US Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has said that Republican and Democratic Parties are both controlled by predatory banks, fossil fuel giants, insurance companies and war profiteers.
In an interview with Russia Today that was broadcast on Sunday, Stein commented that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is worst than her Republican rival Donald Trump.
She stated that if you “look at the track record, the terrible things that Donald Trump says – which are truly reprehensible and horrific – have actually been done by Hillary Clinton.”
“Trump and the Republicans are the party of hate and fear,” Stein said.
“The Democrats are the party of deportation, detentions, and night raids,” she continued.
Stein said the American public has rejected both parties, adding, “Their candidates are running at record levels, all time highest for people disliking the Democratic and Republican candidates.”
“The American people and the people all over the world are being thrown under the bus by this political system…in which both parties are basically funded by and controlled by predatory banks, by fossil-fuel giants, by war-profiteers, the health insurance industry – the usual suspects who are calling the shots from behind the closed doors,” she stated.
Stein said her party is the only party which does not take money from corporations or lobbyists, and do not have Super PACs.
In early 2010, the Supreme Court overturned key sections of campaign finance law and paved the way for the creation of the Super PAC, a political action committee that bundles contributions from corporations and wealthy individuals and donates those funds to campaign for or against a candidate.
President Barack Obama slammed the Citizens United decision at the time, saying the ruling would “open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections.”
However, in a major policy reversal during the 2014 mid-term elections, Obama inched ever closer to accepting donations through Super PACs.
According to a study published by the New York Times, wealthy individuals and corporations have begun to replace powerless people as direct beneficiaries of the US political system and the Constitution.