Election Donations
Posted: 10 January 2012 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Amazing that in all the huhhui and ha of a Republican Primary battle of the ideologically challenged candidates a non-partisan topic can arise:

Should the initial donors of donations from anyone, anything, anywhere be a matter of public record?

Should there be a minimum monetary limit defining disclosure?

Should there be a maximum monetary limit?

hehe can a political subject be apolitical?

We shall see. I have my doubts in this forum.

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Posted: 10 January 2012 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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All donations of any amount of money to any candidate should be made a matter of public record.

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Posted: 10 January 2012 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ah the definition is always a tough one… (Don’t fall off your stools)

I totally agree with Kaipo that any donation to a candidate should be a matter of public record ( might hold that to $100 or so…lots of paperwork for the 2 cent opinion eh).

But what about indirect donations—Super-PACs or super duper PAC or whopper super duper maxi PAC etc…

What I tried to question was any donation to support any Election in any form not simply the candidate… yeah sure there are ways around it but ya all know what I am getting at…

I do not give to any candidate but give a regular donation to the Democratic Party. That donation is captured. But beef barons like McDonnell’s giving money to officials elections in the beef belt are not… etc… easy to make up examples

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Posted: 10 January 2012 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I would think that would be a lot harder to track, depending on how many hands touch the money from donation to actual use.

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Posted: 11 January 2012 01:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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That may be true Kaipo but it does not answer the fundamental question - we’re still working on requirement not ability

referring to elections: Should the initial donors of donations from anyone, anything, anywhere be a matter of public record?

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Posted: 11 January 2012 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yes

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Posted: 16 January 2012 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ah South Carolina, the sweet south with logical people drinking mint julep’s for breakfast… and then this happens

Super PAC

When oh when will people realise that corporations are not people.

The Elections system is in it’s last days thanks to SC stupidity. If this example does not convince people nothing will.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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And here is another source of capitalism over democracy

Welfare organisations??

As a result of this secrecy, voters will never know how much money is manipulating the 2012 elections.

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Posted: 19 January 2012 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Hurray it’s Super PAC Week

http://www.nationalmemo.com/article/stephen-colbert-ironic-champion-super-pac

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