funny how you leave unions out of the equations. A group of people spending money to influence government is evil and bad, yet another group of people doing the same thing(except with involuntary/compulsory confiscation from members of the group) is encouraged and supported.
No, what's funny is how unions ALWAYS come up when discussing corporate personhood with conservatives.
The reason I left unions out of my discourse was because they don't exist soley to create wealth - wealth being equated to Free Speech now in this country.
Are the unions over representing interests in the US government? Maybe, maybe not, that simply wasn't what I was discussing. HOWEVER - ANY entity that is capable of buying influence with the government in the name of redressing grievances through free speech is probably overrepresentingh its interests and may be seen as a problem.
But can anyone ever discuss corporations on their own merit without having to throw red fish everywhere? Are all of your opinions on corporations tied to your opinions on unions? Is my entire statement regarding corporations' influence in our government invalidated by the cry, "What about UNIONS