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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    One person, one vote. Giving a select group of people more votes leads to an oligarchy.
    They don't have more votes, but their money enables constitutionally protected free speech.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Good for the Koch brothers! That 900 million might make up for all the funding from the AFL-CIO, ActBlue, American Fed of State Employees Union, American Federation of Teachers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Education Association, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Laborers Union, American Association for Justice, Communication Workers of America, Teamsters Union, United Auto Workers, Communication Workers of America, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Newsweb Corp, Emily's List, Sheet Metals Workers Union, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Operating Engineers Union, United Steel Workers, International Association of Fire Workers, Time Warner, Iron Workers Union, Airline Pilots Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, American Postal Union, United Transportation Union, University of California, Walt Disney Co., Human Rights Campaign, Saban Capital Group, Skadden Arps Et Al, Seafarers International Union, National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, Harvard University, National Rural Letter Carriers Assn , National Cmte for an Effective Congress the Democratic party enjoys.

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    Here, ya left this off your list from the same source:

    For example, this list does not include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. He and his wife Miriam donated nearly $93 million in 2012 alone to conservative super PACs — enough to put him at No. 2 on this list. Similarly, the list excludes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has donated more than $19 million in the past two years, largely to groups that support gun control. Neither Adelson nor Bloomberg — or the organizations they report as their employers — qualifies as a "heavy hitter" under our current definition. It's also important to note that we aren't including donations to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers, or the liberal group Patriot Majority — because these groups hide their donors; see a list of top donors that we've been able to identify to such groups. We are working to revise this list to take into account the new realities of campaign finance created by the Citizens United decision, but as it currently stands, there are significant omissions.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here, ya left this off your list from the same source:
    It didn't list any of Soros' countless donations funneled through him often using his Open Society either. So what's your point?
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    It didn't list any of Soros' countless donations funneled through him often using his Open Society either. So what's your point?
    Organizations Funded by George Soros and His Open Society Institute - Discover the Networks
    Has Soros ever spent $900 million on a campaign?
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Has Soros ever spent $900 million on a campaign?
    Who knows? You'd probably need a forensic accountant to find out truthfully, but the Koch's haven't either....this is just some blown out of proportion story about some proposed spending on future election that may or may not be the near $900 mil the article talks about...however, it is a tremendous example of how the liberal MSM gets all in a tizzy when their agenda's are threatened....

    Example, the story just hit today of Elmendorf telling congress that our debt is now unsustainable by 2025, and not one MSM on Google has it reported....Why?
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Has Soros ever spent $900 million on a campaign?
    If you add up all the web of organizations that he funnels his money through it would be interesting to see a total. But one thing for sure is there isn't a Democrat in office that hasn't benefited from Soros' deep pockets.

    While it is being reported that Koch brothers are going to spend 900 million on this next campaign, how much will Soros and all his 527 groups cough up is still to be revealed. And another thing to remember is the Koch brothers have heavily donated to certain Democrats in the past like Mario Cuomo. Soros doesn't have that kind of record. So this whole thread is based on jive time nickel dime Bull S***.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    They don't have more votes, but their money enables constitutionally protected free speech.

    I am aware that five justices on the supreme court interpret the First Amendment as applying political donations, but it has led to an oligarch. Lobbyist have literally been in the room while politicians negotiate and write legislation. They are buying our politicians and paying them off for favors.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I am aware that five justices on the supreme court interpret the First Amendment as applying political donations, but it has led to an oligarch. Lobbyist have literally been in the room while politicians negotiate and write legislation. They are buying our politicians and paying them off for favors.
    Interested parties have "been in the room" while legislation was negotiated since our Republic was founded.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Choosing a President is a little more important than choosing peanut butter. We are already influenced by China and other countries over the products we purchased. Do you want to allow them to buy our Presidency as well?
    better them than foreign scumbags like Soros or the left-wing MSNM



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