Sherrod Brown: Blowing the whistle on private tyrants
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) is up for re-election, and the campaign against him is big. But the campaign is not comprised of private American citizens; it is comprised of Wall Street banks, major insurance companies, and drug manufacturers. These enormous special interests groups see Senator Brown as a threat to their businesses, and they are doing whatever it takes to keep him from continuing his crusade against them.
The most visible threat is posed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a front for corporations that many people seem to think is a part of the U.S. government. Well, it may as well be these days – so many of the Chamber’s donors support the campaigns of puppet politicians that it seems to be an official fundraiser. The link above shows some of the largest donors to the Chamber – Merck, Citigroup, and Microsoft.
Why is Senator Brown such…
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