In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission finally followed the law and enacted a […]
A filing made yesterday with the Federal Election Commission and published by the FEC today shows that the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect has flooded the state of Maine with $89,695.10 more in funding to support the U.S. Senate campaign of Angus King. This money comes from three very, very wealthy men who made fortunes on […]
Meet the voters of Americans Elect. There are only three of them.
Voter #1: Michael Bloomberg. Voter qualification: $500,000 in Wall Street money. Michael Bloomberg made billions of dollars selling high-priced infrastructure to Wall Street traders, allowing those gain unusually quick access to company information so they could make better trades and make more money […]
The full text of a petition to reverse Americans Elect Bylaw 5.6, which directly disenfranchises Americans Elect delegates and places ballot access control firmly in the hands of a unanimous corporate-appointed board. […]
Disenfranchisement. Oligarchy. Plutocracy. These are now the official principles of Americans Elect. Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation funded by Wall Street hedge fund executives that is trying to run its own online privatized presidential nomination in 2012. Until now the Americans Elect corporate board has paid lip service to the idea of democracy within the Americans Elect process. That changed today. […]
Editor’s note: Dr. Dawg has asked to make the following guest post here at Irregular Times, and we’re glad to oblige. — Jim Cook
Americans Elect: The ‘Little Big Man’ of Astroturf?
by Dr. Dawg
As every online marketer knows, registering lots of web site users is one thing, but getting and keeping them engaged […]