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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    For what common citizen? Look, I am a veteran truck driver, I can assure you that I don't set the world on fire, but tell me, all you anti business people, what are you going to do for a job when you destroy the ones currently?



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    Now there's a strawman if I ever saw one. Who is anti-business? Some of us are simply anti-corporate-control-of-our-government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    Now there's a strawman if I ever saw one. Who is anti-business? Some of us are simply anti-corporate-control-of-our-government.
    Vader is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    It is logical to assume that if congressmen are voting for laws that constituents don't like then they'll be voted out of office. I mean, we do have elections, right?
    No, we have a farse. We are presented candidates to vote on. Most constituents are low-info voters and easily hoodwinked by ads.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    No, we have a farse. We are presented candidates to vote on. Most constituents are low-info voters and easily hoodwinked by ads.
    So republicanism is a sham. What better system to you propose?

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

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    So there we have it!
    Medicare part D. See, you've been so hoodwinked that you can't even remember the damaging crap that corporate interests get away with so how can you vote correctly?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    No, we have a farse. We are presented candidates to vote on. Most constituents are low-info voters and easily hoodwinked by ads.
    We have a "farse", huh? How ironic ...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    No, we have a farse. We are presented candidates to vote on. Most constituents are low-info voters and easily hoodwinked by ads.
    Look at what you are saying - the voters are stupid and need the government's protection so they won't see certain ads that could trick them.

    I can't think of a better example of why we have freedom of speech.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    That's crap. The voters choose the congressmen. No amount of money can change that.
    Oh come on, you're beginning to sound like a republican. If what you just said were true then why do corporations spend money on politics? Why do Ad agencies exist? Why do commercials exist?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    Oh come on, you're beginning to sound like a republican. If what you just said were true then why do corporations spend money on politics? Why do Ad agencies exist? Why do commercials exist?
    No amount of money can change the fact that voters choose. It may influence their decision, but they are still 100% in control and 100% responsible.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I know. I was just stating a fact. I didn't say whether it was good or bad.
    Did you forget the question mark you put at the end of your sentence? That makes it a question and not a statement. Unless you'd like to change the above to say "It was a rhetorical question".

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