Citizens United vs Citizens

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    Governor Walker breaks record for most money raised in single year - TODAY'S TMJ4

    Or more correct Corporations United vs Citizens.
     
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    Maybe I should have said Walker and KKK vs Citizens.
     
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    One answer to our political problems : CUT OFF special interest financing of elections! YES even at the local level.

    Our state and federal governments are always claiming the USA is about democracy. In that case allow the citizens to practice democracy by allowing citizens to vote on these issues in 2012:

    Let's demand a new system and vote in Fair Vote America : FairVote.org | Instant Runoff Voting
    Demand a change on the next ballot.

    Let's have public financing of campaigns. Citizens cannot afford special interest money campaigns for it is the citizens that get left out. Let citizens vote on this issue.
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    Bribery of elected officials and bribed officials = the most stinky of all bribery!
     
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    Seems to me that if you are going to get signatures for a recall from out of state, it's only fair he can collect money from out of state donors as well.
     
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    I agree but when the Supreme Court rules money is free speech and corporations are people that makes it hard.
     
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    they didn't get signiture fom out of state people. or that is the first I have heard.
     
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    That's because you didn't look first.

    Splinter, meet Mote:

    Governor recall funds coming more from out of state - WSAU News/Talk 550AM 99.9FM
     
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    That doesn't say anything about signatures for the recall coming from out of state.
     
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    I take it you've never actually read the ruling. If you did, you'd know that "corporations are people" argument is not in there.

    Are you honestly suggesting that the government should have the power to fine and penalize people or groups of people who want to say something about an incumbant politician 60/90 days before an election?

    Do you think people are any less people because they organize their business into a corporation?

    Do you think said people have any less right to voice their opinions on what politicians have said and down than any other person or group of person?

    What part of "Congress shall make no law" is difficult to understand?
     
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    You are not actually as stupid as that remark implies, are you?

    You cannot sign a recall petition if you do not live in the state.

    Your OP was about out of state money pouring in to help defend against the recall.

    My post was demonstrating out of state money pouring in to help mount the recall.

    Pot, meet Kettle.
     

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