[QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4504751]Buying elections is one thing it appears to me that the Democratic donors did an excellent job in buying actual legislation. The Health Care legislation benifited the drug companies and Hospitals who are loaded with Union workers, It also exempted Unions who have the best health benifits in the country from paying any tax on their benifits while reducing the tax benifit for HSA's by 50%. The Auto industry was bailed out in a way which vastly favored Union employees over bondholders. The attempt to force Boeing to manufacture in Union only shops... What's even worse then efforts to influence voters is the reality of influencing governing.[/QUOTE]
All absolutely true, and the kind of things our ranting anti-capitalist friends will gloss right over or try to rationalize away.
But with that said, my original point stands. Both sides do this too. Corporate interests buy plenty of legislation influence, and have more than a hand in crafting quite a bit of regulation for lazy ill informed politicians and regulatory agencies.
Right and Left like to think of it as different "sides", but the reality is it's all one giant suckling mammel mother of a Governing system, with Union, Business and other special interests all at their own individual nipple. All part of teh same system, the same side in reality, the side that works for more for "them" and less for "us", the taxpayers. Union, Business, makes no difference to me when it comes to our political system, their fiscal influence, and their intended purpose of "more for them".