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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Those groups should be outlawed then. Individuals directly donate. All donations have a cap amount. Make the cap low so that all people have a chance. Make the candidates run on a limited budget. 50 million or so. Why not? No reason why not. Won't happen though... to many will lose too much.
    No. Get your hands out of politics. The people are smart enough to decide how to vote without your help.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Would you support an amendment to the United States Constitution which would bar corporations and unions from financially contributing to elections?

    Why or why not?
    I support this because it allows corporations to greatly influence our elections and since corporation give anonymously international money goes unchecked. The Citizens United decisions was one of the worse that threatens our democracy.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Read the actual decision for one thing:

    CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMM’N

    Here's a good article that explains it:

    Ira Glasser: Understanding the Citizens United Ruling
    Well, this will come as a pleasant surprise to alott folks. Quite a few Libbos have been running around with their panties in a twist over this for somet time, now.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    No, I would go the other way. I would support an amendment prohibiting government contributions to corporations or unions. You do that and the corporation and union payments to the government will dry up real quick.
    Well, maybe corporations that get tax breaks or contracts. Unions don't get any government money now.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, this will come as a pleasant surprise to alott folks. Quite a few Libbos have been running around with their panties in a twist over this for somet time, now.
    Yes, I'm painfully aware of that. It's quite amazing how many people out there completely misunderstand this issue.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Well, maybe corporations that get tax breaks or contracts. Unions don't get any government money now.
    Sure they do. They got hundreds of billions of stimulus dollars, they got the payout when Obama stole Chrysler and sold it to Italy. The government keeps the unions alive just as much as they keep large corporations alive. Half the corporations the government bails out are bailed out because they have significant union labor.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Wow. You're trying to talk yourself into believing that the voters don't actually walk into a voting booth and make a choice.
    Well of course the person in the voting booth made the vote that they wanted based on the information that they had at the time when they voted. That is a simple and consistent observation on your part. And is completely accurate for individuals that think on their own. Collective mentality on the other hand is a different story.

    People who belong to a collective whether it be religious or political employ group thought. People belonging to collectives tend to all vote the same way and for the same people (in most cases). Are those people really making the decision or are their leaders making the decisions for them?

    Now lets look at elections. How many of those running for an office are there because someone(s) paid to get them on the ballot? The choices of a good politician are very very limited even in the best of times. The more politicians to chose from strengthens Democracy. If we put all of our money into just a few politicians we will not be strengthening Democracy. A narrow field gets narrow results. Look at the current Presidential choices. Every single person running sucks, all that money and we still have no one to vote for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Sure they do. They got hundreds of billions of stimulus dollars, they got the payout when Obama stole Chrysler and sold it to Italy. The government keeps the unions alive just as much as they keep large corporations alive. Half the corporations the government bails out are bailed out because they have significant union labor.
    Unions didn't get stimulus money. That went to the corporations that employ the workers that are union members, as you noted.
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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
    Well of course the person in the voting booth made the vote that they wanted based on the information that they had at the time when they voted. That is a simple and consistent observation on your part. And is completely accurate for individuals that think on their own. Collective mentality on the other hand is a different story.
    Do not start with any argument with a premise that you are smarter than the voters, etc. Won't go anywhere with me.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Unions didn't get stimulus money. That went to the corporations that employ the workers that are union members, as you noted.
    In some cases. In other cases the stimulus gave money to state governments to hire union teachers, union firemen, union construction and other union positions.
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