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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    And as was pointed out to you pages ago, UNIONS SPEND MORE THAN CORPORATIONS.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058514838

    If you're continuing to pretend otherwise, then you're being deliberately disingenuous.





    Again, if GE wanted to spend 8.5B on politics, they could have done so already. You keep on pretending that this isn't the case.
    They have funds, far beyond that of unions, to pull out the stops over issues/ races they care about. To pretend otherwise....
    Do you have any numbers on $$ spent on K street?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    They have funds, far beyond that of unions, to pull out the stops over issues/ races they care about.
    So your argument is that even though unions spent more across the board for the past 20 years, corporations are actually more dangerous because they totally could have spent more if they had really wanted to? That doesn't make much sense to me.

    Do you have any numbers on $$ spent on K street?
    How is the amount of money spent on lobbying relevant to the question over which side is having a greater influence on elections? Lobbying is entirely unrelated to the issue we're discussing, except as further proof that campaign spending limits do nothing to curb corporate influence.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

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    So is radio host Mike Savage. The brits have given up their rights because they have been duped by fear mongers. They have closed circuit tv cameras all over the place like big brother.
    Do you believe that what you have to say right here, is not watched? I would say that this is not really the topic at hand but just wondering?...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    How is the amount of money spent on lobbying relevant to the question over which side is having a greater influence on elections? Lobbying is entirely unrelated to the issue we're discussing, except as further proof that campaign spending limits do nothing to curb corporate influence.
    I'm pretty sure she doesn't know the difference.

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

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    Do you believe that what you have to say right here, is not watched? I would say that this is not really the topic at hand but just wondering?...
    Wow, I apoligize. I did not know I had strayed off topic. I will go away and not bother anybody anymore. I love you. sometimes I forget what topic I am on.
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    Re: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns

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    How is the amount of money spent on lobbying relevant to the question over which side is having a greater influence on elections? Lobbying is entirely unrelated to the issue we're discussing, except as further proof that campaign spending limits do nothing to curb corporate influence.
    The only races on which corporations are going to spend money are the few that are relevant to their interests. I have not argued that there are more ways, than one, to corrupt the system. First, you gerrymander the districts so that most are "safe". Then you allow media consolidation so that diversity of speech is limited and then you -the corporation- can narrow the field further, to the very few elections/issues that might be worth influencing. Hey, the proof is easily recognizable in the total abdication the administration & dems have shown towards the special interests in the H.C. legislation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I'm pretty sure she doesn't know the difference.
    Just curious? Why do you bother commenting if you think it is beneath you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I don't know he looked good bobo smacking the republicans the other night.

    Never have I seen such a magnificent president before except for JFK. I believe his magnificent performance will set a new paradigm when it comes to political debate.
    oh, sure, he's got STYLE

    trouble is no one believes him

    he says his health care bill provides "support for states," but every blue governor in the nation is up in arms over the 200B dollars of unbacked mandates in the form of medicaid expansion

    he says massachusetts was not aimed at him

    he's not an ideologue

    he doesn't deal with lobbyists, an insult to america's intelligence, or perhaps we've all forgotten AIG, the SEIU, Phrma...

    he's been open

    his health care is centrist

    his stimulus created 2M jobs

    republicans are the ones in danger of losing their seats if they follow him (tell it to dorgan, reid, coakley, corzine, deeds, dodd, lincoln, bayh, nelson, specter, bennett, feingold and more than 50 dogs and freshmen in pelosi's place)

    he's being painted as a bolshevik

    he hasn't been able to get his word out

    republicans have offered no alternatives

    yet his latest talking point is, as repeated over and over by axelord and gibbs on the sunday talks, he's embraced republican ideas from the get go, all over the place, in his recovery act which isn't to be called a stimulus anymore, in his health care, in his budget...

    meanwhile, his entire agenda is out of reach

    yeah, he's AWESOME, dude, hella cool

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Just curious? Why do you bother commenting if you think it is beneath you?
    Beneath me? Where did I say that?

    Instead of reading what isn't there, perhaps you should read what is there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    oh, sure, he's got STYLE

    trouble is no one believes him

    he says his health care bill provides "support for states," but every blue governor in the nation is up in arms over the 200B dollars of unbacked mandates in the form of medicaid expansion

    he says massachusetts was not aimed at him

    he's not an ideologue

    he doesn't deal with lobbyists, an insult to america's intelligence, or perhaps we've all forgotten AIG, the SEIU, Phrma...

    he's been open

    his health care is centrist

    his stimulus created 2M jobs

    republicans are the ones in danger of losing their seats if they follow him (tell it to dorgan, reid, coakley, corzine, deeds, dodd, lincoln, bayh, nelson, specter, bennett, feingold and more than 50 dogs and freshmen in pelosi's place)

    he's being painted as a bolshevik

    he hasn't been able to get his word out

    republicans have offered no alternatives

    yet his latest talking point is, as repeated over and over by axelord and gibbs on the sunday talks, he's embraced republican ideas from the get go, all over the place, in his recovery act which isn't to be called a stimulus anymore, in his health care, in his budget...

    meanwhile, his entire agenda is out of reach

    yeah, he's AWESOME, dude, hella cool
    Thanks. I am glad that people are finally getting the message about corporate spending.

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