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

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    what do you mean run our economy? like elected officials?
    yes and God help us, it's like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get.(stealing the line from Forrest Gump)

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

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

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    Please I just had lunch.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    but i thought free market economics? or
    There's a reason that we have a Constitution. When it's violated it's usually to violate free market principles.

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    Re: SCOTUS Strikes Down Campaign Finance!

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    hey HEY, Americans, it turns out we have a "freedom of speech" thingy!

    who knew?

    SCOTUS Knocks Down McCain-Feingold

    The Supreme Court today struck down key elements of McCain-Feingold legislation in a decision that could radically alter campaign finance.

    In a broad 5-4 decision in Citizens United vs. FEC, the Court found unconstitutional bans in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that prevented corporate and labor union money from funding some kinds of political communication. Under the ruling these groups may now fund political advertisements out of their general treasuries.

    ....Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Tohmas. Associate Justice John Paul Stevens wrote for the dissent.

    When the case was first heard last march, at issue was whether campaign finance laws that cap corporate spending on political activities applied to Hillary: The Movie, a scathing documentary about Hillary Clinton financed by a non-profit group.

    But the case was given an unusual re-hearing, with new players in the form of Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Obama Solicitor General Elena Kagan, and this time it focused on the much broader question of whether corporate spending limits were themselves constitutional...
    After Obama refused public financing, breaking his promise, in the 2008 election and then spent billions of dollars in online donations from foreigners, I think I know why he is so upset about people in corporations being given their free speech rights back.

    After all, what is Obama going to do when companies start running ads about the projected impact of cap and trade?
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    Re: SCOTUS Strikes Down Campaign Finance!

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    After all, what is Obama going to do when companies start running ads about the projected impact of cap and trade?
    Corporations have always had the right to run ads about the projected impact of cap and trade.

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    Re: SCOTUS Strikes Down Campaign Finance!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Corporations have always had the right to run ads about the projected impact of cap and trade.
    But not tie it to a specific candidate. And with the unconstitutional power that Obama is wielding, I would be nervous about running ads against his policies without tying it to him. Especially when so many Obama voters were ignorant of what he actually stood for and didn't know much beyond him being smart, well-spoken, and potentially the first black president.
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    Re: SCOTUS Strikes Down Campaign Finance!

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    But not tie it to a specific candidate.
    Well, yes, they have, they just had to pretend not to be by not mentioning the wrods "vote" or "election" in the ad.

    But so what?

    And with the unconstitutional power that Obama is wielding, I would be nervous about running ads against his policies without tying it to him. Especially when so many Obama voters were ignorant of what he actually stood for and didn't know much beyond him being smart, well-spoken, and potentially the first black president.
    Blah blah Obama blah unconstitutional blah blah teleprompter blah Messiah.

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    Re: SCOTUS Strikes Down Campaign Finance!

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    After Obama refused public financing, breaking his promise, in the 2008 election and then spent billions of dollars in online donations from foreigners, I think I know why he is so upset about people in corporations being given their free speech rights back.

    After all, what is Obama going to do when companies start running ads about the projected impact of cap and trade?
    It's interesting that you criticize Obama for spending campaign contributions from foreigners when the SCOTUS decision may allow influence of the U.S. government by corporations owned by foreign investors.

    SCOTUS Decision Allows Foreign Influence of U.S. Elections | Progressive Nation

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    For ****'s sake, have you read anything that has been posted in this thread?

    This decision will not have a substantial impact on the amount of money that corporations throw at politics.
    Sure, that is true, though not a particularly persuasive argument for making a bad situation, worse.

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