Last edited by Groucho; 01-22-10 at 11:20 AM.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
Last edited by Kandahar; 01-22-10 at 11:32 AM.
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I can't. This is important.
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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.
Last edited by Captain America; 01-22-10 at 11:38 AM.
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