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Commissions for Progress: Flip Citizens United on its Head

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Flipping capitalism is at the center of this enterprise.  The next time you go to the grocery store, check out Newman's Own spaghetti sauces.  Try some.  Newman's Own is a nonprofit that donates 100% of its profits to charities.  It's the most awesome consumer products company on the planet, hands down.  But Newman's Own has one fatal flaw for activism: it's a nonprofit.

Nonprofit organizations are highly regulated by the tax code as interpreted by the IRS, particularly as related to political activities, business decisions, and reporting requirements.  Private companies are not encumbered in those ways and, here's the rub, they're PEOPLE with the same rights as anyone else!   How splendid!

A corporation is also immortal and can survive into perpetuity.  But more importantly, a private company can speak out on politics in a way that mere mortals may find difficult, if not impossible.  As a member of the corporate world, it is eligible for a variety of associations, can contract freely with governments, nonprofits, foundations, and, if necessary, donate directly to political campaigns. 

We can hire immigrants, people with disabilities (ABILITIES!), and other people who are not typically employed in the private sector (make their heads spin!).   Eventually, we might change our structure to become an ESOP - an employee stock ownership plan where the employees own the company.

In the meantime, buy a bag or book, and start cleaning up America. It's getting filthy.