état is occurring. Thom has long suggested that our Representatives and Senators show their donors/sponsors by displaying Nascar-like patches. If that was the case, these patches would now now have question marks, Indian Banks, Chinese companies, and the names of Saudi princes on them. The Citizens United decision has removed any restrictions from campaign financing that were intended to prevent elections from being bought. We are now seeing the horrible consequences of the Supreme Court’s misdecision.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is prepared to spend $75 million to influence the outcome of the upcoming elections. The Chamber opposes transparency in political spending. They support outsourcing jobs overseas. We do not know who all the donors are that are donating to the Chamber’s fund but ThinkProgress.org has found out that they include non-American sources. The Chamber of Commerce is only one of many organizations doing this.
Chinese and Indian companies, Bahrainian banks, or even their governments have an interest in financing a Senatorial campaign. One single Senator, after all, can end any legislation. Trade laws and agreements, tariffs, Most Favored Nation trade status, military contracts, tax breaks for corporations outsourcing jobs--- all this legislation will go through these new foreign-sponsored Senators.
Our democracy and sovereignty are being overthrown.
A coup d’etat is happening now.
Any suggestions on how to stop it?


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