This is how you buy the American government

Comcast wants to buy Time-Warner. Pesky lawmakers could, theoretically, get in the way of this monopolistic, money-making, information-hobbling enterprise by pointing out the obvious fact that such a step would be terrible for consumers and the public before proceeding to stop the deal.

Luckily for Comcast, and unluckily for us poor saps who can barely afford its subpar offerings much less bribing the officials previously moneyed into office, the company has already “invested” in politicians who might guide such a decision. Read Politico’s breakdown here.

What shocks me most is how little this megabeast corporation spends to control the leaders pretending to govern on behalf of the people of the United States. A few million here and there? Please. Comcast made $1.3 billion in profit in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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