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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    I truly hope you're being satirical.
    Not at all. I've actually seen how politicians get bought and it isn't from big money public campaign action. You'd be surprise how cheaply any politician so inclined can be had.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

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    Or at least a local politician.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Not at all. I've actually seen how politicians get bought and it isn't from big money public campaign action. You'd be surprise how cheaply any politician so inclined can be had.
    You've seen wrong then. 900 million would have financed over 80 percent of the winning Presidential campaign in 2012. The idea that a plane ride or other "perks" buys more influence than that is wildly naive to put it kindly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Bless your heart.
    When do we get to hear about Dem donors like Soros and what they plan to spend? This is getting exciting!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Now continue believing that. Nope- all for the good of the country.
    Perhaps Google States Attorney General and donations from corps. Eye opener.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    When do we get to hear about Dem donors like Soros and what they plan to spend? This is getting exciting!
    You won't find me denying the existence of big money Dem doners, not to mention the Union dominance. I'm not even of the opinion that big money is the great evil that many do, but the idea that a 9 figure check doesn't buy you more input into legislative priorities than the average joe is just absurd.

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

    Why does money from the left get a pass but Koch money gets scrutiny?
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    You've seen wrong then. 900 million would have financed over 80 percent of the winning Presidential campaign in 2012. The idea that a plane ride or other "perks" buys more influence than that is wildly naive to put it kindly.
    Sorry, but reality trumps fantasy every time. Take a look at some politicians who've been "bought" over the years and tell me if you find any that were as a result of campaign funding. What you're much more likely to find is the Representative Jefferson kind with $10,000 in their freezer.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Why does money from the left get a pass but Koch money gets scrutiny?
    Because it's cool to hate on them apparently. Even Harry Reid does it.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Kochs Plan to Waste $900 Million on 2016 Campaign.

    Indications are that they have't influenced the electorate very much, so far as presidential races go.
    Citizens United has not proven to be the boogie man once feared.

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