Corporate sedition is more damaging to America than the Capitol attack

Kyrsten Sinema receives millions from business and opposes progressive priorities. Republicans who voted to overturn an election still bag big bucks. Whose side are CEOs on?


Robert Reich

Capitalism and democracy are compatible only if democracy is in the driver’s seat.

That’s why I took some comfort just after the attack on the Capitol when many big corporations solemnly pledged they’d no longer finance the campaigns of the 147 lawmakers who voted to overturn election results.

Well, those days are over. Turns out they were over the moment the public stopped paying attention.

A report published last week by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington shows that over the past year, 717 companies and industry groups have donated more than $18m to 143 of those seditious lawmakers. Businesses that pledged to stop or pause their donations have given nearly $2.4m directly to their campaigns or political action committees (Pacs).

But there’s a deeper issue here. The whole question of whether corporations do or don’t bankroll the seditionist caucus is a distraction from a much larger problem.

The tsunami of money now flowing from corporations into the swamp of American politics is larger than ever. And this money – bankrolling almost all politicians and financing attacks on their opponents – is undermining American democracy as much as did the 147 seditionist members of Congress. Maybe more.

The Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema – whose vocal opposition to any change in the filibuster is on the verge of dooming voting rights – received almost $2m in campaign donations in 2021 even though she is not up for re-election until 2024.   Read more…


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  1. Yeah, but if I told you I really wanted to screw her does that make
    me a Republican Conservative Corporate Capitalism Loving Christian
    or am I a Progressive Swedish Style Socialist Democrat That Just Thinks She Looks Hot in Those Ridiculously Large Glasses?

  2. I have been watching a Seminar put on by David Wynn Miller. He describes how syntax has been butchered to essentially create fraudulent financial systems that cause national bankruptcies and allows money to flow to the 3% who control the 97%. He has worked with nations to clean up the corrupt syntax in their constitutions, recently cleaning up the constitution of Australia to free themselves from the UK. He state syntax issues with US currency practically makes money worthless. He was a consultant for Bill Clinton which is why he used syntax problems to fight his Senate impeachment with the infamous “that depends on what your definition of is is. He shows how Hawaii is actually not a state of the Union. The way the papers were written are erroneous and for his work on this he has been made king of Hawaii. He states he is a 97th level Mason. though there are generally thought to be 34 or 35 levels He exposes The Postmaster General as the person in charge of trade and currency.
    I have probably butchered most of my sentences here and I do not feel like I am representing David Wynn Miller correctly: however what he has to say seems to answer how and why CEOs are getting away with this monetary “sedition”

    • A realm is not a free country. It is absolutely amazing how many people say Canada and Australia are free countries. Barbados has more courage than Australia.

      ” The present monarch is Elizabeth II, styled Queen of Australia, who has reigned since 6 February 1952. “

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