Politicians Can't Say No? Give Me A Break...

My latest op-ed at The Hill tackles the question of whether corporations have too much power and are able to force politicians to do things against their will.  Here's a snippet.

Personally, I find it hard to believe that the federal government, which has the power to topple regimes around the world, somehow lacks the power to say no to corporations.  And yet somehow corporations are able to boss around politicians and force them to do something against their will?  Give me a break.  While I’m certainly not suggesting that the federal government use its military strength against corporations, the idea that anyone can force the federal government to do something against its will is patently absurd.  So if the federal government currently has the power to just say no to corporations, why are they saying yes? 

Because saying yes pays big money.

The rest of the article can be found here.