*I've never been wrong.**
** Ok, I lied.
One of my long time readers, Scott, has produced a documentary titled "The Best Government Money Can Buy" - to be released on DVD Oct 26th; available on Netflix as well. As we enjoy the market melt up to distract the masses from the seedy things going on behind the scenes (concurrently making us all 'rich'...circus and bread for everyone), if one cares to detach from the Matrix this looks like an interesting film.
Website link here.
Netflix link here.
LOS ANGELES (September 29, 2010) – The January 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), pushed the door wide open for corporations to spend unlimited funds to advocate or defeat the election efforts of federal candidates. These 2010 mid-term elections are expected to be the most expensive campaigns on record. There are already 14,000 officially registered lobbyists working on behalf of special interest - which averages to 26 lobbyists to every member of Congress - and over $6.7 BILLION spent in the last two years to influence them. Coming to DVD on October 26, 2010, THE BEST GOVERNMENT MONEY CAN BUY?, is the first-ever, behind-the-scenes examination of the lobbying system and its influence on our elected candidates.
Veteran documentary filmmaker, Francis Megahy, takes a non-partisan stance in a comprehensive examination of the influence of K Street on our elected official. With spending on elections rocketing upwards in the last decade, campaign fund-raising now occupies at least 30% of a lawmaker’s time. The biggest source of campaign funds comes from large corporations, channeled through their lobbyists. AS a result, the number of lobbyists has more than doubled since 2000, with spending exceeding $13 Billion. It would be naïve to think that their clients don’t expect a return on their investment.