4.03.2014

Campaign Contribution Rules In The U.S. Are Silly


Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down limitations that some states and the federal government had  imposed on the total amount of money donors could  give to all candidates. As you can see, that doesn't effect Texas since we pretty much have no limits for big money donors for state candidates.

Then there are "Super PACs" that you can donate to without limitation (Hello, Koch brothers.) They, in turn, can spend all that money in support of a candidate so long as it acts "independent" of that person's campaign.

It's all smoke and mirrors.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

That "Smoke" part is the steam coming off the American voter getting screwed by corporations who now can buy the candidate to do their bidding. And if you the average hard working (Punch the clock) American Worker thinks this is good then here is the "Mirror" part. Your reflection is thinking that you the voter really does have a voice in whom represents you.

Anonymous said...

Fewer limits.

More disclosure.

wordkyle said...

"Then there are "Super PACs" that you can donate to without limitation" (Hello, unions, Soros, and the 50+ others who give more than the Kochs.)

Anonymous said...

Hello 90% of labor unions, Hello to the many Soro's funded groups, hello OFA and you libs bitch and moan about the Koch brothers who give a fraction of what the labor unions give. I guess only Liberals should be aloud to accept donations. Stalin would be so proud.

Anonymous said...

This is the main cause of all our political problems. And it is not a Democratic or Republican issue or conservative, liberal problem. It's about buying elections and controlling the agenda in America.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't give one squirt of piss.

Anonymous said...

Democrats are loving this!

I recently saw a study that showed all political donations since 1989. All of the top donors were Democratic. The Koch brothers, who are so reviled by the Dems, came in around 59th on the list.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

There should be limits to what corporations and people can donate.
Having said that, Barry, if you really think the Koch Bros. are any more guilty than the Soros funded groups and labor unions, then you're being intentionally naive or you're not nearly as observant as I give you credit for.

Anonymous said...

@0914

you mean the same American voter who placed his individual vote on the auction years ago in exchange for "entitlements"?

Anonymous said...

Barry knows he just like to yank chains. He's a chain yanker

Anonymous said...

This post is pure proof of media bias. Barry could only name the Koch brothers because the media has been all over them of late for copying the blueprint followed by well healed liberal donors. Pretending that only rich Republican donors are gaming this system is just another attempt by liberals to perpetuate a class war.

Anonymous said...

Conservative judges think:

Corporations have 1st amendment rights, and they cannot be restricted; and

People may or may not have those rights, and they can be restricted.

Anonymous said...

Cheers 9:53 and in TRUE fashion the Trolls come out from under the bridge here on the blog.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I thought you said "six-pack", not "super-pac". Carry on.

DF Duffman
Can't Get Enough of That Wonderful Duff

Anonymous said...

Labor Unions are keeping Alaskan Republicans in charge.

Anonymous said...

DNC donors gave a half a billion in donations more then RNC donors and the Koch bros are pretty far down the list. UPS gave way more than the Koch bros. maybe you libs should stop using UPS oh wait a minute Fedex also gives more. Time to boycot UPS and FedX

Anonymous said...

Libs gotta have a boogeyman. I never heard of the Koch bros until Obama. The same evil Koch bros who gave 100.000.000. For a hospital wing. Do the labor unions do this ? He'll no they don't.

Anonymous said...

7:35, yes they do. They donate to many charitable causes. Ronald McDonald House, Habitat, National Guard. You are way out of touch.

Anonymous said...

I would be very afraid of the labor unions. They help workers get fair pay, 40 hour work weeks, employee healthcare, due process in terminations, holiday pay and vacation pay.... etc. Promote "Made in America" products and services while continuing the many community service projects helping the poor, children and women. Yes we should demonize this work and make everyone think that their employers give them all this because well ... "It's just the dog-gone right thing to do ... (Okay .. All you inbred dumb ass rednecks in Wise County .... 3 ... 2 ...1... Explode).

Anonymous said...

9:07 Crickets.....many "dumb ass redenecks in Wise County" are union workers. They work for Bell, American, etc. They don't work in management, so get your facts staight. It is white collar folks like myself who don't really care for labor unions. While they do work toward the things you outline above, all of those protections are now a part of our labor laws and have been for many decades. Labor unions have simply outlived their usefulenss and now they only serve a set of workers who are lazy, corrupt and overpaid.

Anonymous said...

9:53 You actually dont believe that workers have "labor Law" protection do you but then again how are you going to sell that to the blue collar workers? In those cases the party with the deepest pockets win what a crock of shit, so much for your facts. And those "Crickets" union employees at Bell, American BNSF etc ... are you calling all of them lazy that working towards a middle class income as "over paid". Yes there are union rednecks but those folks can separate the "God, Gun & Gays" from the "breadbasket" issues. Finally its protection not from management but bad managers like yourself that make them needed.

Anonymous said...

When my son-in-law was a member of a union, he could not get enough work to keep his family fed. No as a non-union employee, he is doing very well. Unions are just like political parties, out for their own benefit and no one else.

How are those UAW workers at GM looking right now?