Sunday, January 24, 2010

Save Our Democracy

Alan Grayson has introducing five bills as part of his “Save Our Democracy” Reform Package (H.R. 4431-4435).

There are five separate bills. They are:

The Business Should Mind Its Own Business Act (H.R. 4431)
A 500% excise tax on political contributions and expenditures.

The Public Company Responsibility Act (H.R. 4435)
Prevents publicly traded companies from making political contributions.

The End Political Kickbacks Act (H.R. 4434)
Prevents for-profit companies that receive money from the government from making political contributions.

The Corporate Propaganda Sunshine Act (H.R. 4432)
Requires publicly traded companies to disclose monies used to influence public opinion (other than services and products).

The Ending Corporate Collusion Act (H.R. 4433)
Applies anti-trust laws to PACs.

Do these bills have a chance to become law? I have my doubts, particularly given the make-up of the current Supreme Court. Does that mean we shouldn't try? Hell NO! It is time to strike back.

We now see the republican plan. Since they cannot legislate from Congress, the way the Constitution intended, they will legislate from the Supreme Court, something they have constantly campaigned against.

I wonder if they can spell hypocrisy?


  1. There should not be a conflict of interest.

    (with such donations).

    Prayer for a better day to come.

    Never give up. :)

  2. I like this guy Grayson, hope he has lots of friends in the House. The corporations would spend millions stopping this legislation going through. The old Republican war cry "we have to stop judges legislating from the bench" you damn right we do.

  3. Mmmm... Alan Grayson again... :)