And now the multi billion dollar conglomerates can buy their way into office and rape America. Oh Wait…It’s been happening already. But now it will be in the open. [/quote]
Precisely. Nothing will change. It’s not corporate money that is the problem. It’s politicians who auction off their principals.
I don’t see the harm in corporations supporting candidates that openly support a particular policy. We’ve already seen the most influential form of this with corporations like ABC, NBC, CBS, NYT, FOX, or pick your favorite publisher. These are all corporate interests that obviously support specific political campaigns or agendas. Why are they special? Why to they get to speak for the rest of us?
Everyone has the option of voting or not voting for a candidate. The problem is that most of us would never be able to trace much of the money that is spent on campaigns back to a particular interest or company.
The Shadow Party is a very interesting read. Slanted or not, it provides quite a bit of detail on G Soros and the network of organizations he has built to move money to political campaigns. This decision merely opens the kimono on this spending. Special interests could continue to hide political contributions if they like, but the option to simplify the process should provide a bit more openness.
I agree. I think it’s great that our buddy Hugo Chavez will be able to funnel millions of dollars of cash through Citgo to whoever he thinks he can buy. And Honda, Hyundai, Chery, Fiat and VW will be able to buy their own earmarks now.
What was stopping him before this decision? Why do we care? Dollars don’t vote. If TV and radio adds are what you base your vote on, maybe you shouldn’t be voting. The fact that you are unable to think this through, tells a lot. Maybe the SC will product a TV add that will change your mind about the decision. Whether it works or not, point made.
Maybe you are concerned with other uneducated voter? Why is it ok for corporations like NYT, ABC, CBS, FOX, etc. to shape their opinion but not the complany that hires them? Wouldn’t you be a bit more interested in how a particular policy or platform will effect your employment, than what Kieth Olberman or Shawn Hannity think of it? Why do they get to be on the air waves up until election time? Corporations can run adds during these programs, but they have to let the talking heads to the talking? Seems silly and arbitrary to me.