View Poll Results: How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

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  • No limits. However much money they can manage.

    17 31.48%
  • Up to 100 million dollars

    0 0%
  • up to 50 million dollars

    0 0%
  • Up to 10 million dollars

    0 0%
  • Up to 1 million dollars

    0 0%
  • Up to 500K

    1 1.85%
  • Up to 100K

    0 0%
  • Up to 50K

    1 1.85%
  • Up to $200

    2 3.70%
  • NONE. All political campaigns should be grassroots with money ONLY from the people

    33 61.11%
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Thread: How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

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    Re: How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, now whoever has the most money and can get themselves in front of the voters and spew the most soothing crap gets elected. Most elections are bought, not earned.
    I was referring to public funding. But thanks for your insight.

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    Re: How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    But the reality is that a corporation cannot directly contribute to a campaign but may contribute to a PAC, or a 527 which can run an ad and which amounts to the same thing.
    Political Campaign Contribution Laws for Individuals

    That's because there are so many holes which you implicitly agree with. Of course other holes would need plugging. You'd have to ban corporations from any kind of political speech (which should be, anyway) and not allow the corporation (union, non-profit, anything other than an individual citizens) to contribute money to 527s and any incarnation thereof.
    A company could also run an issue ad itself or donate to an industry group that does it, which has the exact same impact - that's the point that you just keep missing. In order for your proposal to work the way you're pretending it would, you'd need to engage in an unprecedented, unconstitutional, and unworkable crackdown on all forms of issue advocacy. It's an awful idea that will never see the light of day and that really highlights that you don't have a firm understanding of how this really works.
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