Thursday, January 21, 2010

Supreme Court Says Corporations Can Spend As Much as They Want on Getting Their Friends Elected - Supreme Court - Gawker:

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court reiterated their utterly insane opinion that corporations are people today as they struck down restrictions on campaign spending by corporations in a decision that everyone expected but that is depressing nonetheless.

(A lot of people are reporting that this is good news for unions, but they are generally eliding the important point that Goldman Sachs has a lot more money than the UAW. And, to recap: corporations are people and money is speech.)