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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Corporations and Unions are not a person. Yes I would vote for it.
    Corporations and unions are already banned from giving money to candidates. Have been for decades. Citizen's United didn't change that either.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    But they do give millions of dollars to officials to get them elected.
    And a majority of voters keep electing them.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Proving money doesn't always mean an election win. It was damned close. Only the fact that this is a blue state kept it from happening. What is proveable is that she bought herself the GOP candicy, so yeah, money buys elections.
    Who was the seller?

    Whenever you buy something, there must be a seller.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Please tell me you are not so naive as to think money does not influence elections?
    Of course it does. So what?

    If you see an ad for a Big Mac, do you go out and buy one immediately, or do you choose not to? Are you an adult capable of making a choice?

    And if you are a fat slob, do you blame McDonald's ads and demand that the government ban them, or do you take responsibility for your actions?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post

    If Americans don't like it, they can simply stop voting for these people.
    That's their plan!
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That's their plan!
    going by incumbent reelection rates, it's either not their plan, or they really really suck at implementing their plan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    going by incumbent reelection rates, it's either not their plan, or they really really suck at implementing their plan.
    Evidently, you have not see the polls that have shown that voters have heap big voters remorse for the party that promised jobs, but once elected, only sought to protect the tax cuts for the wealthy and are willing to sacrifice the middle class and seniors to do so..

    A large majority reject their post 2010 positions. A large majority approve of eliminating the tax breaks for the wealthy. A large majority approve of the American Jobs Act.

    What has the GOP come up with since the 2010 election that a large majority approves of?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    we can disagree til the cows come home... and i'll still luv ya babe

    I think we both have the same problem in mind.. but I think we disagree on how to combat it... and in some cases, whether to combat it or not.
    i'm not for limiting the private sector, i'm for limiting the candidates and the politicians.



    I really don't care what limits you put on politicians and candidates... but i do care when we start taking on the 1st amendment head on.. i have a big problem with that.

    You cant limit the candidates and politicians without limiting the access to private funds that buys the elections...this is easy to prove...the lionshare of congress...senate and house are Millionaires and lawyers....theres a reason for that and its not that they are the only ones running or the best of the best to run this country... THEY BUY name recognition, air time and ads and therefore buy the all the advantages.

    The absolute best way to get the best people to be able to run is take the horrific amount of money it takes to win out of the equasion and level the playing field.
    What could be wrong with saying you want to be President...Ok great...you and anyone else starts out even and equal...you have the same air time...you have the same ad money...may the best person win.....being rich doesnt equate into an HONEST...or even bright or capable individual...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Evidently, you have not see the polls that have shown that voters have heap big voters remorse for the party that promised jobs, but once elected, only sought to protect the tax cuts for the wealthy and are willing to sacrifice the middle class and seniors to do so..

    A large majority reject their post 2010 positions. A large majority approve of eliminating the tax breaks for the wealthy. A large majority approve of the American Jobs Act.

    What has the GOP come up with since the 2010 election that a large majority approves of?
    you keep banking on meaningless polls.... i'll keep banking on 200+ years of historical fact.
    we'll meet up after the elections and see who fared better... deal?

    do you realize the number one reason an incumbent leaves office is ..retirement?
    running for reelection and losing is not common whatsoever.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    You cant limit the candidates and politicians without limiting the access to private funds that buys the elections...this is easy to prove...the lionshare of congress...senate and house are Millionaires and lawyers....theres a reason for that and its not that they are the only ones running or the best of the best to run this country... THEY BUY name recognition, air time and ads and therefore buy the all the advantages.

    The absolute best way to get the best people to be able to run is take the horrific amount of money it takes to win out of the equasion and level the playing field.
    What could be wrong with saying you want to be President...Ok great...you and anyone else starts out even and equal...you have the same air time...you have the same ad money...may the best person win.....being rich doesnt equate into an HONEST...or even bright or capable individual...
    how do you know we can't limit the politicians themselves?.. it's never been attempted by any congress... ever.
    lots of attempts at limiting the private money though... every single attempt has been a failure.

    i'm assuming that your idea of starting on level ground has something to do with public financing...
    there are lots of problems with that as well... mostly i balk at the idea because i do not want my money going to candidates i do not support...i don't care if it's the name of equality or some such nonsense... it's wrong.

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