Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Chair recognizes Rep. Murray Hill Inc.

I love this. First corporation to cut out the middle man and run directly for office.
Taking the implications of Citizens United to their logical extreme, a Washington, D.C.-based firm, Murray Hill Incorporated, has announced that it is running for Congress in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

“Until now,” the company said in a statement, “corporate interests had to rely on campaign contributions and influence peddling to achieve their goals in Washington. But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we can eliminate the middle-man and run for office ourselves.”

In a campaign video posted on YouTube, Murray Hill Inc. tries out campaign slogans like, “The best democracy money can buy,” “Democracy’s next step,” and “The way we see it, corporate America has been the driving force behind Congress for years. But now it’s time we got behind the wheel ourselves.”
Why not? It's not like the corporations aren't already buying elections through trade associations. On some level, this feels more honest.

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Blogger Ruth said...

Did the shareholders approve it tho? Hilarious

12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL. Believe the shareholder law hasn't been passed yet. :)

3:00:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Not passed yet, and never will be, Bds of Directors of the worst corps. are chosen by execs for their willingness to go along with the execs in defiance of their fiduciary duty.

1:11:00 PM  

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