Obama: We Must Stop the Corporate Takeover of Our Democracy

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    Is the Obama starting to sound more and more like HUGO CHAVEZ?:eek:

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    By Doug Powers • August 21, 2010 05:21 PM **Written by Doug Powers

    Here’s the eye-roller of the day from President Obama’s Saturday radio address. This was recorded Thursday at the White House due to a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, which is the perfect command center from where to monitor the Iranians firing up their nuclear reactor (which is being overseen for safety by the people who brought the world Chernobyl — whew!).

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    This is a Republic and not a Democracy, but that’s of little importance at this point because we’re getting bilked out of both just so they can be sure.

    Naturally, labor unions don’t fall under the “corporations” umbrella, but they do their share of advertising — it’s just that most of it goes toward helping Democrats:

    Since 1990, labor unions have contributed over $667 million in election campaigns in the United States, of which $614 million or 92 percent went to support Democratic candidates. In 2008, unions spent $74.5 million in campaign contributions, with $68.3 million going to the Democratic Party. Already, unions have contributed $6.5 million to the 2010 elections, and $6 million has gone to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C.
    In ads sponsored by labor unions it isn’t always obvious that the ad is paid for at least in part by unions either. “Health Care for America Now” is just one example. Watch this ad from the 2008 campaign and see if it’s obvious that it’s paid for in part by the SEIU, AFSCME, NEA and UFCW.

    And forget the “corporate takeover” nonsense. Ever since the Supreme Court ruling freed up corporate political spending, labor unions are still out-spending corporations:

    read it all here and comments.
    Michelle Malkin Obama: We Must Stop the Corporate Takeover of Our Democracy
     
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    Dat B a gud ting.
     
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    So can we assume then that you're in favor of the corporate takeover of our democracy?
     
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    I guess that depends on whether you think a capitalist system requires putting even public offices up for sale.
     
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    Idiot.
    Hugo Chavez is right !
     
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    But REMEMBER FOLKS..


    The OBAMA is so friggen SMART. he doesn't even know WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY.:eusa_whistle:

    wake up and vote these COMMIES out starting in NOVEMBER.
     
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    Looks like you got him! Way to pull out the salient point here: use of a technically incorrect but extremely common colloquialism.
     
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    ugh.
     
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    Lobbyists spent $3.5 billion lobbying last year. And that's understating because it doesn't include the lawyers who lobby but aren't registered as lobbyists. Most of that was underwritten by corporations.

    The total amount spent by the Chamber of Commerce alone was more than all the Congressional resources combined.
     
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