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

    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?
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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 that's an unnecessary law.
    Last edited by Free For All; 11-21-11 at 02:35 PM.

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

    I would absolutely support it. I think campaign money should come from US taxpayers funnelled through the Federal government. A certain amount of money allotted and, within certain guidelines, given out in percentages depending on results of primary elections.

    Imagine that. Nobody can buy an election!!

    McCain spent $300 million
    Obama spent $600 million

    My world:

    McCain spends $300 million
    Obama spends $300 million

    'Course my world ain't ever gunna' happen...
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    In theory, it's not a bad idea, as donating persons really should be just living ones, with respect to the Constitution.

    In practice, the unions would gain an advantage, as there is a per-person donation maximum per recipient, and it might be an enforcement challenge to insure that unions didn't launder donations through individual members, which unions and ad hoc equivalents would have far more of than corporations could recruit.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I would absolutely support it. I think campaign money should come from US taxpayers funnelled through the Federal government. A certain amount of money allotted and, within certain guidelines, given out in percentages depending on results of primary elections.

    Imagine that. Nobody can buy an election!!

    McCain spent $300 million
    Obama spent $600 million

    My world:

    McCain spends $300 million
    Obama spends $300 million

    'Course my world ain't ever gunna' happen...
    Just think 600 million tax dollars used to elect someone.... When we could of used that to save kids or give hand outs to the poor.

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

    I would support any law that helps bring lobbying to an end. Lobbyists are useless individuals, and I hope one of them reads this statement and knows that's what I think of them.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Any organization that's subject to federal income tax should be able to donate money how they see fit.

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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
    Any organization that's subject to federal income tax should be able to donate money how they see fit.
    So you are saying if there were no corporate taxes then you would support an amendment barring corporations from contributing money to elections?
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    In practice, the unions would gain an advantage, as there is a per-person donation maximum per recipient, and it might be an enforcement challenge to insure that unions didn't launder donations through individual members, which unions and ad hoc equivalents would have far more of than corporations could recruit.
    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.
    Last edited by CriticalThought; 11-21-11 at 03:04 PM.
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    Re: Would you support an amendment barring corporate and union money from elections?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    So you are saying if there were no corporate taxes then you would support an amendment barring corporations from contributing money to elections?
    Hummmm, never really thought about it because there's no way corporations aren't going to be taxed.

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