More proof the Republican party wants to hand this country to the corporations

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    FEC Republicans Are Making Citizens United Even Worse | ThinkProgress



    Last month the six FEC commissioners killed — on a 3-3 vote — a motion to begin consideration of Van Hollen’s suggestions. By law, the agency may have only three members of any political party. By tradition, the president chooses three commissioners and the other party’s Senate leader chooses three. The three Republican appointees — Commissioners Caroline Hunter, Donald McGahn II and Matthew Petersen — were the three “no” votes. The same trio also made headlines last month when they took the view that even coordination between Super PACs and candidates might not qualify as coordination between Super PACs and candidates.
    The lawsuit is still pending.

    Because of these loopholes, virtually none of the funders behind the Super PAC attack ads in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina will be disclosed until well after the voters there have cast their ballots. And the funders behind 501(c)(4) attack ads may never be known.

    So while it was the Supreme Court’s majority that opened the floodgates for corporate money in our elections, it is the deadlocked FEC that is keeping voters from even knowing where that money comes from.
     
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    Aren't 501(c)(4) non-profit organizations that must operate exclusively for the promotion of social welfare?
     
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    It's the Conservative mission statement.

    Since Monarchy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Aristocracy, and maybe Theocracy (They are still trying for that one) seem to be out..Plutocracy is in!
     
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    The FEC has been a toothless, useless sham for a while now, the republicans appointed to the body have as their sole mission to make it unable to act in any way.
     
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    The republican party is trying to hand this country over to the corporations.

    It is cystal clear in everything they do from the top.

    Anyone who refuses to accept this fact is deluding themselves
     
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    Another lame TDM thread.

    Jesus. I guess she has nothing better to do.
     
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    Hmmm... really... I didn't know corporations had the ability to make LAW and GOVERN.

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    Miss Sally.. time to put things away in the Romper Room
     
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    you last three posters dont cant even understand what was posted in this thread
     
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    The republicans kept the money secret guys.

    They didnt want the American people to KNOW who was giving thesse large sums of money to whom.

    The SCOTUS decided it that way but the republicans didnt want it disclosed.

    I bet you still dont understand huh?
     

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