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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well it's kind of like a NASCAR race, you make it about the racing team's ability by giving everyone basically the same car. By setting the limit on campaign money, each candidate has to be creative in using the money to get elected.
    And do you see the American people as having the collective will to fund and support something like that because I sure do not?
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well it's kind of like a NASCAR race, you make it about the racing team's ability by giving everyone basically the same car. By setting the limit on campaign money, each candidate has to be creative in using the money to get elected.
    So do you want to limit the amount anyone can spend on a lawyer so that trials are fair too?
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics | OlogyCan this please get passed? I mean please for the sake of god! I gurantee however its probably going to get held up by dems, and republicans alike, but please if their is a god please come down and somehow pass this

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    Corporate donations to campaigns are ALREADY ILLEGAL. Have been for a century.

    The free speech rights of corporations have nothing to do with personhood.

    The only major change this makes to current policy is to allow Congress to regulate or ban speech. I find that reprehensible.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I'd like them to ban political party money from politics.
    1. That's funny. Say that out loud and see what I mean.

    2. Political party money is only 1 or 2 percent of the total, so it's pointless anyway.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Congress represents the People, not non-human entities.

    So sure, forbid corporations, unions, businesses, & non-profits from contributing to political campaigns.
    All are already forbidden from doing so.

    They can sponsor PACs, but those can only take voluntary donations from individuals.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Okay - so we ban corporate money. We ban union money. We ban all group money but individual citizen contributions.

    How do we finance elections?
    Well, since, the only source is not individuals, it will be individuals. Really, really rich individuals. Gee, that's so much better!
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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 do.

    It's not like this isn't public record.

    Federal Election Commission Home Page

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    OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics -- See Who's Giving & Who's Getting
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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.
    False. Most are not.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Did not know that.
    It's not true.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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.
    That's bull. Most of the money for campaigns comes from individuals. And anyone can simply get their name on the ballot for a primary election. If the voters are so desperate for someone who doesn't take special interest money, they could easily choose one. Yet they almost never do. That's their choice.
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