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Old 01-28-2015, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Koch Brothers - $889 Million

The Koch brothers told supporters at a retreat this past weekend that they plan on spending $889,000,000 on the upcoming 2016 elections.

Why not just round up to...........

One billion dollars!



Seriously though, Citizens United: Worst Supreme Court decision ever.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welp, looks like we're headed for a 3rd President Bush.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seriously though, Citizens United: Worst Supreme Court decision ever.
i am sort of conflicted. on the one hand, i see why the pragmatic implications of the ruling are negative. on the other hand, it seems perfectly consistent with our form of government and our economic policies.

i have yet to hear a really compelling argument from the left as to how you can justify restricting corporate campaign funding in a free-market oriented society. ultimately they are just making an investment that they think will pay off in some way or another.

i really don't see much of a distinction between corporations funding political propaganda and political campaigns and corporations funding advertising and marketing campaigns. both are just a way to purchase popular influence in a way that will supposedly benefit the organization in question.

the reason why i'm sort of on the fence is because i don't really believe capitalism/democracy is the best way to structure a society. so even though the ruling seems consistent with this model to me, i don't actually hold any real loyalty to the model in question.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Our founding fathers never intended the election process to be bought and paid for by billionaires, not to mention doing that without a mandate of full disclosure of the donors. I agree with 'Chula Vista'. 'Citizens United' should be overturned- and soon! Enough said ( ) !!
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welp, looks like we're headed for a 3rd President Bush.
Maybe. Money doesn't always win elections.
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