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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Amazing how many people still support the "right" of corporations to purchase politicians by running ads. It does make a good investment, as those politicians then will do the bidding of their masters, rather than the work of the people.

    Interesting, too, how unions are mentioned as the bad guy, as if there is somehow a difference between one special interest or another purchasing political power.

    Sure, you can have free speech too, if you can afford it. The cost? Well, if you have to ask, then you can't afford it.
    Yea, because it's the amount of money being spend on commercials that's really influencing Congress.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    My main issue is the same one that is in Canadian law, the law that says corporations are persons and behave as people within the legal system. I think this is the biggest mistake ever made. It places the rights of groups of people over the rights of the individual, and in the case of corporate giants, it gives them the power of entire States due to their huge finances.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    This was such a terrible ruling. It's nice to see both liberals and conservatives uniting against this. Our government is corrupt enough (both parties), we don't need big business and unions buying special legislation via campaign donations.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    So, those who oppose the new ruling won't be taking any of the new money when it gets offered to them?
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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This was such a terrible ruling. It's nice to see both liberals and conservatives uniting against this. Our government is corrupt enough (both parties), we don't need big business and unions buying special legislation via campaign donations.
    For the hundredth time, this decision had nothing to do with campaign donations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    For the hundredth time, this decision had nothing to do with campaign donations.
    so the money can't be given to the politicians? the money gets spent directly on advertising and such by the donors?
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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    For the hundredth time, this decision had nothing to do with campaign donations.
    It may not have been directly been about that, but it does effect campaign donations to some degree. I know they were thinking in terms of constitutional law (and by the law I would probably agree with their ruling), but I don't like the idea of corporations and unions being able to donate an infinite amount of money to a campaign.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    My main issue is the same one that is in Canadian law, the law that says corporations are persons and behave as people within the legal system. I think this is the biggest mistake ever made. It places the rights of groups of people over the rights of the individual, and in the case of corporate giants, it gives them the power of entire States due to their huge finances.
    so what?

    if people don't want corporations participating in elections then politicians shouldn't tax and regulate corporations



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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what?

    if people don't want corporations participating in elections then politicians shouldn't tax and regulate corporations
    That doesn't make sense.

    They are taxed because they are businesses, not because they are individuals, yet in the political landscape they are treated as individuals. This needs to change.

    You get taxed because you make income. I don't see how that equates to having the right to make huge campaign donations to sway political forces.

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    Re: Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    So, those who oppose the new ruling won't be taking any of the new money when it gets offered to them?
    This is about adverts, NOT donations...
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