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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    How does an accounting firm run without it's CPA licenses?
    It doesn't. It's employees and clients get acquired by other firms.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    How does an accounting firm run without it's CPA licenses?

    Illegally.....


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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    I heard an interview yesterday with the guy that brought this case to the courts. He said that in oral arguments, one of the justices (I believe it was Antonin Scalia) asked the head of the FEC, that if his documentary on Hillary Clinton, that they had refused to allow him to distribute, was put into book form, would they still have banned it. The director reluctantly said "Yes".

    According to the film maker, that admission turned everyones heads, and in his opinion, was the nail in the coffin of McCain/Feingold.

    What he found incredible, and I have to agree with him, was the fact that the 4 liberal justices went against the first amendment guarantee of free speech, and voted to allow the government to ban books based on their content.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    It doesn't. It's employees and clients get acquired by other firms.
    There you go. A corporation that cannot operate in the business realm for which it was created is dead, wouldn't you say?

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    There you go. A corporation that cannot operate in the business realm for which it was created is dead, wouldn't you say?
    What is your point? I have never argued the company isn't dead.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I wonder what corporation owns usa today?
    Gannett Company.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    What is your point? I have never argued the company isn't dead.
    But you do contend that they weren't killed by the government, right?

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I heard an interview yesterday with the guy that brought this case to the courts. He said that in oral arguments, one of the justices (I believe it was Antonin Scalia) asked the head of the FEC, that if his documentary on Hillary Clinton, that they had refused to allow him to distribute, was put into book form, would they still have banned it. The director reluctantly said "Yes".

    According to the film maker, that admission turned everyones heads, and in his opinion, was the nail in the coffin of McCain/Feingold.

    What he found incredible, and I have to agree with him, was the fact that the 4 liberal justices went against the first amendment guarantee of free speech, and voted to allow the government to ban books based on their content.
    I don't understand the part about the head of the FEC would have banned "his" book. Who is "his". Just curious.

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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    But you do contend that they weren't killed by the government, right?
    They weren't. The conviction was over ruled by the Supreme Court and they were free to get licensed again. They just choose not to.

    My assumption is they folded into other firms and are just doing business as another name now.
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    Re: Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    They weren't. The conviction was over ruled by the Supreme Court and they were free to get licensed again. They just choose not to.

    My assumption is they folded into other firms and are just doing business as another name now.
    Had the conviction been upheld, and the CPA licenses remained revoked, would you agree or disagree that they would have been executed by the government?

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