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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Again, Obama did not accept contributions from Pacs or Corporations (which would be illegal anyway). When they say that Goldman was the top contributor they are adding up all of the individual contributions made by employees of Goldman and family members of employees of Goldman.
    Prove it. You don't know who he received contributions from. Many were anonymous over the internet that Obama's campaign didn't or couldn't verify.
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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    If you refuse to read what the link says, well we are wasting our time.

    Goldman Sachs' political action committee and individual contributors.

    You do understand this sentence right? The money came from individuals AND Goldman Sachs political action committee. As noted, this comes from the FEC. That sort of trumps your claims.
    Do you believe everything you read? Show me an FEC link indicating that Obama took PAC money -- not a news article.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Prove it. You don't know who he received contributions from. Many were anonymous over the internet that Obama's campaign didn't or couldn't verify.
    You want me to prove a negative? Okay. LOL

    Of course there was some questionable donations to Obama, as there are to every candidate. In Obama's case he recieved hundreds of thousands of donations averaging $200 each. Some errors are inevitable.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Do you believe everything you read? Show me an FEC link indicating that Obama took PAC money -- not a news article.
    OMG, I provide a main stream news source and you provide nothing and you want me to find even more? Really?

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    OMG, I provide a main stream news source and you provide nothing and you want me to find even more? Really?
    Seriously? A main stream news source? I have never seen a main stream news article that didn't have mistakes in it when I had personal knowledge of the facts in the story. You said that it's very easy to look these things up. Cool. So look up Obama's PAC donations at the FEC website and post up the link.

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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Here, I'll even give you the link. Hint: there were no Goldman PAC donations to Obama.

    Search Campaign Finance Summary Data

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Election reform, anyone? This is a dance around election contribution laws and I personally expect some pretty bad fallout over this.

    A mystery company that pumped $1 million into a political committee backing Mitt Romney has been dissolved just months after it was formed, leaving few clues as to who was behind one of the biggest contributions yet of the 2012 presidential campaign.
    The existence of the million-dollar donation — as gleaned from campaign and corporate records obtained by NBC News — provides a vivid example of how secret campaign cash is being funneled in ever more circuitous ways into the political system.

    The company, W Spann LLC, was formed in March by a Boston lawyer who specializes in estate tax planning for “high net worth individuals,” according to corporate records and the lawyer’s bio on her firm’s website.

    The corporate records provide no information about the owner of the firm, its address or its type of business.
    Firm gives $1 million to pro-Romney group, dissolves - politics - Decision 2012 - msnbc.com

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    I just heard about this last night! It made me wonder if the new Citizen's United ruling wasn't going to encourage more of this type of corporate influence into the election of our politicians. Is their a link do you think?
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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
    I read where most of the Wall street political contributions went to the GOP in 2010. I guess they know who is looking out after their interest!
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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    People can spend their money how ever they wish. If they want to simply blow it like shown here, they don't have to explain their actions.

    Some will spend 1 million on a new Bugatti, others in frittering it away like this example. It's amazing how bad others want control of other peoples money.

    I think "people" is the focus. This was a company that formed solely for the purpose of making the huge contribution. That is not the equivalent of a personal donation.
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    Re: Super PAC's try end around

    A perfect example why the Citizens United decision will turn out to be the Dred Scott case of this century.
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