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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sort of like P.P. does? Anyway, have a link showing where they do this?
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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

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    how anyone spends their money, such that they do not use the funds to bribe public officials, is of no concern to me
    i oppose the state of china, or an international corporation, or the mafia being able to buy influence with the politicians who are charged with representing me

    and you confuse free speech with (a 'gift' of) money. they are not synonymous
    They are giving this money for their voice to be heard.

    so, you want us to believe every political candidate will expect to receive $1 million from an unidentifiable source
    The source was identified.

    but will each of those politicians be receiving $1 million from an unidentifiable source? normally, when someone spends their money - in this case significant money - they expect something in return
    I saw in the USAToday that Jeffery Katzenberg was going to spend 2 million of his own money to help re-elect Obama. What do you expect he will get in return? Each and every one of us vote in the expectation that we will get something back in return for that vote.

    i want to know who is buying our elected officials. if the transfer of funds is legitimate, why the need to conceal it?
    Nobody gave a penny to Romney.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    They set up a political entity which is required to report all donations just like any other political entity. Planned Parenthood does the same thing.

    Is it right? I can say that a good arguement can be made either way but it must include all non profits.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    They set up a political entity which is required to report all donations just like any other political entity. Planned Parenthood does the same thing.

    Is it right? I can say that a good arguement can be made either way but it must include all non profits.
    Are tax exempt religious institutions supposed be supporting political campaigns?

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Are tax exempt religious institutions supposed be supporting political campaigns?
    Not a fair question. Are tax exempt entities supposed to be supporting political campaigns? If you want to argue that none of them should be allowed to set up side ventures to do this, I'll not argue. As long as it covers all of them.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    I would argue that there should be no private campaign contributions, period. Elections should be 100% publicly financed.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    we have the best government money can buy

    this is description of a legal bribe is but another example of it
    You're right.... wonder what all the folks that paid $35,800. last night to have dinner with Obama and another $10,000. to have their pictures taken with him expect in return????

    • "The America Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville





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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sort of like P.P. does? Anyway, have a link showing where they do this?



    If you are against doing that, how exactly will knowing where the money came from change anything? Will your position not stay exactly the same no matter what?
    You are such a Good Citizen™.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I would argue that there should be no private campaign contributions, period. Elections should be 100% publicly financed.
    Public money can only come from private sources. No, it's absolutely wrong to state that we should give politicians billions of dollars to lie to us and not have any recourse to call them on it.

    That would not stop what you are complaining about. I asked above and I'll ask again, if Romney would spend 60 bazillion dollars would it ever change your mind to vote for him?

    Now, if he simply said that he agreed with everything you believed in and would vote accordingly if you voted for him, would you then consider it?

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    You are such a Good Citizen™.
    No attempt at answering my questions?

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