5,600,000 shares of Facebook stock when company first went public … or 11,211,801 shares today (stock value is $18.98 now, $38.00 at IPO).
All of which is to say, even for a political junkie like me, I've about had it. Thank God we don't live in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin or Virginia, I can only manage the hazards waiting when you turn on your television there.
Thanks a lot Supreme Court.
It is also to say that this is what we get when the U.S. Supreme Court says money is speech. Now even though I disagree with the results of that decision, I do see the legal rationale.
I think we might all be able to withstand this barrage a little more if people had to be accountable for what they bought and have the names attached to the ad. No more "dark money."
But given that the only people who can fix the problem right now belong to a group of largely useless yahoos called the U.S. Congress, I'm not holding my breath.