The mad dogs of Citizens United

As feared, our people's democratic authority has been dogged nearly to death by the hounds of money in this year's election go 'round, thanks to the Supreme Court's reckless decree in the Citizens United case.

As feared, our people’s democratic authority has been dogged nearly to death by the hounds of money in this year’s election go ’round, thanks to the Supreme Court’s reckless decree in the Citizens United case.

That rank political power play by five black-robed partisans unleashed the Big Dogs of corporate money to bite democracy right in the butt, poisoning our elections with the venom of unlimited special-interest cash. But there’s also been another, little-reported consequence of the malevolent Citizens United decision: It has unleashed mad-dog corporate bosses to tell employees how to vote.

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Prior to that 2010 Court ruling, top executives were barred by federal law from using corporate funds to instruct, induce, intimidate, or otherwise push workers to support particular candidates. No more. Having been given a legal pass, bosses are openly

“Battling the bastards is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.”

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