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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Queen View Post
    I wonder how you'll feel about this when Citgo, owned by Venezuela, pays for a Senator to do their bidding?

    I wonder how you'll feel when a Saudi Arabian or a Japanese or an Iranian corporation pays for a politician to vote the way they want them to.

    This ruling takes away the voice of the people of the USA and gives the power to any corporation in the world who feels like buying a US politician.

    Hello major corruption.

    Maybe we can get a law passed that requires politicians to wear advertising on their suits, like Nascar drivers, so you know who has paid for them.

    Edit: DOH! Wrote this before reading the entire thread and seeing that someone else made the same point! Sorry!
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Maybe we can get a law passed that requires politicians to wear advertising on their suits, like Nascar drivers, so you know who has paid for them.

    Edit: DOH! Wrote this before reading the entire thread and seeing that someone else made the same point! Sorry!

    Why are you as a lawyer, misrepresenting what this decision means?


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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I love to watch you liberals whine when the playing field is leveled
    I love to watch you dodge questions you can't answered.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Now we can watch the corporations that actually do the hiring
    Corporations don't actually hire anybody. People who work for corporations hire other people to work for corporations, and then the corporations pay them.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why are you as a lawyer, misrepresenting what this decision means?

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    Hm? Where do you think I have done that? My comments about this case are the same ones made by the 4 lawyers on the Supreme Court who filed their dissent.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its called freedom of speech my left wing friend..You leftys are all he time quoting the first amendment......What is the matter????
    Its a sad day in America when Corporations are considered to be entitled to same the rights as people...and yet, Corporations can't be prosecuted or held to the same standards as people.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I love to watch you liberals whine when the playing field is leveled.
    Thanks for indicating what you REALLY care about (i.e. helping the Republican Party, rather than taking some principled stand for free speech), but I think you are mistaken in your assumption that this somehow "levels the playing field." Corporations are hardly monolithic Republican donors. Many of them favor Democrats, and some donate huge amounts of money to BOTH sides. While this will certainly increase corporate influence over politicians of both parties, it's anybody's guess as to which party will benefit from it. My guess: Neither.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am nearly positive that your condemnation is of supreme import. In any case I think there is some level of misrepresentation going on here.

    On Pg. 2 "Queen" made it appear as though Corporations could now give as much money to a single candidate as they wished. My understanding is that this is untrue. Ad time can be spent without restriction, but donation levels stay the same.

    So what's the rub here? Libs will no longer be able to fill the airwaves with propaganda about a candidate unchallenged? Seems so.


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    Libs? I see them all doing that. MoveOn.org, SwiftBoatVets., the list goes on.

    I understood the court to say that now corporations can spend as much as they want. Does that mean they can now finance a campaign by paying for their TV ads, chartering their jet, etc.? Things that were normally the expense of the politician's can now be paid for by special interest corporations, albeit, not directly paid to the politician?

    I really don't have a "rub" with it, per se, as I see this being an equal advantage/disadvantage to either party. There is just something fundamentally wrong with the idea and I was surprised to see that some of our collegues here who are usually staunch proponents of good (vs. bad,) have chose their stance on what is, to me, the "bad" side of issue. I was somewhat surprised. That's all.

    At the end of the day, who can deny, even if it is cloaked as a "free speech" issue, it is about buying politicians. People I thought that would oppose that are saying they approve it. Just don't add up and I was taken by surprise by their position. But the next time a certain collegue of ours claims to be non-partisan and independant, I will remember this thread.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its a sad day in America when Corporations are considered to be entitled to same the rights as people...and yet, Corporations can't be prosecuted or held to the same standards as people.
    Actually yes, they can be prosecuted.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Actually yes, they can be prosecuted.
    When has a corporation been prosecuted?
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