Senator Franken ratchets up rhetoric in war against corporate power

From The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribunehttp://www.startribune.com/politics/national/senate/102267899.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Net neutrality is the latest issue where he warns that control of the country’s future is being hijacked by big business.

By JEREMY HERB, Star Tribune

Last update: September 5, 2010 – 9:20 PM

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Al Franken sees a nation increasingly dominated by powerful corporations, and he doesn’t like it.

The Comcast-NBC-Universal merger? Franken warns it’s a step leading to conglomerates like “BP-Halliburton-Wal-Mart-Fox-Domino’s Pizza.”

The Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to support political candidates? “A fist on the scale” favoring big business over people, he says.

Now the Minnesota Democrat is redoubling his efforts to prevent what he sees as a corporate takeover of the Internet.

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