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    Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donors

    The idea that members of Congress should wear the logos of their corporate sponsors is as old as the internet itself, but it appears that someone's finally doing something about it. (Or at least bringing it to the attention of the current administration where it can be handed a set of talking points.) A petition at "We the People" requests that Congress members switch over to NASCAR-style representation, and wear their "affections" literally on their sleeves.

    Since most politicians' campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company's logo, or individual's name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate's clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those "sponsor's" names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4" by 8" on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.


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    I can get behind 100%. Show the world who bought your campaign for you and lets see who you probably have best interests in mind for.


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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    And people say congress wastes time passing bills to rescind Obamacare.

    Any member of congress who puts forward such a stupid bill should be immediately primaried out of existence in the next election.

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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    A politician can't control who donates to them. They CAN, however, control who they become beholden too.

    I'd rather see corporations publish lists of who they donate to, and how much.
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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    And people say congress wastes time passing bills to rescind Obamacare.

    Any member of congress who puts forward such a stupid bill should be immediately primaried out of existence in the next election.
    The OP is about a petition, not a bill.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    A politician can't control who donates to them. They CAN, however, control who they become beholden too.

    I'd rather see corporations publish lists of who they donate to, and how much.
    Yes they can they can deny the contributions.


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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes they can they can deny the contributions.
    The money must first be donated before it can be returned. I sincerely doubt that any politician has the time to go through every single donation they receive, and as a tax payer I damn sure don't want to be on the hook for those who are hired to track it.

    And as Stephen Colbert so brilliantly displayed during the last election, it's rather easy for any donor to become all but completely untraceable....so what are politicians going to reject, really?
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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    I'd like to see this as an amendment to the constitution.

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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    The OP is about a petition, not a bill.
    True enough - but no less a waste of time - if any monies are expended printing it, circulating it, discussing it, etc., that's money flushed down the toilet and last I checked your country doesn't have a lot of money to waste.

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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    A politician can't control who donates to them. They CAN, however, control who they become beholden too.

    I'd rather see corporations publish lists of who they donate to, and how much.
    They can control who they accept money from. I think our system should be restructured away from the 'necessity' of campaign funding.

    Personally I'd like to see it outlawed with each candidate being given a stipend that he can't exceed. Not only will it help severe corporate influence, it'll show who is able to stretch a buck further.
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    Re: Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donor

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/I]Petition Submitted To Require Congress To Wear The Logos Of Their Corporate Donors | Techdirt

    I can get behind 100%. Show the world who bought your campaign for you and lets see who you probably have best interests in mind for.
    Brilliant. Some of those guys are gonna look the cars in NASCAR.
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    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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