It’s big decision time for SCOTUS, who inaugurated this high-profile week, sadly, by overturning Montana’s anti-Citizens United ruling. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) issued a heavy admonition about the recent decision:
In recent weeks, multi-billionaires such as the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson have made it clear that, as a result of the Citizens United decision, they intend to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy this election for candidates who support the super-wealthy. This is not democracy. This is plutocracy. And that is why we must overturn Citizens United if we are serious about maintaining the foundations of American democracy.
We give additional kudos to Sanders who last week also dealt a blow to plutocrats by releasing records from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that evidenced a major conflict of interest between Wall Street and the Fed.