I think I need to explain something. I'm a liberal. I don't think corporations are some sort of evil entities that are specifically trying to harm the country. I know this may surprise some of you. But it's the honest truth. Here's what scares me about unbridled corporate access to the political process: The purpose of a corporation is to make money for it's shareholders. That's the simple truth. And there's nothing wrong with that. Let's say a corporation has a politician in their pocket and gets them elected to office. That gives that corporation an edge over it's competitors. With the power that politician gives them, they can affect laws to allow them to out produce and outsell other corporations. That forces the competitors of that corporation to also buy out politicians to do their bidding, to "keep up with the Joneses". Eventually, this leads to a large portion of the government being beholden to various corporations. And the politicians are part of the problem. It's much easier for a politician to raise money by going to a few corporations than it is to raise money from the public at large. Which means that average people, like you and I, have less and less of a say in the political process. Eventually, we will have virtually no say at all. Since the purpose of a corporation is to make money, not to protect the public, competition with foreign corporations, which don't have any regulation on their industry, will lead to a dangerous situation. Think of China. The air, water and land in China are dangerously polluted, due to the fact that China allows it's corporations to do whatever they want in order to produce products more cheaply. In addition, they have no safety regulations or worker safety nets; leading to child labor, no compensation for worker maiming or serious injury, and unbelievably low wages. If US corporations become unregulated, and are forced to compete with these foreign corporations, we may face a similar situation here. Compounding this issue is the fact that multinational corporations will also be able to buy politicians, including corporations with a large foreign components. Personally, I don't want my children to have to drink polluted water, or breathe polluted air. I don't want my children to work in a factory for peanuts, and then be completely screwed when they lose an arm in some manufacturing accident. Now do you see what I'm saying here? I don't think corporations are evil, I just think that it's not their job to care about the welfare of the public, and if they are in charge, the consequences could be quite dramatic.