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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    More idiotic grandstanding. Some measures to control corporate money is fine. A constitutional amendment is unnecessary.

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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    To me it seems like another movement to cripple the elections in favor of the left. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn'nt there also a tried movement by the left to allow illegal aliens to vote, in which they'd primarily vote for the left?

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    I know of no such movement or effort. Do you?
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    To me it seems like another movement to cripple the elections in favor of the left. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn'nt there also a tried movement by the left to allow illegal aliens to vote, in which they'd primarily vote for the left?
    I honestly doubt that "the right" has some monopoly on receiving lobbyists money, no matter what you and some democratic supporters would like for us to believe.
    I may be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Sounds like a great idea, if we also ban all union money from politics.
    I agree. All union and corporate money should be banned from politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I know of no such movement or effort. Do you?
    Thus why I used the "correct me if I'm wrong" part. I don't know, but iirc Obama was talking of how he wanted illegal aliens to be able to vote, which would undoubtedly lead to a swell in voters for the democratic side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I honestly doubt that "the right" has some monopoly on receiving lobbyists money, no matter what you and some democratic supporters would like for us to believe.
    I don't know for sure what the facts are. It's doubtful that any of us have the real facts. I would say I've heard that more corporations donate to the right for elections than to the left, however unions do the same thing the left.

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I agree. All union and corporate money should be banned from politics.
    It would seem reasonable, but then again I don't have the knowledge to weigh all of this in the balance. How do you think banning both $$$ sources would effect elections, CT?

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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I don't know for sure what the facts are. It's doubtful that any of us have the real facts. I would say I've heard that more corporations donate to the right for elections than to the left, however unions do the same thing the left.
    Unions are corporations.
    I may be wrong.

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    This is wonderful. If it were to pass, it would be the first fundamental change to the system we have seen in a long time. We are in desperate need of something other than baby steps.

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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Unions are corporations.
    Did not know that.

    In light of that I guess I don't have a problem with it, though I don't know what other angles can be played from this banning.

    Which party would benefit the most, I wonder, seeing as a lot of liberals/socialists/progressives seem to be enthralled with this idea.

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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It would seem reasonable, but then again I don't have the knowledge to weigh all of this in the balance. How do you think banning both $$$ sources would effect elections, CT?
    It would have a monumental effect on elections. As it is now, candidates are screened by corporations and unions long before they ever get to voters because candidates who are not in the pockets of corporations and unions are not able to finance their campaigns. As such, it doesn't matter if Obama or Romney wins the next election, because it will be the corporations' interests that are served either way.
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