The Assembly and a Senate Committee decided last week that the people of Wisconsin will not rule. They decided that here wealth shall be in charge. Their votes to expand our campaign finance rules means that wealthy out-of-state donors can buy our representatives. Make no mistake – they will because they can. Their other decision last week was to shield our representatives from any corruption investigations.

 What is happening in our fair state of Wisconsin? We see such corporate power in the decimation of our middle class – with all the money flowing to the top. Now we also see that our representatives do not have to answer to us, the voters, but to the corporations and wealthy individuals.

Have we not studied what happened to cause the Great Depression and the conditions in the late 1800s? Do we not learn anything from history?

 

Sylvia Wollemann

Brantwood

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