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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Hummmm, never really thought about it because there's no way corporations aren't going to be taxed.
    If corporations were not allowed to contribute money to politics then I would have no problem eliminating corporate taxes. As it stands, corporations are treated as individuals and given all the Constitutional protections of individuals, and so if they gave up that power, I would see no reason to tax them.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    If corporations were not allowed to contribute money to politics then I would have no problem eliminating corporate taxes. As it stands, corporations are treated as individuals and given all the Constitutional protections of individuals, and so if they gave up that power, I would see no reason to tax them.
    So your saying you would only tax em' because they contribute money?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I doubt it. Unions would have to give union money to union members that they in turn would have to use specifically as a campaign donation. There is no way a union could enforce that kind of policy.

    Anyways, the Tea Party proves that the interests of corporations are well protected and served in this country.
    LOL, corporations are so evil. It's not like they're not made up of people and certainly do nothing good like provide jobs, not to mention the products and services people want and need.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Let people donate money to a general fund that is distributed equally among the people running. But also have a cap on the general election fund and what goes over that cap goes straight into the programs that need money the most.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    I agree with maggie, campaigns should be paid for by tax payer dollars so everything is equal, and there is less lobbying from business's, unions etc. I don't think it should be 300 million, but something small like 10-15 million should suffice.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom From al View Post
    Let people donate money to a general fund that is distributed equally among the people running. But also have a cap on the general election fund and what goes over that cap goes straight into the programs that need money the most.
    Who would donate to a fund that's going to be just as evenly distributed to the guy you don't want to win?

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    def think they should be barred from donating money, too be honest I find it pretty disgraceful how much the politicians get from these companies its no better than the Mob donating money back in the day to city council elections etc. I would also love to see the mud slinging campaigns banned, I want to hear what your political stance is not about how drunk your rival gets and how often he uses youporn.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I agree with maggie, campaigns should be paid for by tax payer dollars so everything is equal, and there is less lobbying from business's, unions etc. I don't think it should be 300 million, but something small like 10-15 million should suffice.
    Of course I disagree. Right now campaign contributions are voluntary. I certainly don't think it's one more thing the government should get to charge tax payers for and control.

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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Of course I disagree. Right now campaign contributions are voluntary. I certainly don't think it's one more thing the government should get to charge tax payers for and control.
    Money is one of the biggest problems in politics right now, eliminating that to a big extent would greatly help our political process IMO, and would gladly support that my taxpayer dollars go to that. And really in America, 10-15 million isn't all that much.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Money is one of the biggest problems in politics right now, eliminating that to a big extent would greatly help our political process IMO, and would gladly support that my taxpayer dollars go to that. And really in America, 10-15 million isn't all that much.
    I might could go for a compromise. Each candidate could choose if they want the public funds and all the strings that are always attached to accepting fed money. If they take it, then they cannot accept funds from private sources, but, if a candidate decides to reject the public money, then they're free to fundraise from private sources with no limits on how much they can raise (since it doesn't come from taxpayers). What do you think?

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