Yeah, like Bill Frist? Tom Delay? Duke Cunningham?Originally posted by Shapley:
Lots of them speak their minds, most of them would be better served not to...
Predictably, you show your support of corporatism. Corporations, as entities, have more rights and are subject to less punishment than individual American citizens, not to mention the relatively nonexsistent tax contribution they make. You're gonna need to justify that for me, because I don't understand why that should be. Last time I checked, the U.S Constitution was written for people, not companies.Also spake Shap:
Corporations are part of her consituency, just as they are a part of every other Senators. Corporations are just people who have organized under the laws of this nation to lawfuly engage in commerce, and as such have the right to petition their government. They are no different than people who organize to protect the environement, protect gun owners' rights, protect property owners' rights, or demand that the governemnt buy their drugs.
As for Boxer, I didn't say she was perfect, just my favorite. All I know is these days she appears to act on what she says, and every time I've made a comment or query in her direction I've gotten a personal and direct response, which is 100% more than I can say for any other national politician I've ever contacted. She's pretty good about volunteering information, on top of that.
She doesn't seem to be inordinately beholden to coporations over citizens, so it's at least a better balance than most. If you have proof to the contrary, cough it up, without using the usual right wing propaganda sources.