The Philadelphia Inquirer Editorializes on Potential Influx of Corporate Money and Need for Fair Elections Now Act

Yesterday The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial on the pending Supreme Court case that could allow a huge flow of corporate money into our elections and calls on Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.) to move forward with the Fair Elections Now Act.

 

"Total spending on federal elections in 2008 was more than $3 billion from political parties, outside groups, candidates, and PACs. While that's a lot of money, imagine how much disproportional influence could be wielded by a Goldman Sachs, or a Microsoft, pouring money from its corporate treasury directly into individual races for the U.S. House or Senate. During the 2008 election cycle, Fortune 100 companies amassed profits of $605 billion."

 

Click here for the full editorial.