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02-04-2014, 10:09 PM
American democracy died today
In a predictable ruling based on the current make up of the SCOTUS, unlimited donations to parties is now allowable.

Unlimited donations from anyone.
Instead of 1 vote per person, it can be argued that it is now 1 vote per dollar.

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02-04-2014, 10:11 PM
RE: American democracy died today
Does it have to be anonymous donations?
Because the issue is not the amount, the issue is if politicians know who donated what or not,

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02-04-2014, 10:12 PM
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(02-04-2014 10:09 PM)RogueWarrior Wrote:  In a predictable ruling based on the current make up of the SCOTUS, unlimited donations to parties is now allowable.

Unlimited donations from anyone.
Instead of 1 vote per person, it can be argued that it is now 1 vote per dollar.

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Then do something about it.

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02-04-2014, 10:13 PM
RE: American democracy died today
(02-04-2014 10:09 PM)RogueWarrior Wrote:  Instead of 1 vote per person, it can be argued that it is now 1 vote per dollar.

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It probably already was

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03-04-2014, 02:32 AM
RE: American democracy died today
It died today? Then why does it smell like something has been dead in there for years now? Drinking Beverage

A few months ago, the opposite happened in Spain. They put some restrictions on who can donate and how much. Not quite the democratic country though.

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03-04-2014, 06:39 AM
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03-04-2014, 06:45 AM (This post was last modified: 03-04-2014 07:51 AM by Banjo.)
RE: American democracy died today
I thought it died when Bush stole the election??

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03-04-2014, 06:50 AM
RE: American democracy died today
This plus treating corporations as individuals is going to change things.
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03-04-2014, 07:47 AM
RE: American democracy died today
(02-04-2014 10:09 PM)RogueWarrior Wrote:  In a predictable ruling based on the current make up of the SCOTUS, unlimited donations to parties is now allowable.

Unlimited donations from anyone.
Instead of 1 vote per person, it can be argued that it is now 1 vote per dollar.

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I'm going to have to be pedantic and point out it's not completely unlimited contributions.

There was previously a maximum on total election-cycle related contributions. That's gone. There is still a limit on direct per-candidate contributions.

The pre-existing political action committee idiocy still stands. This ruling changed very little of substance.

But it's nice that they're not even pretending, now, I guess.

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03-04-2014, 07:57 AM
RE: American democracy died today
(03-04-2014 07:47 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(02-04-2014 10:09 PM)RogueWarrior Wrote:  In a predictable ruling based on the current make up of the SCOTUS, unlimited donations to parties is now allowable.

Unlimited donations from anyone.
Instead of 1 vote per person, it can be argued that it is now 1 vote per dollar.

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I'm going to have to be pedantic and point out it's not completely unlimited contributions.

There was previously a maximum on total election-cycle related contributions. That's gone. There is still a limit on direct per-candidate contributions.

The pre-existing political action committee idiocy still stands. This ruling changed very little of substance.

But it's nice that they're not even pretending, now, I guess.

Don't worry in a few days Hobby Lobby will win their case and then Corporations will be granted full citizens rights. After that it won't be long until only corporations have those rights. Facepalm Worst Supreme Court Ever.

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