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Stamping the money out of politics


Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream fame is promoting “Stamp Stampede,” a new grassroots campaign to get money out of politics. He joined Alex Wagner to discuss why he supports the cause and wants an amendment to the Constitution.
Citing money as “the root of all evil in politics,” Cohen said,

…no matter what the issue is that you care most about, whether it’s the environment, education, the financial disaster, student debt, foreclosures, energy policy, absurd military expenditures, it’s all based on rich people and corporations bribing politicians with huge, so-called “campaign contributions.”

Watch the entire segment above.