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

    In some ways, I can see this as a good thing, but in other ways I can't see it as a good thing.


    For one, it will lead to more corruption in the system we already have. However, if what Lightdemon is correct it could lead to less corruption I see it as a positive thing

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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.
    Fine.

    Stop giving government so much power business feels it has to play a role in government out of self-defense.

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

    However, the USSC has so far refused to throw out essential elements of McCain-Feingold that are CLEAR violations of the First Amendment.

    NO political committee or candidate should have the power to sue ANYONE who will be airing a documentary to prevent the airing of that documentary.

    Prior Restraint on the First Amendment? Excuse me?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    In some ways, I can see this as a good thing, but in other ways I can't see it as a good thing.


    For one, it will lead to more corruption in the system we already have. However, if what Lightdemon is correct it could lead to less corruption I see it as a positive thing
    Personally, any law that would jail me from spending my own money to promote a candidate I believed in, while letting big rich groups with the resources to seet up the right "fronts" to get around the law...

    That's corruption.

    PeteEU shows once again his absolutely lack of understanding what was really going on. As Right pointed out, getting around the McCain-Feingold law was a matter of playing the system.

    And that system favored big money and special interests and denied the right to free speech for anyone/group that lacked the resources. If you realize this reality, you see the SCOTUS just dealt a blow to elitism... Which is probably why he is so upset.
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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?

    I don,t know;whenever Brown gets the clearance,Kinda looks like sometime in February.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

    Basic freedom makes this a just ruling.

    I just wish the voting populace was interested enough not to be swayed by glitz and flash that money helps provide.

    Still, I'd rather have this stuff out in the open, rather than under the table. This ruling changes nothing other than perhaps that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    If you realize this reality, you see the SCOTUS just dealt a blow to elitism....
    This is one of the times I rarely agree with MrV.

    You, sir, hit the nail on it's head.
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    Re: Supreme Court ruling a landmark for corporate political cash

    I agree in the sense that immoral people will always find loopholes in the law. Without fully funded public campaign financing, the corruption will never be excised from the system.

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    Re: Supreme Court ruling a landmark for corporate political cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Supreme Court ruling a landmark for corporate political cash

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Corporations can spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a landmark decision that allows massive sums to be spent to influence future elections.

    The 5-4 ruling split the high court along conservative and liberal lines. It was a defeat for the Obama administration and supporters of campaign finance laws who said that ending the limits would unleash a flood of corporate money into the political system.

    This is the greatest case of SCOTUS incompetence I have ever seen.

    Lets all give the cluess assholes who voted to alllow the corporate buyoff of the government a big hand. The justices responsible for voting "yes" on this issue (probably republicans) needs to be removed from office.

    This country just lost key liberty and no longer has free and fair elections.

    The SCOTUS ... what a bunch of ****ing imbeciles.
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    Re: Supreme Court ruling a landmark for corporate political cash

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I agree in the sense that immoral people will always find loopholes in the law. Without fully funded public campaign financing, the corruption will never be excised from the system.
    I have to disagree there, too. Corruption is a problem wherever public money is spent, and for that reason public money should never be used to fund political campaigns.

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