The first round of Super PAC filings came in January 30. Most of the donors are individuals, but corporations are playing a big role.
90 people account for 79% of all donations to SuperPACs. Almost half (48%) has come from just 22 individuals.
…the Supreme Court has pronounced corporations “persons” for purposes of First Amendment speech rights. Constitutional rights, I explained, apply only to persons. In order to accord corporations First Amendment rights, the Court had to declare them persons—not mere legal entities in a statutory sense (as in say, corporations can own property), but persons—in a constitutional sense. This, I said, is a really important distinction.
And it is. A really important distinction.
Corporations Are Not People !
A possible silver lining: Now that the candidates and both major parties have accepted the reality that they are owned by corporations and the wealthy, is fundamental reform at last possible?