In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court nixed federal laws that limited corporations from donating unlimited money to candidates and political causes. Many Republicans began taking advantage of the development by acquiring tens of millions of dollars, and political observers believe it was one of the reasons the party was able to take back the House of Representatives.
Colbert now wants to do the same, explaining he believes in the American Dream. “And that dream is simple,” he says. “That anyone, no matter who they are, if they are determined, if they are willing to work hard enough, someday they could grow up to create a legal entity which could then receive unlimited corporate funds, which could be used to influence our elections.”
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