The Money Lobby

They say money is the root of all evil. Well, nowhere is this more true than in US politics.
The 2012 US presidential and congressional elections were the most expensive in history, costing six billion dollars.

But who paid this money and what did he, she or they expect in return? How about the American people, the so-called electorate, the 99%? Is it their vote all the top 1%’s cache? Who are the true king makers and puppet masters behind the scene?

The Money Lobby examines how Political Action Committees (PACs) and Super PACs have managed to monopolize the political discourse in the US in favor of a privileged class.

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  • towelhead

    PressTV is Iranian propaganda outlet.

    • Jack Meoff

      You have your towel wrapped too tight.

    • ChairmanDrew

      True, just as CNN is American propaganda, BBC British, Aljazeera Qatar etc etc

    • Morten Andreassen

      So everything that they espouse is therefore false? Critical thinking my friend. Critical thinking is a useful tool. Fear-based reactions are not really relevant unless the guns at your head, and as far as I can see, that gun ain’t there.

  • zenqi

    Actually, the quote is correctly stated that it is the love of money that is the root of all evil, not money itself. Money isn’t evil or not evil. In fact, some may question as to the existence of “evil” at all…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14PgWitIbSk how to make money online

    Hello, you used to write fantastic, but the last several posts have been kinda boring�K I miss your great writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

  • Morten Andreassen

    Money has always meant power, and the one attempt at changing that ( Russian Revolution )was pretty embarrassing and awfully disastrous. Still, I love reading Kropotkin. Sharing in a democracy isn’t as bad as some would have you think.

  • Morten Andreassen

    Thank god that no one makes drug money because of draconian but effective anti-drug laws. Apart from big-pharma, but hey, they ain’t too bad. Right? Polish televion would be fucked without their advertising and we all need Polish drug commercials, I know I do.

  • hernan cortez

    It is true Presstv is Iranian propaganda, like AlJazeera is Qatari Propaganda and RT is Russian propaganda and CBC is Canadian propaganda and BBC is British propaganda and Fox news and CNN are American propaganda. When you travel the world, you quickly learn, its not that Cubans have propaganda and American’s don’t. It is Cubans have propaganda, and Americans have propaganda, and in both countries major media outlet tow the government lie.