Recall that a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court basically handed our democracy to corporations:
In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the high court ruled 5-4 that corporations have the same rights as individuals when it comes to political speech and can therefore use their profits to support or oppose individual candidates. The decision appears to open the door to unlimited spending by corporations, trade groups and unions in the weeks leading up to an election, which has been explicitly banned for decades
This decision has finally given the people of this country something we can pretty much ALL agree on:
Eight in ten poll respondents say they oppose the high court’s Jan. 21 decision to allow unfettered corporate political spending, with 65 percent “strongly” opposed. Nearly as many backed congressional action to curb the ruling, with 72 percent in favor of reinstating limits.
Eight in ten! Is there any other issue that unites us like this? And it’s completely and totally bipartisan:
The poll reveals relatively little difference of opinion on the issue among Democrats (85 percent opposed to the ruling), Republicans (76 percent) and independents (81 percent).
Now…. is anyone in DC listening to the People?