It should surprise no one that I read Mother Jones. I am the granddaughter of a man who helped unionize coal mining in the hell-on-earth of Eastern Kentucky in the 1940s-1950s, and labor sympathy was bread into my bones and comes out in my blood … along for a love of biscuits and gravy. Needless to say, Mother Jones was keenly interested in the Wisconsin recall election. One article neatly summed up in one info graphic how much money Scott Walker raised, and from who, in contrast to Tom Barrett:
Another article detailed how this out of state loot was being used to try to undermine the recall effort, and the tactics that dark money funded. Walker, having outspent Barrett 7-to-1, defeated the recall and will keep his skanky ass in the governor’s mansion. Teachers and firefighters and other people who really WORK for a living can just fokk themselves, because Walker’s billionaire sugar-daddies have shown who owns voting in America.
Still, it’s depressing that money, and out of state money to boot, was that much of contributor to the election. Conservatives have already gotten $400 million from the Koch brothers and their little friends, and may be raking in as much ONE BILLION from those same anti-union and un-American assclowns. After all, the Koch Brothers have $50 Billion dollars so they can spare a billion or two or five to purchase elections. Of course, if they had to spare those same billions in taxes to support the country they CLAIM to love, or help those in need like their religion REQUIRES, that would be a travesty.
We may claim to be a Christian country, but Mammon is clearly the top dog and his High Priests have us by the short and curlies.