In response to last weeks Supreme Court ruling that stripped restrictions on campaign contributions from corporations, Florida Representative Alan Grayson filed a Reform Package called “Save Our Democracy”. The package contains six pieces of legislation including H.R. 4431 or, “The Business Should Mind It’s Own Business Act”. H.R. 4431 would assess a 500% excise tax on corporate political donations. Here’s more from Grayson on this the latest and quite unbelievable “is this really Democracy?” debacle:
If we do nothing then I think you can kiss your country goodbye. You won’t have any more senators from Kansas or Oregon, you’ll have senators from Cheekies and Exxon. Maybe we’ll have to wear corporate logos like Nascar drivers. The Supreme Court’s ruling opens the floodgates for the purchases and sale of the law.
You can read about more about the “Save Our Democracy” Reform Package here.