End Citizens United Fights Against Big Money

End Citizens United is a political action committee formed in 2015 with the express goal of ending Citizens United, a Supreme Court decision of 2010 that allowed corporations to be deemed people for the purpose of donating an unlimited and untraceable amount of money to candidates partaking in elections. The reason End Citizens United is so intent on ending Citizens United is primarily due to the belief that the elimination of the transparency requirement as to the source of the donor funds would permit special interest groups and the wealthy to have an undue influence on the election process. Efforts to end Citizens United include electing pro-reform candidates, bringing the issue of money in politics to the fore on a national scale, and working with ballot measure campaigns for the purpose of passing pro-reform legislation and empowering its grassroot membership to demonstrate the effect money has on political power. Find out more about End Citizens United at Ballotpedia

End Citizens United also files complaint against politicians who it believes have violated Federal Election Committee rules. One such politician is Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, who has launched a campaign for a Senate seat. Rick Scott was the Chief Executive Officer of Columbia/HCA in 1997 when that company was charged with the perpetration of Medicare fraud—the nation’s largest Medicare fraud by all accounts. End Citizens United asserted Rick Scott used the New Republican Super PAC to get around donation limits in violation of Federal Election Committee rules. There are also reports that Rick Scott received contributions for his senatorial campaign from private equity executives after Rick Scott made favorable decisions on state pension investments, which resulted in more than 3 billion in fee being reaped by the financial firms from the Florida investments, in violation of a 2010 Securities and Exchange Commission rule that prohibits public officials who makes decision on state pension investments from receiving donations from financial firms. It is also claimed that Rick Scott’s campaign uses the same fund raiser and address as the New Republican PAC.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/05/democratic-pac-end-citizens-united-names-big-money-20-targets-2018/918680001/ 

 

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff Author Sean Penn: Humanitarian, Actor and New Author

On the website Bro-talk; Marc Maron recently interviewed author Sean Penn on his new book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” via a podcast. He mentions words many people may not know are used throughout this novel. And that it may take some time to read. In fact you maybe using your phone to look up the meaning of certain words. Marc Maron suggest it’s best read the book in small amounts at a time because the emotions run strong and sometimes reflecting is needed. This novel is suppose to be original and is not easy to figure out what’s going to happen. This book discusses issues we face in a society as a whole. The stories contain a lot of detail and is considered to be a cult classic. Concerns of our current president are stated through this novel. He claims he’s been worried about our country ever since the 2016 presidential election. Other people other politicians are mention through the story. He mentions fictional events as well as real life events like the Las Vegas Shooting. Sean Penn says there are similarities between him and the fictional character Bob Honey. They both share a lot of the same values and ideas.

 

The Vogue article is about Sean Penn stretching his career beyond the big screen. We know him from different theatre and film productions. He’s been an actor, director, writer and producers. He has also won some awards along the way. But for Sean Penn he wanted to write something different. In the past he’s written several pieces of work expressing his opinion about social issues. He’s even had the chance to interview people like the former president of Venezuela, the president of Cuba, etc. He volunteered after the earthquake destroyed Haiti in 2010. He’s now become an author with a book titled “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. It’s goes on to state it’s a novel about a septic tank sale person who also is a contract killer. Some of the situations within the book are similar to issues within our society now. And some actual real life situations are mention.

 

If “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” seems like an intriguing read to you. Pick up and copy but remember it may end up being a head rush!