The vast power of political money

May 21, 2010 | By | Reply More

If large concentrated chunks private money were not controlling our Congress, we’d have meaningful financial reform, but the critical issues are not even getting a vote.

And I’m officially out of patience with President Obama. When is he going to step up and take ownership of the the problem with Wall Street’s reckless and corrupt ways? His repeated silence at critical moments of this debate speaks loudly that Obama represents Wall Street, not Main Street and not most of the people who got so excited about electing him. He knows where the bully pulpit is, and he has chosen to now use it.

You can easily see why so many citizens have given up on being politically active and given the foxes free access to the hen house.


Category: Corruption

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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