"Want to cut the rich’s influence? Take away their money!
Roberts’ specialty is “faux judicial restraint,” in which he achieves his radical desired goals over the course of many incremental decisions instead of one sweeping one. In this case, as many observers have noted, Roberts pointed to our current easily circumvented caps on political spending as justification for lifting yet another cap, without noting that the Roberts court helped create the current system to begin with. Our campaign finance laws have not quite yet been “eviscerated,” but the trend is clear. Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, who penned a partial dissent calling for all regulation of political spending to be eliminated, have something close to the same end goal, but Roberts is willing to be patient in getting there.
The Supreme Court is clearly not going to meet a new spending restriction that it likes any time soon. Instead of attempting to dictate how the wealthy spend their money, we are probably just going to have to take away their money. And unlike speech, the government is very clearly allowed to take away people’s money. It’s in the Constitution and everything."
I've been pointing out for years now that letting the rich have too much loose cash is what causes bubbles, and the ensuing economic collapse that inevitably follows. We simply cannot afford a society with so much money concentrated at the top. Now, this problem has been compounded by a decades-long, very successful campaign by Republicans to pack the court system with corrupt judges committed to allowing the hyper-rich to do whatever they want. The price? Not just the sort of thing that happened in 2008, but a refusal to allow the government to move forward on climate issues- a refusal that threatens the very existence of the human race, all so a couple of thousand people can do whatever they please.
The obvious answer is to simply take their money away. This can happen relatively peacefully if they allow it, or their heads could be taken away along with their money. It's their choice, but if we don't find some way to accomplish this purpose, we are effectively enabling the destruction of civilization. After all the years that I have been pointing out that this is what is happening, I'm thrilled to see some other people start to admit it.