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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Anti-trust laws are enforced.

    Look at what Microsoft was going through until Gates caved in and started shelling out the money Clinton was demanding. As soon as he started his liberal foundations, Reno the Attack Bull Dyke Baby-Barbequing Jello was called off.
    I guess free speech is pretty expensive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I guess free speech is pretty expensive.
    Yes, we should always joke when the politicians in government abuse the power we give them to steal money and freedom for your side.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Let's not forget the labor unions that have collected tens of billions for their investment on Obama.

    Corporations should have bought shares in the unions after the election.
    That is the popular excuse of the reiche-wing. They want to be legally allowed to buy off politicians at will.

    The democrats are just as bad and need to be expelled from politics just a much as the rieche-wingers do.

    Business and politics should be banned by law from mixing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Business and politics should be banned by law from mixing.


    Good luck with that, sport.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Anti-trust laws are enforced.
    no, they are selectively enforced, very selectively and rarely actually

    how many large and vertically integrated corporations does this nation have?

    how many corporations feed you? provide media? provide your energy? provide your clothing? provide communication?

    has this number increased or decreased over the last few decades?

    do these corporations get favorable treatment from the govt?

    how many exist as near monopolies using govt help to avoid having more competition?

    Want a blatant example of anti-trust and monopolies forming?, how does a handful of banks gobble up a bunch of other banks and become too big to fail to where they are so far in violation of the law the government can't even deal with it? so much so that they even extorted the govt into putting you into debt to pay for their greed. Investment bank, deposit bank, primary dealer, all wrapped up into one entity, a vertically integrated bank, this is non enforcement of anti-trust law.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yes, we should always joke when the politicians in government abuse the power we give them to steal money and freedom for your side.
    I'm suprised third parties aren't for more finance reform. How much more powerful do you think they'd be if they didn't have to compete with massive donations unions and corporations make to the GOP and Dems?
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post


    Good luck with that, sport.
    Yeah, I know. The corrupt corporate cocksuckers are not going to freely give up corruption.

    The best means of ****ing their world up is to stop all lawmakers from receiving salaries.

    Then make their finanical records subject to regular scruitny. That way a sudden donation of a large sum of money, stocks, bonds, property ... whatever would be obvious and unhideable.

    Then those politicians can be removed from office and sent to Florence, CO (Supermax) for 20 years.... and they can be in the cell across the hall from the party responsible for the bribe.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I'm suprised third parties aren't for more finance reform. How much more powerful do you think they'd be if they didn't have to compete with massive donations unions and corporations make to the GOP and Dems?
    The problem is that money is inseperable from politics. It's like trying to cut the head off a Hydra.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I'm suprised third parties aren't for more finance reform. How much more powerful do you think they'd be if they didn't have to compete with massive donations unions and corporations make to the GOP and Dems?
    I doubt they'd be much more powerful. Prior to both large corporations and unions 3rd parties were never a very significant political force in US politics, with the possible exception of the 1850s/60s, because the 2 main national parties were collapsing in on themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    That is the popular excuse of the reiche-wing. They want to be legally allowed to buy off politicians at will.

    The democrats are just as bad and need to be expelled from politics just a much as the rieche-wingers do.

    Business and politics should be banned by law from mixing.
    So, you're okay with goonions buying politicians, but you don't want to share.

    Good thing your side lost the argument in the Supreme Court.

    Maybe we can start working on ways to enforce the honesty of politicians.

    I would say the first step is a permanent Independent Counsel with the sole function of investigating and prosecuting ethics charges against Congressmen.

    Chrissy Dodd can take bribes from ****rywide and he's allowed to retire at taxpayer expense? Chucky Rangel can cheat on his taxes infinitely and retain his leadership position on the Ways and Means Committee?

    You know, the committee that writes the tax laws?

    We've suffered having Barney "Gay Bordello in My Apartment, Oh My!" Frank in the House, only to discover he's influencing banking legislation because he likes some male teller's ass.

    No, we need to start amputating the corrupt Representatives and Senators, using criminal prosecution as the tool.

    No Congressman convicted of a felony should be eligible for any pension accrusing from his time in office. (We'll skip over the fact that Congressmen should not be getting pensions at all...)

    Jail.

    That's how you stop Congressmen from being bought off.

    No person convicted of an ethic

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