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

    Why worry about commercials when people like Rupert Murdoch own an entire network?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    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.
    Okay, good point. But still none went directly to unions.
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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 voted no since I believe everyone should be allowed to petition the government. Unions and corporations aren't people so they don't petition the government, the leadership of each entity does......they are human so they have the 1st Amendment right to petition the government. If you don't like the tax treatment of corporate/union petitioning, that's a separate discussion. If you don't like how politicians are influenced by corp/union petitioning......vote for someone else.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Okay, good point. But still none went directly to unions.
    You could argue that money rarely goes to corporations either. They just get to keep more money because of tax deductions and credits. In the end unions and corporations both benefit from government stimulus and other activities. End that and you will end union and corporation contributions to government. Would you spend millions on lobbying if they weren't allowed to do anything for you?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    You could argue that money rarely goes to corporations either. They just get to keep more money because of tax deductions and credits. In the end unions and corporations both benefit from government stimulus and other activities. End that and you will end union and corporation contributions to government. Would you spend millions on lobbying if they weren't allowed to do anything for you?
    I agree. If you want to reduce the effort spent on influencing politicians, reduce the power of said politician. It really is that simple.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    You could argue that money rarely goes to corporations either. They just get to keep more money because of tax deductions and credits. In the end unions and corporations both benefit from government stimulus and other activities. End that and you will end union and corporation contributions to government. Would you spend millions on lobbying if they weren't allowed to do anything for you?
    You're assuming that giving them money is the only thing the government can do for them. Money isn't a big factor. It's regulation and taxes and that sort of thing that really matters to both.
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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.
    That, and modify FCC licenses so that "x" number of commercial slots are made available to candidates during election season as part of their PSA requirements. Passed out by a lottery, so nobody knows what slots they're getting beforehand.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    That, and modify FCC licenses so that "x" number of commercial slots are made available to candidates during election season as part of their PSA requirements. Passed out by a lottery, so nobody knows what slots they're getting beforehand.
    Now we're getting somewhere.
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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?
    No, because all they'll do instead is funnel that money into PACs to get around it.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You're assuming that giving them money is the only thing the government can do for them. Money isn't a big factor. It's regulation and taxes and that sort of thing that really matters to both.
    Well sure, regulation is another huge aspect. Can you imagine how much lobbying money is being directed towards the FDA and HHS right now?
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