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    Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Representative Ted Deutch (D - FL) announced an amendment earlier this week that seeks to ban corporations from making political contributions. The The Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy (OCCUPIED) Amendment would explicitly state that corporations do not have the same rights as person under the Constitution, that corporations are subject to regulation under Congress, that corporations cannot make political donations, and that Congress will have the power to set limits on all campaign contributions and expenditures. In case the name wasn't enough of a hint, Deutch proposed this amendment specifically to appeal to the Occupy protesters, saying, "Americans of all stripes agree that for far too long, corporations have occupied Washington and drowned out the voices of the people."
    In theory, the amendment could be a very effective measure in reducing corporate contributions to elections, but that is somewhat dependent on how it is interpreted by the courts and subsequent laws.
    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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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    I would have to consider voting no (if I had a vote) because he felt he had to make it an acronym.

    That said, it would likely pass if it ever got out of Congress which is unlikely.

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

    The law would violate a recent Supreme Court ruling so I don't see the point in trying to pass such a law before the balance of the court has changed.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    The law would violate a recent Supreme Court ruling so I don't see the point in trying to pass such a law before the balance of the court has changed.
    Not if it was passed as a Constitutional Amendment.

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

    Sounds great at first glance - although ALL organizations should be banned from donating. Eligable voters only. Organizations can still lobby people to donate - that ought to be plenty.

    How do you pronounce his name?
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Not if it was passed as a Constitutional Amendment.
    Ah, I misread the article. I thought he was proposing changing the Florida constitution.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Sounds like a great idea, if we also ban all union money from politics.

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

    This would be fantastic. Too dangerous to many politicians' paydays, however.
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    Re: Rep. Deutch Presents Amendment To Ban Corporate Money From Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I would have to consider voting no (if I had a vote) because he felt he had to make it an acronym.
    LOL. Good popint

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    That said, it would likely pass if it ever got out of Congress which is unlikely.
    The people who have the power to change these things are the ones who are benefiting from the broken system.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Sounds like a great idea, if we also ban all union money from politics.
    I'd like them to ban political party money from politics.

    The bill seems to just ban "for profit" corporations.
    It really won't end up doing a darn thing except lead to the creation of a lot of new non-profits to lobby the govt.
    Last edited by Simon W. Moon; 11-20-11 at 06:06 PM.
    I may be wrong.

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