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Are Poor Americans People?

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The landmark, anti-democratic Citizens United Supreme Court ruling in 2010 allowed corporations and the wealthy to give unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. The decision was based on two controversial legal theories: corporations are people, and money is equivalent to speech. This legal ruling raises the question:

If Americans living in poverty have no money to influence elections, are they still considered people?  

  
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It seems to me that corporations must have more st... by Arlen Grossman on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 4:56:20 PM
means virtually nothing at this point.  I liv... by Donna Sims on Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 11:22:25 AM
You hit on another problem in our "democracy." The... by Arlen Grossman on Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 7:31:48 PM
Americans use to matter until through NYC democrat... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 11:55:27 AM