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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Campaign finance reform = government rationed political speech.

    corporations {and their PACS} are people, my friends.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people who work for the government aren't teat suckers

    those who expect other tax payers to fund them are

    Oh BTW since you want to make personal comments

    I paid more in TAXES each quarter than I made in salary-and I was an SES level equivalency
    Wait. So journalists who work for news organizations are 'teat suckers', and government employees are taxpayers who don't get their money from taxes.

    I don't follow, but I don't think I'm supposed to.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    corporations {and their PACS} are people, my friends.
    Legally, in this context, yes they are.
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Legally, in this context, yes they are.

    And is that a good thing, when they can be legally responsible for killing people with no criminal consequence?

    Electoral/lobby feedback loops, how do they work?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    And is that a good thing, when they can be legally responsible for killing people with no criminal consequence?

    Electoral/lobby feedback loops, how do they work?
    They are able to engage in free, unrationed political speech, as are all Americans.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    can you smell the stench of the rotting corpse of our federal democratic representative republic?
    Oh that is just choice since the left didn't have a problem with the Koch brothers when they donated to their campaigns. Nope not a problem until 2012 when they ceased to fund Democrats. Gee could it be their ever growing anti corporate stance? Their increase in regulations by the bucketful to appease their staunch political donors such as greenie weenies? And the constant mantra of victims in society they conjure up without holding them to any personal responsibility for their feckless choices in life demanding those who did it the right way pay for them too? Why yes it is all pertinent.

    I'm just sorry that the Koch brothers stopped at 389 million. I was hoping for a solid 1/2 billion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Wait. So journalists who work for news organizations are 'teat suckers', and government employees are taxpayers who don't get their money from taxes.

    I don't follow, but I don't think I'm supposed to.
    Nope-I was just wondering why people who depend on the government to feed them are smarter

    or why those who support that while making a decent salary are smarter than those of us who merely want the government to leave us alone



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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Oh that is just choice since the left didn't have a problem with the Koch brothers when they donated to their campaigns. Nope not a problem until 2012 when they ceased to fund Democrats. Gee could it be their ever growing anti corporate stance? Their increase in regulations by the bucketful to appease their staunch political donors such as greenie weenies? And the constant mantra of victims in society they conjure up without holding them to any personal responsibility for their feckless choices in life demanding those who did it the right way pay for them too? Why yes it is all pertinent.

    I'm just sorry that the Koch brothers stopped at 389 million
    . I was hoping for a solid 1/2 billion.


    See, you call out "left" (presumably insinuating me).
    You have no idea. I want to end corporate personhood, I want federally funded elections, I want the Kochs, Soros, everyone ***OUT*** of the election game.

    But hey, go on patting your back as a proud patriot while shouting the text I underlined.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    They are able to engage in free, unrationed political speech, as are all Americans.

    so you are an adherant of the $=== speech theory.

    *I'm shocked*

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    so you are an adherant of the $=== speech theory.

    *I'm shocked*
    The Constitution is clear.
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