Someone please explain this to me. Actually…don’t. I already have an idea of how this came to pass and it’s infuriating. If you ever wanted proof that the current political system is more or less an item of commerce now, look no further than a credit card backed by a national political party.
The site boasts that the card offers an introductory APR of 2.9% on purchases and balance transfers (and they are gracious enough to note that you help the Democratic party with every purchase), you get the benefits of a platinum Mastercard, and 100% fraud protection.
I’m assuming that fraud protection doesn’t include politicians.
To be fair to Democrats, I’m certain that the Republican party has a card as well. So, if you ever wondered why legislation is passed that benefits corporations versus your average citizen, look to this blog entry and embrace clarity.
Your planet ticket: $335.70
Your dinner: $28.50 (for those that eat well — not including myself)
Your democracy on credit: Priceless.