But the campaign to win the hearts and minds of Americans doesn't end with SuperPACs. It extends much further and has much loftier goals. Take this story for example. Apparently there are companies who are withholding taxes from their employees paychecks and then just pocketing the money.
As Mussolini once said "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power" If there is a more clear example of the abuses of a system that is more and more sliding into "corporatist" territory I haven't seen it. And now the big banks are going into overdrive to convince Americans that some of the greatest achievements of our government were actually the work of banks. This ad for CitiBank plays during the PBS Newshour and it aggravates me to no end each time I see it.
1995?!?! THEY DIDN'T EVEN GET THE YEAR RIGHT!
But very few Americans (and even fewer conservatives) stopped to ask themselves why this program was ending or if their position on the federal budget would have even allowed for the creation of such an amazing project in the first place. The banks and their conservative allies will stop at nothing until they re-define the history and the purpose of government to be helping corporations make more money.
Don't believe me? Good thing they wrote it up in a memo to investors so you can see for yourself. (Their lawyers have scrubbed this memo from the internet since the last time I read it)