Exposes the 26 Billionaires Republicans who are Buying the 2012 Election

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Chris Telesca

Livingston, TN

#1 Jul 25, 2012
Bernie Sanders Exposes the 26 Billionaires Republicans who are Buying the 2012 Election


By: Jason EasleyJuly 24th, 2012see more posts by Jason Easley
In his new report, America For Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, Sen. Bernie Sanders named names and called out the billionaires who using Citizens United to buy our democracy.

In front of a Senate panel today, Sen. Bernie Sanders outed the 26 billionaires who are members of 23 billionaire families that are using Citizens United to buy elections. Sen. Sanders estimated that these 26 billionaires are the tip of the iceberg.“My guess is that number is really much greater because many of these contributions are made in secret. In other words, not content to own our economy, the 1 percent want to own our government as well.”

Sanders explained how the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision put the government up for sale,“What the Supreme Court did in Citizens United is to say to these same billionaires and the corporations they control:‘You own and control the economy, you own Wall Street, you own the coal companies, you own the oil companies. Now, for a very small percentage of your wealth, we’re going to give you the opportunity to own the United States government.’”

Sen. Sanders also did the last thing the billionaires wanted. He called them out by name.

According to the report, America for Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, here are the 26 billionaires who are trying to buy your government:
So what

Crossville, TN

#2 Jul 25, 2012
So what. Calling them out by name isn't going to change anything. People are sheep.
June

Crossville, TN

#3 Jul 25, 2012
How about naming the top Democrats that are doing the same thing? Fair is fair.
Mobile_Amused

Crossville, TN

#4 Jul 25, 2012
June wrote:
How about naming the top Democrats that are doing the same thing? Fair is fair.
Perhaps there aren't dozens of billionaires endeavoring to buy the election. You could, however, try to prove me wrong...
graceland

Livingston, TN

#5 Jul 25, 2012
Chris Telesca wrote:
Bernie Sanders Exposes the 26 Billionaires Republicans who are Buying the 2012 Election
By: Jason EasleyJuly 24th, 2012see more posts by Jason Easley
In his new report, America For Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, Sen. Bernie Sanders named names and called out the billionaires who using Citizens United to buy our democracy.
In front of a Senate panel today, Sen. Bernie Sanders outed the 26 billionaires who are members of 23 billionaire families that are using Citizens United to buy elections. Sen. Sanders estimated that these 26 billionaires are the tip of the iceberg.“My guess is that number is really much greater because many of these contributions are made in secret. In other words, not content to own our economy, the 1 percent want to own our government as well.”
Sanders explained how the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision put the government up for sale,“What the Supreme Court did in Citizens United is to say to these same billionaires and the corporations they control:‘You own and control the economy, you own Wall Street, you own the coal companies, you own the oil companies. Now, for a very small percentage of your wealth, we’re going to give you the opportunity to own the United States government.’”
Sen. Sanders also did the last thing the billionaires wanted. He called them out by name.
According to the report, America for Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, here are the 26 billionaires who are trying to buy your government:
Another ID brown eye that mkes 54 this month alone.
I want fishsticks

United States

#6 Jul 25, 2012
I think it is the same 26 who purchased the 2008 election.
Resident Evil

United States

#7 Jul 26, 2012
The hypocrisy of the left on this subject is astounding.

Rich republicans = bad.

Rich democrats = perfectly ok.

Since: Mar 10

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#8 Jul 26, 2012
Resident Evil wrote:
The hypocrisy of the left on this subject is astounding.
Rich republicans = bad.
Rich democrats = perfectly ok.
Hypocrisy?

Rich Republican (Mitt Romney)= good

Rich Democrat (George Soros)= bad

Or are you actually a George Soros fan?
Timbuk2

Jamestown, TN

#9 Jul 26, 2012
How does one "buy" an election?

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