Citizens United bought . . . Nothing?

According to progressive demonology, the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v FEC unleashed corporate campaign spending, allowed big cats to buy off politicians, and turned the United States into an oligarchy, more or less. It’s a duck, and further proof is a new study sifting through the data to see if United Citizens had no effect on state fiscal policy.

The answer is no. “Ten years after the decision and for a wide range of results, we are unable to identify economically or statistically significant effects of independent business spending on state tax policy, including tax rates. , discretionary tax relief and tax revenue,” the study said. . If billionaires could buy elections to cut state taxes, you’d think they would have done it already.


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