State of the Union Speech Reflects U.S. Plutocracy

by Ron Forthofer [former Green Party candidate for Congress and for Governor of Colorado] first published at Dissident Voice, January 26, 2011 The State of the Union speech has become a well-scripted event full of nice words but few ideas that will really benefit the public. This sad situation results from our political system being corrupted by big money. This corruption almost guarantees that the public interest will be trumped by the interest of the rich and powerful. To change this sorry state of affairs, it would take a courageous leader who was willing to put the interests of the…