Monday, January 15, 2007

People Party vs. Money Party: The Players

David Sirota, author of "Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government -- and How We Take It Back" has compiled a list of what he calls People Party and Money Party leaders. The People Party members are Democrats who are economic populists, members who have been strong active voices against economic inequality. He then names Democrats who have consistently voted for corporate interests, or the Money Party players. Most on his admittedly incomplete list fall into his 'leans People Party' or 'unclear' categories.

Why would a Democrat vote against allowing seniors to buy lower priced drugs from Canada, something the pharmaceutical companies naturally strongly oppose? Why would a Democrat vote for the oil industry written Energy Bill? I believe the answer is the need for corporate money to be re-elected to Congress. Until we have publicly funded campaigns, we will see our own interests voted down. When we have public funding, just think of the money we'll save.


Blogger progressivegrannie said...

thanks for a very informative post. Possibly we will have lots of time to catch up on our reading with the ice storm that cometh? Maybe???

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