Corporate front groups, Super PACs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the nasty menagerie of unaccountable electioneering entities are dumping billions into the elections this year – most likely geared towards electing the horrendous candidates a small cadre of CEOs and hedge fund managers like best.
The whole situation is awfully ugly and getting uglier (c/o the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission).
Then it occurred to me. You know what this stinking bog of profligate political spending needs?
Love, that’s what it needs.
That got me thinking: If corporations are people, to whom are they sending love letters this Valentine’s Day?
And so the thought experiment that is #corporateloveletters was born.
I went onto Twitter and posted these gems:
You can probably come up with #corporateloveletters that are funnier than that. So do it! Tweet your 140-character expressions of corporate love (and follow @Public_Citizen). I’ll post a blog next week to highlight our favorites.
(Not on Twitter? Write yours in the comments below.)
Want to do more to oppose unaccountable corporate political spending?
Send a message (err, a Valentine) urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to require companies to disclose their political spending.