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Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#29 Sep 23, 2011
cantmakeitup wrote:
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I understand your reticence here, but how else do we stop the purchasing of our political system and government but by eliminating the ability of those entities to purchase?
As I understand the pecking order of the current system, those congress people with the most seniority get the choicest and most powerful committee assignments AND those with the majority party are the ones selected to chair the committees. Committees decide which legislation gets to the floor of congress and which does not with the chair person more or less having veto power over the committee's recommendations.

With that system in place, it behooves a lobbyist to find a congress person sympathetic to the lobbyist's cause and then the lobbyist does everything he can to increase the congress persons seniority AND do eveything he can to make the congress person's party the majority party. Thus, the money flows pretty freely.

My theory is that while the lobbyist will still support those candidates most sympathetic to the lobbyist's cause, the lobbyist's incentive to pump large amounts of money into a "one and done" (one term limit) election as well as to keep pumping money into a candidate's coffers after the election, is considerably diminished because, with a "one and done" amendment, there is no re-election. I suspect that the money supply will dry up on its own and at the same time perserve the candidate's right to free speech, which every candidate deserves.
DENG

Zhenjiang, China

#30 Sep 23, 2011
THE UNION OF THE FUTURE IN THE UNITED STATES WILL NEED ARMED SECURITY TO PROTECT THE PICKET LINE AS WAS SO IN THE 1930S THERE.
LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Jun 30, 2014
Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees

The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

The justices on Monday said collecting the fees violates the First Amendment rights of workers who are not union members.

The ruling is a financial blow to labor unions that have bolstered their ranks in Illinois and other states by signing up hundreds of thousands of home health care workers.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUP...

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#32 Jun 30, 2014
LIbEralS wrote:
Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees
The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.
The justices on Monday said collecting the fees violates the First Amendment rights of workers who are not union members.
The ruling is a financial blow to labor unions that have bolstered their ranks in Illinois and other states by signing up hundreds of thousands of home health care workers.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUP...
You'd think this would have been a no brainer. They should not be able to force these private entities to pay union dues just because the union negotiated wages for themselves. Pretty sure the non union folks did not ask the union to do that. Good job SCOTUS.
Same on the hobby lobby thing. Anything that kicks obamacare in the groin is a good thing.

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