Who can spend billions during a recession?

While American citizen’s are still struggling with high unemployment and foreclosures, corporations have opened up their vast coffers to influence elections.

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision re-wrote the nation’s campaign finance laws to allow unlimited corporate spending in elections. Now, corporate front groups are growing in size and influence. Their secret funders remain in the shadows.

Listen to Energy Director, Tyson Slocum discuss with Earthbeat host Daphne Wysham the vast sums of corporate money that’s pushing this election season.