Page 2 of 100 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 999

Thread: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

  1. #11
    Guru
    Declan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Last Seen
    03-03-17 @ 04:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    4,670

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I'm no socialist but sometimes I think some people have waaay too much money.
    Yeah I bet their kids and grandkids facepalm when they hear about this LOL.

    I had a meeting with my political action committee and we plan on spending $$900,000,004.32 on the 2016 election, so the Kochs better be planning on raising another $4.32 if they hope to have a chance of stopping us.

  2. #12
    Living in Gods country


    JANFU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    17,942

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Thoughts are if you have it to spend, go for it. It's their money to spend as they see fit. I can't imagine spending that kind of money on politics but then again I'm sure they wouldn't understand everything I spend my money on either.
    No concerns about influencing those elected?
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Hillary is the only defense I or anyone else needs.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not once have I showed my dick to a woman and she thought it was creepy. In fact, in 100% of the cases, they were pretty excited about it. I don't know who you're showing your **** too.

  3. #13
    Undisclosed
    Unrepresented's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    San Diego
    Last Seen
    06-12-16 @ 09:05 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,230

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If they're spending the money legally, more power to them. People should be happy that an individual is shoveling almost a $billion into the economy, employing scads of Americans in the process, and not squirreling it away in some offshore account or employing peons in India to answer phones.

    That said, Canada is going to go through a federal election this year and by comparison, our election law limits 3rd party spending to $200,000 and we can't stand the number of ads we get subjected to. I can't imagine the pain suffered by Americans in this regard. And I don't for a minute think the amount of money matters so much as the impact of the message.
    People should not be happy that a billion dollars is being wasted on promoting cynicism, primarily in a handful of swing districts to promote and maintain the interests of a billionaire plutocracy.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

  4. #14
    Question authority
    Grand Mal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    on an island off the left coast of Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:56 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    16,511
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Yeah I bet their kids and grandkids facepalm when they hear about this LOL.

    I had a meeting with my political action committee and we plan on spending $$900,000,004.32 on the 2016 election, so the Kochs better be planning on raising another $4.32 if they hope to have a chance of stopping us.
    Here's an idea. Auction the Presidency! Money ahead, put it into general revenue. Hell, it couldn't be a worse system than the crapshoot a federal election is now.
    "I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid people. I meant that stupid people are generally Conservatives."
    -John Stuart Mill-

  5. #15
    Sage
    Skeptic Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    10,284

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Few investments have the same rate of return as buying politicians.

  6. #16
    Guru
    Declan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Last Seen
    03-03-17 @ 04:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    4,670

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Here's an idea. Auction the Presidency! Money ahead, put it into general revenue. Hell, it couldn't be a worse system than the crapshoot a federal election is now.
    Sure, but we have to have a confirmation vote to be safe. I bet if every voter gets an even cut of the sales price, fraud drops to zero and we have like 99.99% turnout. It is a winning plan for all concerned. President Oprah!!!

  7. #17
    Canadian Conservative
    CanadaJohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:25 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    27,196

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    People should not be happy that a billion dollars is being wasted on promoting cynicism, primarily in a handful of swing districts to promote and maintain the interests of a billionaire plutocracy.
    If it's not a $billion taxpayer dollars being wasted, I don't care at all, just as I don't care what anyone spends their own money on. I think $million weddings are obscene, but it's not my money so I don't really care.

    As for elections, if ads and political spending are what shapes your vote, that's too bad - mine isn't shaped by anything other than what the candidate says regarding issues I care about and how they present themselves throughout the process.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

  8. #18
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 03:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,234

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    No concerns about influencing those elected?
    Nope. There's no evidence that they hold any more power than anyone else in this country when it comes to influencing politicians.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

  9. #19
    Undisclosed
    Unrepresented's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    San Diego
    Last Seen
    06-12-16 @ 09:05 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,230

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If it's not a $billion taxpayer dollars being wasted, I don't care at all, just as I don't care what anyone spends their own money on. I think $million weddings are obscene, but it's not my money so I don't really care.

    As for elections, if ads and political spending are what shapes your vote, that's too bad - mine isn't shaped by anything other than what the candidate says regarding issues I care about and how they present themselves throughout the process.
    I think million dollar weddings and billion dollar campaign buying are both offensive, which is all the more reason to limit the degree to which individuals acquire such unreasonable amounts of money.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

  10. #20
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 03:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,234

    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    You don't understand why someone would choose to spend 1% of their net worth on political influence? It is unlikely to be missed and may be a far wiser investment than buyiing lottery tickets.
    If I had back all the money I've spent on Powerball tickets through the years, I'd be able to buy a private island.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

Page 2 of 100 FirstFirst 12341252 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •