“Today, the biggest companies have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them, allowing them to be everywhere, all the time. For every dollar spent on lobbying by labor unions and public-interest groups together, large corporations and their associations now spend $34. Of the 100 organizations that spend the most on lobbying, 95 consistently represent business.”
Based on his experience as Dennis Kucinich’s former press secretary, David Swanson has drawn the conclusion that the left should not support Sanders. “The best place to put our resources is into uncorrupt, principled, policy-driven, nonviolent, creative activism–including activism needed to create fair, open, verifiable elections,” Swanson wrote.