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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That shows how little you know about me.

    I very seldom watch TV, I get my news from the internet.
    Me too, it's more quick time than CNN and the others.

    I do youtube browsing too, this is a good one.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryOfromCA
    . . . . Republicans are all about jobs and economy, and that can only be good for unions.. . .
    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    You're kidding, right?. . . . .
    No, I'm not. Do you think a good economy is BAD for unions?

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

    Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign
    Good fore them.
    They should be able to support those they want.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    And they do this due to their love for their country. Thoughts are?

    Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/us...=top-news&_r=0

    The political network overseen by the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalelled effort by outside groups to shape a presidential election that is already on track to be the most expensive in history.

    The goal, revealed Monday at the Kochs’ annual winter donor retreat near Palm Springs, Calif., would effectively allow their political organization to operate at the same financial scale as the Democratic and Republican parties. In the last presidential election, the Republican National Committee and the party’s two congressional campaign committees spent a total of $657 million.
    Personally, I can't think of a more stupid use of money than to give it to a politician but, it is their money.

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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?
    this is about the 2016 election, or peanut butter. How did it become about the president?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Goldman Sachs lobbies Washington. Lobbyists cut a check to the candidates they lobby.
    Which has nothing to do with what I posted.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Although there is a legal difference, there is little real-world difference between donating to a candidate and donating to a PAC supporting a candidate. I'm aware that PACS can not coordinate with, or be directed by, a candidate's campaign, but the candidate is aware that the corporation made a donation to support his run for office and still owes the corporation a favor. That is still true even when the money came from the corporation's employees or otherwise indirectly.

    I am not against the Citizens United decision, because the Supreme Court was correct that it is a first amendment issue, but I am concerned about the fact that a small number of very rich people and large corporations having too much influence on our government.
    I'm not against the CU decision either, even though I knew it meant that Unions would benefit greatly, and I usually tend to oppose the candidates who are the Union darlings. There are winners and losers in every SCOTUS decision.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

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    There is ample evidence. There was a century-long ban on corporate spending on elections on Montana because the coal companies were literally buying up elections. Just recently, John Oliver did a segment on a state lawmaker who lead the charge against regulating payday loan companies because of his own stake in several of them. This is the military industrial complex that Eisenhower was warning against. The evidence is everywhere. The only way not to see it is to shut your eyes.

    Some people learn to love their chains.
    I have no idea who John Oliver is. Please post a link to this segment he ran showing how the Koch Brothers influenced a lawmaker in Montana to cast a vote or sponsor a bill that he would not otherwise have done.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I have no idea who John Oliver is. Please post a link to this segment he ran showing how the Koch Brothers influenced a lawmaker in Montana to cast a vote or sponsor a bill that he would not otherwise have done.
    Here is a video about the Koch brother influencing schools with lots of money and professors being forced to teach only one point of view, which is the Koch brothers view.


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