The GOP primary has been about money because the GOP is about one thing, money.
This article should be required reading.
Until we get the huge amounts of money out of politics, nothing will change.The rich people, the rich corps and the rich unions pay for the
campaigns.In return, they get favors. These favors are detrimental
to our nation.Rail against all this money. Not just what is given
to the 'other side'.
I propose a 50% tax on campaign spending. That money should go into the social
security fund. The politicians stole it so they should give some back. Oh....
and stop raiding the fund in the future.
Have you any money?You can buy anything is this world, with money.
lds lib,Is that why President Obama is well on his way to raising $1
billion, mainly from unions, plaintiffs bar, Hollywood and financial fat cats
like George Kaiser? Senator Obama said he would not accept private money, just
public financing, when he began his campaign but when he realized he could
outspend his opponents there was a convenient flip-flop. Or aren't we supposed
to remember that?
For years we have had the "best congress that money could buy". Now
we will also have the best President that wealthy ideologues and corporations
can buy regardless of party. The Supreme Court's "Citizens United"
decision has opened the flood gates to political donations equated to speech. If
we are to preserve any semblance of our democracy, this political aberration
must changed by constitutional amendment. There are notable efforts afoot to do
this, including "Move to Amend". Several major cities have recently
passed resolutions in support of this effort including Los Angeles.
Hemlock | 9:37 p.m. Jan. 22, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT Must've
hit a nerve.Did I say anything about Party?NOBut
your rationization and hyper-defense is a good indicator of guilt.This is exactly what "Mike in Cedar City | 7:05 a.m." said
about "Citizens United"The Gadiatons [who have the Gold]
make the rules.
lds libYour original post was interesting. Where was the quote from?
You're correct, my nerves are often hit when someone from either the right or
left is deceptive.
re:MikeinCedarCityTrue. David Stockman, director of the
Office of Management and Budget under Reagan believes we need a constitutional
amendment to get money out of politics. Fascinating interview with
Stockman conducted by Bill Moyers, "Crony Capitalism" can be found on
the internet at Moyer's site. Neither party escapes blame. The main
difference I see is that one party talks but doesn't "walk," while the
other party just wants to "double-down."
Who supported the Bush tax cuts? *'Hatch, Republicans challenge tax
cut expiration' - By Becky Bruce, Deseret News - 12/01/10'WASHINGTON, D.C. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are drawing a line in the
virtual sand, vowing to keep all legislation off the Senate floor unless
Congress extends the Bush-era tax cuts...' Who signed the Wall
Street bail outs? *'Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill' - AP -
Published by Denver Post - By Tom Raum - 10/03/08 Who signed the
auto bail outs? *'Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill' - AP -
Published by Denver Post - By Tom Raum - 10/03/08 Who profited? *'Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class' - By Andrew
Taylor - AP - 10/26/11' It finds that after-tax income for the top 1
percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to
2007.' The GOP has only EVER been about money. And as
such, put profit over the well being of American citizens.