April 2, 2014

On April 2, 2014, the US Supreme Court ruled that political candidates were a commodity that could be bought and sold just like hog belly futures. They ruled that it was unconstitutional to place restrictions on the total amount of money that individuals (not real persons, but individuals, which included corporations) could donate to political candidates and political action committees. Wall Street does not yet list the major political candidates or political action committees and how much it takes to buy a vote, but maybe it should.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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