Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Busine...

Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election

There are 8 comments on the Common Dreams story from Aug 31, 2012, titled Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election. In it, Common Dreams reports that:

On January 27, 2010, one year into his term, President Barack Obama used the occasion of his State of the Union address to issue a warning.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Sep 1, 2012
The rise of fascism is not going to be stopped by mere exposure of it's methods.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini

And when corporations (or the plutocrats that own them) can buy politicians (who are restricted to more plutocrats, just ones with no 'business sense'), who is really in charge!
Northie

Spokane, WA

#2 Sep 1, 2012
What's most interesting about this piece is the explanation of ways the global oil industry gets around US laws prohibiting direct foreign participation in elections. In the case of Saudi ARAMCO, it's as simple as setting up a US subsidiary for indirect funding of elections, as well as funneling big bucks through the American Petroleum Institute, the US Chamber of Commerce and other front groups.
litesong

Everett, WA

#3 Sep 1, 2012
The u.s. supreme court didn't earn its name with this broken, non-prophetic, money drenching(yet hidden) vision of the U.S. Constitution. With money unleashed, the voices guaranteed to be heard are those who worship money.

From the Article:

US law still bans foreign corporations from participating directly in elections. But after Citizens United, trade associations like API—whose influential members include foreign corporations—are free to spend as they wish, unburdened by disclosure requirements. And these groups have taken full advantage of their new freedoms. While other campaign committees, from labor unions to Super PACs, face strict transparency rules, trade associations enjoy unparalleled power to covertly manipulate elections using corporate money.
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too bad so sad

United States

#4 Sep 1, 2012
Whine and wring your hands all you want. You will not silence the people. More voices equals more information. Get used to it. 2016 the movie. The Hope and The Change.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#5 Sep 1, 2012
litesong wrote:
With money unleashed, the voices guaranteed to be heard are those who worship money.
It seems fair. After all, most of the money supporting Fascism in Nazi Germany came from the US..
too bad so sad

United States

#6 Sep 2, 2012
Do any of you have any idea about what you are talking about?
PHD

Houston, TX

#7 Sep 2, 2012
Well we are waiting for the dirtling to explain it by useless babble.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#8 Sep 2, 2012
too bad so sad wrote:
Do any of you have any idea about what you are talking about?
Do you? How can you know if it is your own ignorance or that of others.

By comparing YOUR illusions and 'beliefs' to the others? That can at best say that one of you is wrong. More likely both.

Specifically, which illusions do YOU have.

I'd think you were differing with my post if the documentation wasn't so solid.

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