How Billionaires Buy Laws & How To Stop Them

Thom plus logo The "Asbestos Transparency Act" makes it harder for victims of asbestos to get compensation; the H0PE Act makes it harder for people to get food stamps. Over 10,000 pieces of highly deceptive legislation like these have been introduced in state houses over the last eight years, according to a new investigation by USA Today, and over 2000 of them have become law.

They are all written by corporations and given to Republican state legislators by the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC. This is called corruption, and its why Americans have lost faith in politics. Fossil fuel billionaires like the Kochs and others have bought our political process since the Supreme Court legalize this in 1976.

It's time to pass a constitutional amendment to get money out of politics.


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