Stories by Joe Trotter

Joe Trotter is the Media Manager of the Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting and defending the First Amendment and to educating the public about the benefits of a more free and competitive political process.

If Corporations Can be Taxed, They Can Lobby

October 27th, 2011 at 2:20 pm 120 Comments

As long as the private sector is subject to government regulation, see it will be involved in the political process. It is its constitutional right.

The Occupy Wall Street protestors disagree. Hoisting signs with slogans such as, viagra sale “I’ll believe a corporation is a person when Georgia executes one, click ” protesters rail against the right of corporations to promote their views in the marketplace of ideas. This begs the question: is the problem that corporations have too much influence in politics, or that politicians and politics have too much influence on corporations?