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Thread: Firm gives $1 million to pro-Romney group, then dissolves(edited)

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    You have to answer why it's your business to know what others want to spend their money on? The requirement is on you to make a valid arguement why we must curtail the rights of others, not up to them to defend their right to exercise them.
    I can't believe you'd ask such a question. We all should be concerned when a politician can accept campaign contributions from undisclosed sources and once in office use his power and influence not to serve the good of his/her constituences but instead allow him or herself to be unduly influenced and/or persueded to do the bidding of special interest groups/lobbyist. Yes, I want to know who is making such "ghost" donations if for no other reason than to pull back the vail of dishonesty, questionable ethics and corruption. I want to know who is buying political support. I want to know what influenced a politician to vote for or against a measure and if said politican was "bought" for his vote one way or another. I want to know because each and every elected official in Washington, DC in one way or another affects my life by his vote. We all should be so concerned.

    Unless you are somehow a party to Blockbuster it's not really your concern is it? You are like the rest jumping to conclusions. I have no reason to believe that the millions Soros sent to moveon.com were then funneled to Obama. I'm not going to argue that we must stop this because someone *might* abuse it. People abuse the right to vote by trying to sign up the dead but that's not an arguement to remove people's right to vote.
    I repeat - how a Congressman/woman votes for or against legislation may greatly affects you in ways you may not immediately grasp. It may be in a good way; it may be negative. If the impact is negative, however, I'd think you'd want to know why he voted the way he did. And if it is discovered that his vote was "bought" by special interest groups, I'd think you'd be considerably pissed off about it. The questions then become: a) can the legislation be repealed or modified; or b) can the politician if still in office be held accountable, i.e. voted out of office or brought up on corruption charges or ethics violations? It's up to you as part of a well informed electorate to know as much as possible about the candidates who (are suppose to) serve you - the public - and your interest, not the special interest.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by SlackMaster View Post
    The problem is that tax exempt organizations like the Mormon Church, can't donate to political campaigns and maintain their tax exempt status. So they funnel it through one of these dummy companies and presto-changeo Churches can fund their favorite politician's campaign.

    Not to mention, the people should know who sponsors their candidates. If big oil gives a candidate 1 billion for his campaign and then he votes in their favor all the time, it'd be a safe assumption that he was bought.
    Now you're going to blame Mormons. Have any proof?

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