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  1. Money and Democracy update: Former senator slams system, Feingold PAC rakes in cash, Colbert PAC is on « CitizenVox
    April 15, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    […] a system for financing campaigns that relies on public funds matching small private donations. So said Public Citizen on Tuesday, the day of a hearing on the proposed act. At the hearing, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) was […]

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  2. Pat
    June 19, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    Pipeline to Power is not the preferred privilege of Corporate America despite their favored position of free or pay for play money for candidates but an interference with US Citizenship rights much as the decision to locate offshore is an interference of US citizenship rights by removing potential capital and jobs overseas.

    If dictators overseas (or in Mexico) nationalized their industries, would Americans be forced to pay for military to extricate companies who claim to be American, but pay no taxes, offer no jobs, and voluntarily located offshore?

    The multinational company (or any American company) has no right to privileges (even under the flawed corporate citizenship logo) to dictate to American citizens how much tax it should pay in America. The plan appears to be get no tax but get all the protection (in courts and otherwise) of being an American company while perhaps very few Americans work for that company. That is the same obstruction of justice argument under which the flawed Gay Rights debate flounders. Equality in status, and equality in performance are keys to equality in rights.

    Illegals, offshore interests, gay marriages desiring economic benefits and citizenship equality without equality burdens is disingenuous and deceptive at best. It seeks advantage based upon perception of privileges which has no foundation in principle or in law, or in anticpated performance.

    These are pigs in a poke seeking to highjack the American Constitution by hogtying it and then demanding privileges based upon extortion.

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