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

    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?

    Aren't there already limits on this?

    As in, a single entity can only contribute X amount?

    I think it's a bit more than $200, and far less than the next one up.
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    Re: How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

    It's NOT the government's money.

    Any corporation should be able to spend as much of it's money as it wishes on just about anything.

    And, yes, I support the repeal of all drug control laws, which, by the way, are unconstitutional.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Aren't there already limits on this?

    As in, a single entity can only contribute X amount?

    I think it's a bit more than $200, and far less than the next one up.
    That was true until a few weeks ago.

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

    Not a single thin dime. First and foremost, political contributions are not speech. Second, corporations are not people. If the people who own the corporation want to make contributions to political campaigns, they can donate their own money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    That was true until a few weeks ago.
    What???

    I think you are incorrect.

    There are still limits on how much one entity can donate to a political campaign....which is not to say that those limits have not routinely been circumvented, broken, bypassed, ignored, and otherwise avoided since they were put in place
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    Re: How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?
    Any money towards campaigns is political prostitution, this prostitution exists because there is no democratic media and candidates have to rely on corporate media, therefor we have a bunch of whores in the government, nothing surprising. that is why I figured out a solution, but people are calling me a nutjob godsgovernment.org

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    What???

    I think you are incorrect.

    There are still limits on how much one entity can donate to a political campaign....which is not to say that those limits have not routinely been circumvented, broken, bypassed, ignored, and otherwise avoided since they were put in place
    Heh, I see you're slightly out of the loop.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    From your own link:
    The decision upheld the requirements for disclaimer and disclosure by sponsors of advertisements, and the ban on direct contributions from corporations or unions to candidates, in part IV
    Seems I was mistaken, by the sounds of this - corporations can't contribute anything at all.
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    Re: How much should corporations be allowed to contribute to political campaigns?

    Personally, I'd rather not allow anyone, corporations or individuals, to contribute anything directly to political candidates, it makes it too easy to buy votes, especially from a corporate standpoint. I'd much rather see people supporting the political system, not individual candidates.
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