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United States of John Roberts

Posted on Apr 10, 2014

By Mark Fiore

The Supreme Court's McCutcheon ruling has everyone outraged, even animator Mark Fiore. Check out his new animation, appropriately titled, "The United States of John Roberts."
First, there was Citizens United. Now, with the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the McCutcheon case, our nation's campaign finance laws have been "eviscerated," in the words of the dissenting justices. Cashocracy, here we come! Our democracy is going to get another infusion of billionaire cash, just like we got after Citizens United opened up the floodgates to massive (and shady) campaign contributions. It seems that John Roberts thinks cash corrupts only when it is slipped inside a legislator's vest pocket on the floor of the Senate. See, the Supreme Court's McCutcheon ruling merely frees those poor, oppressed billionaires from the shackles that have prevented them from speaking out, right? Ugh. The worst part is, this will foster more apathy and "they're all a buncha' bums" mentality. If it looks like you need a billion dollars to have an impact, more people will check out of the political process. Enjoy the cartoon, like, share and be sure to pass it along to your favorite politically-inclined billionaire!

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