Lawmakers to CEOs: Contribute to our campaigns; and zip it

Legislators resent corporate CEOs weighing in on their actions to suppress voter participation

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April 13, 2021 - 10:19 AM

Voters wait in a long line that stretched around the Metropolitan Library on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. Photo by (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Money is often the common denominator  between big business and politics. The more you give, the greater the access to bending the law in your favor.

Typically such favors come in the form of tax cuts or lax regulations. 

It’s why the pharmaceutical industry still calls the shots on the price of drugs and the healthcare industry is allowed to determine charges on things from bedpans to brain scans.

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