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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    A victory for free speech and the First Amendment, indeed.
    No.

    A victory for corporate corruption of the government.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    1. Politics and business CANNOT EVER mix. We do not need business executives buying legislation to legitimize their illegal activities.

    2. POlitics and business DO NOT mix. This is a bad idea because it means people with money make the law and poor people get stuck living with it. There is no longer any chance of a fair election. Now businesses will be buying off politics right and left... in a wholesale fashion.

    There are already too damn many sellouts in the house and in the senate. Now the corporate scum in this country can buy off the government wholesale.
    And again, please explain how things will play out differently now than they did under the previous system.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    And again, please explain how things will play out differently now than they did under the previous system.
    In the old system, there was a law against it. Those who got caught went to prison (where they belong).

    Now... there is no danger.

    I do not like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    1. Politics and business CANNOT EVER mix. We do not need business executives buying legislation to legitimize their illegal activities.

    2. POlitics and business DO NOT mix. This is a bad idea because it means people with money make the law and poor people get stuck living with it. There is no longer any chance of a fair election. Now businesses will be buying off politics right and left... in a wholesale fashion.

    There are already too damn many sellouts in the house and in the senate. Now the corporate scum in this country can buy off the government wholesale.
    Politics and business have been part of each other ever since the birth of this nation, and way before that even.

    I think limiting the money that corporations can give to politicians was a good idea, in theory and in principle. But in practice, the result was the corporations and politicians becoming more shady about campaign funds and campaign platforms.

    If raising that limit can provide more transparency, I think it may be worth it. It may be a compromise in principle, but in practice I think we may be better off.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Naturally. The Reiche-wing loves to buy off votes.

    Now they can do it wholesale.
    Like the Obama supporter that ran Fannie Mae that made $90 million in half a decade?

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Politics and business have been part of each other ever since the birth of this nation, and way before that even.

    I think limiting the money that corporations can give to politicians was a good idea, in theory and in principle. But in practice, the result was the corporations and politicians becoming more shady about campaign funds and campaign platforms.

    If raising that limit can provide more transparency, I think it may be worth it. It may be a compromise in principle, but in practice I think we may be better off.
    I never thought of it that way. Maybe it will. I just dislike business and politics being in bed with one another.

    Maybe ... I just do not trust business ... or the government to be honest.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Like the Obama supporter that ran Fannie Mae that made $90 million in half a decade?
    Yeah ... I do not deny that I do not like that.

    That to is corruption. I do not like that either.

    Shameful bunch of sellouts.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling a landmark for corporate political cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    This is the greatest case of SCOTUS incompetence I have ever seen.
    Disagreed. The McCain-Feingold bill was an atrocity that richly deserves to be tossed in the trash.

    A much better approach is to promptly (like within 24 hours) report on the internet where the money is coming from. Sunshine is a much better disinfectant than regulation because there are always lawyers who can figure out how to game the system.

    Just my opinion.

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And death to US democracy. So when is the new Senator for Bank of America going to take his seat?
    Hmmm....I don't see you complaining about the George Soros' Puppet President...

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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And death to US democracy. So when is the new Senator for Bank of America going to take his seat?
    What are you talking about?
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