BILL MOYERS: The former John Edwards.
LAWRENCE LESSIG: --yeah. There's all the difference in the world between a lawyer making an argument to a jury and a lawyer handing out $100 bills to the jurors. And our lobbying system doesn't understand that difference.
The transcript starts off with Big Brother's Big Ears and the Snowdon Affair. It finally gets to the discussion of what to do to end up the dirty money, dirty deats in Congress that deal you and I out of the actual Democratic process.. Scroll Down for the Money Bomb.
Our US Senators and Congressmen, Democrats, Republicans, Whatever, all support big money first and you and me last. Laws are written with loopholes for the rich and influential. The current circus about the IRS searching for TEA Party groups looking for tax exemptions is a nearly perfect example. Congress needs to examine itself for writing crappy law and then not correcting it or making follow ups on the regulations that result. The current prodding of the IRS is all a circus to keep your eyes off what Congress is doing in order to do nothing significant. A local auditor was following up with the IRS and was told that the agency was 15 weeks behind because of sequestration, etc.
Congress is generating problems for all of us and pretending blame rests elsewhere. Public financing of cam;paigns is probably the only thing that will get Congress back to representing all of us instead of just the lucky few or obscenely rich corporations ripping us off.
*** Stay tuned especially if you too are mad as hell--- Doug Wiken