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    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.
    Least we know why the Left really dislikes them.
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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?
    Exactly!

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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?
    It doesn't, at least not from the right. Unions are constantly bemoaned, as is Soros and the like. It's just standard politics rather than some vast conspiracy against the right.

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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.
    unfortunately, CJ is right about this
    our elected political prostitutes are also cheap prostitutes
    reminds me of the newhart show with larry and his brothers: darryl and darryl. they would do anything for a dollar. well, so will too many of our elected representatives
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Nope. There's no evidence that they hold any more power than anyone else in this country when it comes to influencing politicians.



    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Pure delfection
    More like inconvenient truth.


    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!
    Beat me to it.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    How much is it worth to you to vote Republican?
    I'm not worried about me....but advertising is very influential with a great number of the electorate. It is a known fact that money can sway an election which is why the "Citizen's United" case was such a fiasco. As a result, our Whitehouse faces the real danger of being bought by the highest bidder. We need real campaign reform and ideally we would have publically financed campaigns and get private money out. Then...it would be about the candidates and the issues and less about a 60 second sound bite.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post




    More like inconvenient truth.



    Beat me to it.
    Okay, you laughed. Please show me some evidence of the Koch brothers forcing politicians to do something against their will or strictly because the Koch brothers required/demanded/bought it. I'm not aware of it.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm not worried about me....but advertising is very influential with a great number of the electorate. It is a known fact that money can sway an election which is why the "Citizen's United" case was such a fiasco. As a result, our Whitehouse faces the real danger of being bought by the highest bidder. We need real campaign reform and ideally we would have publically financed campaigns and get private money out. Then...it would be about the candidates and the issues and less about a 60 second sound bite.
    Seems like it would be easier to get the Congress to shrink the powers of the Presidency instead of abdicating to the POTUS the way it was supposed to be done all along, and who sits in the WH wouldn't matter as much, certainly not worth $2B of spending.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Seems like it would be easier to get the Congress to shrink the powers of the Presidency instead of abdicating to the POTUS the way it was supposed to be done all along, and who sits in the WH wouldn't matter as much, certainly not worth $2B of spending.
    Like what, for example?
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm not worried about me....but advertising is very influential with a great number of the electorate. It is a known fact that money can sway an election which is why the "Citizen's United" case was such a fiasco. As a result, our Whitehouse faces the real danger of being bought by the highest bidder. We need real campaign reform and ideally we would have publically financed campaigns and get private money out. Then...it would be about the candidates and the issues and less about a 60 second sound bite.
    If course not. It's always "my integrity is unimpeachable but everyone else is weak willed".

    Why is it that liberals always think they can do no wrong but everyone else is a **** up?

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