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horatio 06-27-2012 02:51 PM

Bipartisanship
 
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/2...tizens-united/

Republicans and Democrats don’t always agree on policy matters, but there is one thing we do agree on, and that is corporate money should not influence the outcome of an election.



By the way, bow ties are cool.

chator 06-28-2012 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by horatio (Post 324769)
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/2...tizens-united/

Republicans and Democrats don’t always agree on policy matters, but there is one thing we do agree on, and that is corporate money should not influence the outcome of an election.



By the way, bow ties are cool.

I don't think either group uniformly agrees with that, nor does the U.S. Supreme Court. Otherwise, why do both groups accept corporate money? Could you get all members of both parties to agree to not accept corporate money? No way! The only alternative is public financing of campaigns which I agree with, but no one wants their taxes raised.

horatio 06-28-2012 12:55 PM

In Germany public party finance costs about 6€ per capita and year, obviously a trivial amount. Not that things are golden over here or that public party finance automatically prevents the unraveling of democracy but at least it slows it down.


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