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Sun May 20, 2018, 02:13 AM

Trump Is a Symptom. Citizens United is the Problem.

As long as a single wealthy (foreign) corporation/donor can finance an entire national political campaign, we will be dominated by politicians who answer to wealthy foreign masters. Trump will be followed by someone else's hired puppet. These special interests will have no interest in keeping the U.S. economy healthy, no interest in what happens to US voters. They will only demand a cash return on their investment.

We are fucked from now until the end of forever, unless the Supreme Court overturns that piece of shit ruling. And since the President and Congress who select SCOTUS justices depend upon Citizens United to make a whole lot of money, that will never happen. So, we are fucked. Period. What? You think the asshats on the Court who thought Citizens United was a good idea are going to change their minds now that they have seen the results? Don't let them shit you. They always knew what was going to happen. This was all part of the New Federalist plan.

Democracy in America. 1787-2010. RIP

http://pravda-constitution.blogspot.com/2010/02/mccamy-taylors-journal-democracy-in.html

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 02:21 AM

1. Trump is Syphilitic Black Lung with a touch of IBS

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 02:37 AM

2. It's not just corporations. Churches are the ultimate money moving vehicles in America

Unlike any other non-profits they don't have to provide the IRS with any financial reporting. No documentation of money in, money out, and the GOP has made themselves virtually indivisible with conservative Christianity.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 04:33 AM

3. Agreed

Until this country comes to terms with the 1 percent, we will be subservient to their whims and desires. It took the Swedes in the 1930's to create a national movement to get rid of them. Once they got rid of the 1 percent their economy took off and benefited virtually everyone. As of now, the 1 percent in the US control circa 33 trillion dollars. Do they invest in the country by building schools, hospitals, bridges, living wages, universal health care etc. etc? No, they just sock it away in an offshore account and let it sit. They are the true parasites of this country.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 04:34 AM

4. Yes, as was pointed out by President Obama in his 2010 SOTU address.



This clip doesn't show it, but as Obama was pointing it out, Alito was showing his ignorance by shaking his head in denial of what the effects of the decision would be.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 04:49 AM

5. and CU is a symptom of the biggest political mistake in history - ignoring talk radio

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 05:05 AM

6. Trump is a disease.

Mueller is the cure.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 05:23 AM

7. bigoted people is another problem

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 06:17 AM

8. We need to legislate publicly funded elections.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #8)

Sun May 20, 2018, 07:18 AM

10. So Jill Stein should have been paid by us to siphon votes from Hillary?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #10)

Sun May 20, 2018, 08:11 AM

12. Ok, there would be standards and thresholds.

We could actually do it intelligently.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #8)

Sun May 20, 2018, 08:36 AM

14. I don't want my tax dollars to go to fund Republicans or Greens.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #14)

Sun May 20, 2018, 09:11 AM

15. I think it would be great if our legislators

didn't have to spend a large part of each and every day raising money.

I marvel at the ridiculous objections DU puts up to the notion that would be a solution to the root of our problems, money in politics. Wow.

On edit: I have to add that as this sinks in seriously, think of it. If our pols weren't beholden to largest donors and fearful of interests that could fund ruinous attack ads we could cut back so much of the wasteful spending. Additionally the tax rates could be properly addressed. All sorts of things could be actually, with all the time legislators would have now that they aren't always fundraising.

Instead of subsidizing Big Oil we could invest in wind and solar. Eventually we wouldn't need nearly the oil we do now and we'd be saving the environment. In turn what interest would we have any longer in oil rich middle east? We could send them shipments of cash to rebuild where we've bombed and still save countless amounts of money by scaling back the military spending by ending operations there.

The list could be practically endless to the way things could drastically improve. I'd rather my tax dollars fund both sides of an election than corporate subsidies or the military complex.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #15)

Mon May 21, 2018, 06:35 PM

17. First of all you can't tell candidates not to spend their own money...and money is speech now so

it would most likely violate the constitution and be struck down.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 07:18 AM

9. K&R

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 07:36 AM

11. Citizens united is an agitant, not the problem

Just because there's a buffet of b******* does it mean people need to greedily gobble it up.

The problem is stupidity, Pride, superficial Ness.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 08:35 AM

13. Foreign donors can't finance campaigns...but there is little we can do with about United....the Gif

from Nader and the left left (Greens) that keeps on giving.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 10:05 AM

16. 100 % !!! If it wasn't for CU then PAC's like NRA couldn't get money from Russians !!!!

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