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  1. Roy
    May 28, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    Regarding the DISCLOSE Act hearings based on the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court legalizing unlimited corporate funding of candidates: The NRA has applied the death blow. Without the passing of the DISCLOSE Act there is nothing to get in the way of a complete right wing takeover of our elections. Good, decent candidates will be literally demolished under mountains of overwhelming onslaughts of vicious, slanderous TV attack ads and robo-calls. Such tactics do work. People are swayed by smears and lies. And in a tight it often makes the difference. Billions of dollars in donations is nothing to Pfeizer, Exxon, or Montsanto. Grassroots funding in comparison to unlimited corporate funding is the same as bringing a penknife to a gunfight. Unless the congress brings the hearing back and passes the Disclosure Act, democracy IS over. I shudder to think of what the aftermath will be. The obvious scenario is once a tidal wave of right wing congressmen (not to mention president) sweep the elections, our laws will be reshaped in accordance to big corporate needs and their devoted supporters of the right wing fringe. They will have dictatorial rule of this country and there will be no stopping them. That is how serious this one single piece of legislature is. Mark my words.

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  2. David Weller
    May 29, 2010 @ 4:05 am

    It’s amazing how much the individual voter will kiss profiteers’ asses in order to keep a buck in taxes. All the while, they pay for those business’s mistakes. Why? Because they’re afraid of losing their upper hand in their own everyday society. The American voter is slammed to the floor now for the final count?

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  3. jim greene
    May 31, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

    Remember the poster child for campaign financing is Massey Coal Mines and its CEO who spent millions to defeat a Supreme Court Judge in West Virginia. They spent it and defeated the judge that was trying to get them to pay for their mine safety violations. They didn’t have to pay and 26 coal miners just died because it doesn’t cost Massey anything to work them to death in unsafe mines.

    Unlimited campaign financing from private interests will bring more coal mine deaths, more pollution to the Gulf of Mexico (only 11 oil riggers killed) and more theft from Wall St Banks
    Without regulation the free market is a polluter, a thief and a killer. with unlimited amounts of money

    With their money they buy the right to pollute, steal & kill otherwise the expense of clean water , safety and fair dealing reduces their profits

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  4. Deal with NRA may move DISCLOSE Act forward « CitizenVox
    December 28, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    […] is reporting that Democrats have reached a deal in negotiations over the DISCLOSE Act that would extend an exemption to one portion of proposed campaign finance disclosure rules to a […]

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