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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Not a bad idea ... not sure how effective it will be but it is a message sent.

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    I think its great...at least someone is standing up and trying to send a message to these frauds. I applaude the effort
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    They were saying public Presidential campaign donations are something less than 1% of the total - like wtf no wonder they don't care sometimes.
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    Obama is raising $1B for the campaign, the AFL-CIO announced they will spend $400M, this is chump change.
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    Yeah, but the tricky Koch brothers are going to spend $27 quadrillion! I read it on Daily Kos. True story!
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    Wonder if they are looking onto how much Soros is ponying up? :D
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    oh, I'm quite sure the partisans on the right are on top of that. As you're well aware.

    Funny how you're concerned about the AFL-CIO but apparently don't care about corporations.
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    Corps usually spend money for protection and favors in the tax regulatory system, they also 'bet' on the winners, for example last cycle Obama collected more from Business Wall St in particular than McCain.


    I of course never advocating political speech for Unions or Corporation. It is the left that tries to use the law to silence their opponents.
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    You never advocated political speech, but it's the left that tries to use the law to "silence their opponents"?

    huh?
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    The people writing campiaign finance laws seeking to limit and restrict political speech usually focus on the political speech of their opponents.

    If people wanted to remove unions and corps from spending money that would be more understandable (although I would oppose that), The idea that politicians should control how people can express their opinion is repugnant.
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    Imagine what all that money could do for the "poor people"
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    That's all fine, but it doesn't clarify your comment, "...I of course never advocating political speech for Unions or Corporation..."

    It also doesn't explain you being fine with corporations and koch spending but not Soros and unions.

    It also doesn't explain your attribution solely to the left, when republicans also have advocated campaign reform.
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    Do you have any idea how this post makes you sound? You're like the freakin anti-Patters! What partisan rumpswabbery!
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    I believe in the first amendment, especially where political speech is concerned. I don't want corrupt politicians getting their dirty paws on anyone's speech whether I agree with them or not.


    I thought you were a libertarian?
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    Absolutely correct Harry ... many politicians talking help for the less fortunate but they have no problem spending millions for a job that pays way less than that. Also those connections keep the common man and woman from running because they will never reform campaign finance.
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    It's a nice gesture, and perhaps a shot across the bow, but it won't significantly impact the bottom line for members of Congress.

    The inability (or unwillingness) to bring about real campaign reform is what will eventually kill this country if we let it. How long will it take for some people to realize that multi-national corporations do not act in the interest of the people of United States? Regardless of whether or not they are based here, most quite simply do not give a **** if the rest of us go tits up, as long as their bottom line is healthy.
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    People and companies (composed of people) act in their own interest, so BTW do politicians, so you want campaign finance reform so only 'the people' get to have influence?

    Who pray tell gets to define who the people interested in the US are?

    Politicians whose power, prestiege and income depends on getting re elected?


    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe we should train foxes to guard hen houses....
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    You make this sound like a bad thing.

    So your answer is that we're so far gone that we might as well just throw our hands up and then bend over?

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