Americans Live in States Governed by Contributions from Which Industries?
|November 20, 2013||Posted by Staff under Inequality / Concentration, Politics|
This 2013 excerpt of Mother Jones, Nov 5, is by Alex Park and Tasneem Raja.
Just like in federal elections, big business has been writing big checks to campaigns in state and local elections.
Using data from www.FollowTheMoney.org, we mapped which industries gave the most to state-level campaign donors for the 2012 election (ballot initiatives and party PACs excluded) and limited our search to the top business in each state.
To follow the money in your state, see which industry topped the list of campaign contributions in the last election cycle:
Ed. Notes: Guess where the contributors got their money from? About two thirds of them got it directly from society’s spending for land and natural resources, things that nobody made and everybody makes valuable, the other third got theirs from society spending to meet the prices set by oligopolies in tech and medical attention. Most critics can’t see the source and hence miss the solution. The solution is to redirect such spending into public treasuries then back out as dividends. Once government recovers the socially-generated values of nature and privilege, it could repeal counterproductive taxes. Once it disburses dividends to the citizenry it could abolish wasteful and addictive subsidies. It’s called geonomics and it has always worked.