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Political Action Committees by definition are associations of individuals who exercising the First Amendment rights of political speech and association advance their political andor ideological goals by pooling their resources to make contributions andor expenditures to affect the outcome of an election wwwpacfindercom The fact that corporate America determines the outcomes of our elections influences our law makers and has all but total control over our government has been greatly concealed from the American public The reason for this concealment is because Superclass leaders prefer to keep the existence of and details about the extent of their class-based power out of sight Also the above definition does not suggest that corporations are one of these superclass powers and that they have influence over political campaignselections The truth however of their existence in this process is clearly evident to the person who is seeking it As former president Woodrow Wilson once observed the masters of the government of the United States are the combined capitalists and manufacturers of the US The New Class Society Pg 103 President Wilsons comments although correct were frowned upon by the superclass and thusly his works and achievements have been greatly marginalized by the privileged-class-controlled mass media This suggests that our elected officials are merely representatives of the superclass and once they act in a manner representing the working or poor-classes their power and influence is quickly undermined or outright removed Current day political campaigns can be thought of as battles to an extent The days of a person fighting for what he believes in are over Times have shown the person with the most money and backers wins an election today When we see a person on television running for a particular office we just see him What the vast majority of people do not see and are not allowed to see are the smiling faces of the large corporate sponsors standing in the shadows These sponsors are not
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