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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Justices strike down political donor limits - CNN.com




    File this under "duh", although you can never be quite sure with this Supreme Court.

    The fact that it's 5-4 is astounding. That "four" don't even think you should have to present a valid ID to vote, but they want to tell valid voters what to do with their money.
    There was never any limit - this ruling was redundant.

    There was a $500 per donation cap, however there was nothing in place to stop people from making multiple donations of $500 each. So if someone wanted to donate $1,500 for example they would have to break that amount up into 3 separate donations..

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Why people applaud this nonsense is beyond me. Cant you see whats happening? Our leaders, our representatives are literally being bought and sold. They dont represent us. They represent the big donors.
    Our Leaders and Representatives have always been bought and sold.
    Look at the influence of the 4th estate before Modern technology exploded media.

    Dems must continue their new approach with hit ads in the close Senate races and forget about things they can't change.
    Asking Americans if they want to "lose this and that aspect of ACA that is popular" is a winning ticket .
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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    The solution isn't to silence the People, the solution is to deal with the crooked politicians. Fix the PROBLEM.
    The problem isn't the gasoline, it's the fire. If we put the fire out the gasoline wouldn't burn.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The individual should be unlimited. Corporations and other non-hunan entities should be banned from political contribution.
    Corporations are people.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    The rich bought the SCOTUS. Who would have thunk it?

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    All I have to say is read my sigline.

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    “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
    “Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Asking Americans if they want to "lose this and that aspect of ACA that is popular" is a winning ticket .
    Yes because who would want to lose a limited choice of doctors or higher deductibles!
    There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I don't care how much an individual donates, it's their money they can do what they want with it. However it must be individuals. As in: not superpacs, not corporations, not committees, none of those. Just individuals.
    I just want to understand you clearly. Your list would also encompass unions, Planned Parenthood, the NAACP, the Sierra Club, MSNBC, La Raza, etc.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    I just want to understand you clearly. Your list would also encompass unions, Planned Parenthood, the NAACP, the Sierra Club, MSNBC, La Raza, etc.
    Of course.

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    Re: Justices strike down political donor limits

    Include that in the GOP Health Care bill on the House floor.
    Wait, they don't have one--never have .
    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    Yes because who would want to lose a limited choice of doctors or higher deductibles!
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