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Big donors fuel campaign fundraising surge | The Columbus Dispatch

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Columbus IT Worker

New Albany, OH

#23 Dec 19, 2010
Real Patriot wrote:
The only jobs the rich create are for Republicans politicans who work to keep them rich.
So you work for a poor person huh? No wait, you work for a greedy corporation? Or you just sit on your couch waiting on your next govt. check. The only people that can create jobs are the rich or the corporations becuase they are the only ones with the money to pay to get something done.
And yes I am an IT worker, but asking for someone else to provide numbers to support his claim that Unions don't spend that much money just means I didn't feel like doing so. But I was able to find these numbers with a quick google search..SEIU COPE-PAC for 2007 and 2008 spent against canidates $6,314,222 On Behalf of canidates $31,813,659.00 and contributed another $2,802,450.00 to canidates or PACs. Using this source.. http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/com_supopp/2... which has links to each and every FEC Form. Guess that 25 million over 10 years is big dough, as compared to 31 million over 2 years.
Columbus IT Worker

New Albany, OH

#24 Dec 19, 2010
Real Patriot wrote:
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Are you saying that 13 families should have a voice equal to thousands if not millions of union workers? That SEIU is somehow bad because they collectively advocate for the workers, to make many lives better, not to enrich a few, and you don't question the millions Rupard Murdoch gave to help elect John Kasich?
So the millions of Union employees all vote in lock stoep to the way Andy Stern says? Do they not have minds of their own? Are they not allowed to think for themselves? According to you and others, Union members all think alike vote alike yet we know that is not true. Yet those in the union that don't support the canidates that Andy Stern has annoited, don't get a say in the spending of their money. We already had 4 years of union paybacks by Strickland and look where that has got us, 7,800 less jobs last month then the month before.
Obamatrickedyouh aha

United States

#25 Dec 19, 2010
Blinded-by-the-Right wrote:
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Very Good! Very TRUE! The more money to SPREAD LIES! The more the Gullible Voters are!
Ya we sure did see that with the Obama campaign and the Unions that supported him. He;s lied ever since he got elected and keeps spreading them everyday
Joe Lacey

Loveland, OH

#26 Dec 19, 2010
Mathille spent $20 thousand against me in a school board race in 2005(Dayton). After I was elected I wrote him and asked him what he felt was important for our school district. He never responded. This is the first time I've ever seen a picture of him.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#27 Dec 19, 2010
It all boils down to this:
Who owns the candidates?
The moneyed set, or the voters?
How do the candidates pay off their debts?

Since: Apr 07

Fort Campbell, TN

#28 Dec 19, 2010
I still say if we restrict the amount of money a politician is able to accept and where that money comes from (no more out of state donations) the politicians will be more intent upon representing the people from their own state than they are the special interests and PACs.

As long as the Professional Politicians are able to collect funding from whatever source they will continue to represent whomever over their constituents.

Professional Politicians cast their votes for whom ever is paying their way. Not only that but as long as the Professional Politicians control their own paychecks nothing in this country is going to change. We must give the control of our elected politician in the United States Congress back to the states they represent.

My name is Jim Hayden and I am the next American President.
FB Jim Hayden for President in 2012
hamburger pimp

Columbus, OH

#29 Dec 19, 2010
Blinded-by-the-Right wrote:
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Very Good! Very TRUE! The more money to SPREAD LIES! The more the Gullible Voters are!
The "Gullible Voters" elected Obama too, remember? he got more campaign money from Wall Street than did McCain.
the truth

Newark, OH

#30 Dec 19, 2010
Blinded-by-the-Right wrote:
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Very Good! Very TRUE! The more money to SPREAD LIES! The more the Gullible Voters are!
Not only did the marxist man child get more money from Wall St then Lame Mcain the RINO Obama big ears bin laden got more from Soros his puppet master like he is yours.
Long Lost Friend

Dublin, OH

#31 Dec 19, 2010
Watch This wrote:
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Anybody who thinks the unions can compete on a level playing field in this battle with the bankers, wall street investment barons, insurance industry, manufacturing assocations, chamber of [horrors] commerce, pharmceutical companies, etc., is totally clueless. Where do you think the unions get the money to wage their meager campaigns??? From their dues paying members. Last I knew, none of them get paid tens of millions a dollars a year in bonuses.
Anyone who supports this system gets exactly what they deserve: politicians who pretend they care about individuals while doing the bidding for the corporations that runs this plutocracy. And, it's only going to get worse with the Citizens United decision, supported by the republikanz money machine, supremazcy court appointees and chamber of horrors. The only purpose of that decision was to define corporations as "citizens" in order to grant them the First Amendment right to contribute as much money to campagins as they want. For those of you who spout constitutional "original intent" or strict construction" nonsense like the lemmings they want you to be, wonder what the founding fathers thought about that??? Wonder who's an "activist court" now?? You think any politician cares what you think? What is Santa going to bring you for Christmas?? Kasich is a corporate insider who got hired by corporations to increase their bottom lines. Do you really think he intends to do anything to **** off those who hired him, even if it is in the best interest of the rest of the real people who live in this state? And, for those of you who have drunk the kool aid that a high tide raises all boats [i.e., "trickle down" voodoo economics], you might want to check out the increasing disparity between the "middle class" income and rich people in the country over the last 20 years. You, my friend, are attached to the anchor mooring their mega yachts!!
Rant Patrol, is that you?
Youareahypocrite

Dublin, OH

#32 Dec 19, 2010
Watch This wrote:
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Where do you think the unions get the money to wage their meager campaigns???
Most of the unions today are public unions. They get their money from TAXPAYERS. Yes the taxpayers are funding all of the Democratic campaigns with our dollars. This is why people are sick of this lIBERAL socialist agenda. We are tired of using our tax dollars to fund the European welfare state DREAM. How many jobs have unions created? Why doesn't anyone point out that the Taxpayers are funding your labor PLATFORM?
American Scam

Delphos, OH

#33 Dec 19, 2010
America: One Vote PER DOLLAR. The country is an in-your-face SCAM.
Rockne

Lexington, KY

#34 Dec 20, 2010
If TV stations were required to donate their time to political candidates for advertisements, as a condition of licensure, the cost of campaigns would drop to a mere pittance.

Darrell, let's really follow the money and see where it goes. I suspect that the owners of TV stations are the big winners !!!!

Since: Apr 07

Fort Campbell, TN

#35 Dec 20, 2010
Rockne wrote:
If TV stations were required to donate their time to political candidates for advertisements, as a condition of licensure, the cost of campaigns would drop to a mere pittance.
Darrell, let's really follow the money and see where it goes. I suspect that the owners of TV stations are the big winners !!!!
Don't forget the printers who print up the bumper stickers, badges, and other literature.

My name is Jim Hayden and I am the next American President.
FB Jim Hayden for President in 2012

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