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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:22 PM

5. Here's a few more little tidbits...

Koch and Adelson campaign money tests integrity of election:

The conventions provided opportunity to hear the candidates, but not much about their backers. President Obama' strength is drawing modest donations from working-class Americans, but the Republican money in 2012 is overwhelmingly coming from a few billionaires, especially the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson.

Dave Koch ran as the Libertarian vice presidential candidate in 1980 on a platform to abolish Social Security and corporate taxes
. He was also against campaign spending limits, and he and his brother evidently now realize that this opens the door to the other two goals. Adelson is also grateful for the Supreme Court's convenient outlook that money has nothing to do with corruption, stating in a jaw-dropping admission of what moral integrity means to him: "I'm against very wealthy people attempting to or influencing elections, but as long as it's doable, I'm going to do it."['b]


What monumental hypocritical hubris eh?!

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