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    DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

    Senate Democrats on Monday lost another attempt to pass legislation forcing donors of groups that bankroll most election ads to be revealed. But Democrats, led by New York Sen. Charles Schumer, pledged to hold the Senate floor hostage and continue the debate well into the night.
    The DISLCOSE Act, which was dealt the same fate in the Senate in 2010, failed to overcome a key procedural vote on entirely partisan lines, 51-44. Democrats will push for another vote as early as Tuesday after holding a “midnight vigil” to protest the GOP filibuster of the measure.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was the only Democrat to vote “no” — a procedural move allowing him to bring it up again. Four Republicans and one Democrat did not vote on the bill, which would require unions, nonprofits and corporate interest groups that spend $10,000 or more during an election cycle to disclose donors who give $10,000 or more.

    The new, stripped down version of the bill sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) no longer required sponsors of electioneering ads to have a disclaimer at the end and pushed the effective date to 2013. A discharge petition in the House to bring up the DISCLOSE act was also filed by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) last week.


    The push for the act comes as Democrats are lagging behind Republicans in fundraising. Critics of the bill argued that bringing up the measure was merely a political ploy.




    Yea! **** transparency! We dont wanna show you who is buying your elections!?

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    Re: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

    What can you say? It's disgusting. Republicans should be ashamed of themselves.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

    Most unfortunate. But something also tells me there are a good number of those Democrats who are secretly glad it didn't pass as well.

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    Re: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Most unfortunate. But something also tells me there are a good number of those Democrats who are secretly glad it didn't pass as well.
    True...but it still was along party lines that speaks volumes about the dirty deals that are going on with big pac donors...

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    Got to love the comment of that idiot McConnell "nothing less than an effort by the government itself to expose its critics to harassment and intimidation".... no you moron, it is expose who bought you off! The sad thing is he use to be fore such legislation...
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    Re: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Got to love the comment of that idiot McConnell "nothing less than an effort by the government itself to expose its critics to harassment and intimidation".... no you moron, it is expose who bought you off! The sad thing is he use to be fore such legislation...
    Ah pete you couldnt be more right...but unfortunately its not only the McConnells its the Harry Reids as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Ah pete you couldnt be more right...but unfortunately its not only the McConnells its the Harry Reids as well
    I know, but in this case it is the McConnells who voted it down and applaud the Citzens United ruling.
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    Re: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I know, but in this case it is the McConnells who voted it down and applaud the Citzens United ruling.

    I know...the GOP hails the partisan supreme court for upholding exactly what they wanted...the ability to keep all their dirty backdoor deals secret and their super rich individual and corporate donors....then they whine over the obamacare ruling...somehow I cant find any tears for them

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    Re: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

    I wonder if the timing of the Disclosure bill had anything to do with the recent Barclay of London banking scandle involving many high profile Romney and Republican campaign donors?

    Bejeeeezus, $75,000 a plate just to have dinner with Romney????....

    Robert Diamond, Disgraced Barclays Banker, Pulls Out Of Romney Fundraiser

    How can citizens compete with that? In numbers, which translates into votes.....

    "...As of the end of April, 43 percent of the donors who contributed to the Obama campaign gave $200 or less, generating a total of $88.5 million, according to the Campaign Finance Institute, a nonpartisan Washington research group. By contrast, only 10 percent of those who gave to former governor Mitt Romney’s campaign had made donations of $200 or less, accounting for $9.8 million....read"
    President Obama winning battle for small donors - Boston.com

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    Re: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate

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    Yea! **** transparency! We dont wanna show you who is buying your elections!?

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