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

    So what?

    The only people that change their vote because of campaign ads are political morons and/or the weak...I don't care who they vote for.

    Besides, whomever either party puts up will absolutely suck anyway.

    Let them spend their money, maybe the ads will offer a passing interest - more so then the tripe that pass for ads now.
    Last edited by DA60; 01-26-15 at 11:45 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    How much of it will be in dark money where we won't know that they are spending?

    This country is becoming an oligarchy.
    dark money doesn't mean you won't know where it's being spent... it means you won't know who the donors are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    And the connection is? Sticky fingers? Ya must be it- sticky fingers.
    The point is, that 900 million bucks is going into the pockets of American citizens. Remember how excited folks were about the stealfromus bill?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug "Why does money from the left get a pass but Koch money gets scrutiny?"

    1. With some exceptions (ie. Soros) money from the left comes from organizations representing thousands of people who made modest donations, not just a handful of extremely rich people.

    2. Most of the causes championed by the left do not financially benefit a small number of people. Most of the causes championed by the right do financially benefit only a small number of people who are already rich and powerful.
    1. I'm not saying you are entirely wrong here, but why should wealthy people be told to hold back where as collections of other wealth is acceptable? Soros is no better than the Koch brothers, yet only the latter gets mention on the floor of the Senate with such passionate disdain for "buying elections."

    2. Here I completely disagree. Modern politics is all about treasury promises. Less contribution in taxation, more in spending, or some terrible combination of the two. And financial benefit is part of the problem, it equates to buying votes no matter if we are talking about the right protecting wealth for votes or the left protecting spending for votes. In the end, we see debt go up. It is just way too argumentative to suggest left policies benefit the average voter or a large percentage of the populace, so their money is more honest than money from the right. Sometime yes, mostly no.
    "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 Lutherf View Post
    Out of curiosity, if someone really liked "Brand X" peanut butter and decided to initiate a campaign to get more people to like the brand would you have a problem with that? What if they spent $900M to get you to change from "Brand Y" to their preferred brand?
    It depends on whether the "preferred brand" is laced with a slow acting poison that their ads did not reveal. That is what the Koch's are doing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It depends on whether the "preferred brand" is laced with a slow acting poison that their ads did not reveal. That is what the Koch's are doing.
    Some might say the same thing about Soros.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    If I had back all the money I've spent on Powerball tickets through the years, I'd be able to buy a private island.
    Why a private island? To be totally reclusive?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Some might say the same thing about Soros.
    Soros is spending as much as the Koch's on the 2016 election? Link please.

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

    I wonder how many billions leftist and unions will spend, but then again its only bad when agent of Liberty spend money to advance their views and values..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why a private island? To be totally reclusive?
    Because when the music stops, things will be "sporting" to say the least..

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