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Kucinich Moves to Ensure Oil Companies are Covered by Campaign Finance Bill

Here’s press release from Kucinich:

Washington D.C. (June 4, 2010) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has offered an amendment to HR 5175, the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, that would prevent companies that receive federal leases to drill in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) from spending unlimited amounts of money to influence campaigns and elections.

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Or Are They Already Here?

Craig Barnes says the corporations are coming, and documents in a fine overview how close their breath is to the backs of our necks.  He recounts recent corporate abuses, with government assistance: coal mine owners ensuring the deaths of workers, oil corporations making certain our oceans are poisoned, mega banks apparently defrauding ratings agencies, Goldman Sachs defrauding investors, and this oldie but goodie from earlier this year:

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