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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:58 PM

Legalized Bribery -Senator Bought by State Farm



"A Dallas-area senator carrying a bill that would abolish the state's consumer advocate for insurance received nearly $112,000 from insurance political action committees in his 2012 campaign, a political watchdog group reported Friday."* Kelly Hancock is a Texas state senator who introduced a bill to eliminate Texas' consumer advocate for insurance. His legislation wouldn't have anything to do with all the money State Farm gave him, would it? Cenk Uygur discusses the watchdog revelation.

*Read more from Dallas Morning News

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Reply Legalized Bribery -Senator Bought by State Farm (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2013 OP
mia Feb 2013 #1
Dustlawyer Feb 2013 #4
mia Feb 2013 #5
kairos12 Feb 2013 #2
redstatebluegirl Feb 2013 #3
drynberg Feb 2013 #6

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:08 PM

1. Campaign Finance Reform could end all of this and would result in the election

honest people who would care about the welfare of our country.

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Response to mia (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:19 PM

4. I have been saying that steadily in comments and even started 2 threads, only to find tepid response

I don't understand it, I really don't. If you look at all of the threads on DU at any given time, most of the problems complained of would be solved by politicians who did not owe a special interest. I know they would find ways to make their presence felt, but it would not be as near as effective as owning them! The protest will eventually start when things get so bad, Billy Joe Jim Bob's cable gets turned off and he can no longer watch Fix News. Then you will see the gloves come off in a big way as the corporate interests donate more money to the police benevolent fund! They will not let go of the power, we will have to take it! We will need millions of dedicated protestors to force them to make the changes necessary to preserve these United States of America! I will be there, will you?

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:37 AM

5. I'll be there!

Probably the most important issue. Political corruption undelies what is wrong with every issue we face.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:16 PM

2. STATE HARM Insurance

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:38 PM

3. State Farm Corporate Offices

Are rumored to be moving from Illinois to Dallas, imagine the coincidence.... Nothing in stone but the Bloomington Illinois news has been covering it for he past few months.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:09 AM

6. SO, ARE YOU IN "GOOD HANDS"? DO YOU LIKE 'EM NOW?

Gee, this doesn't look too good for the Citizens United case, does it? We gotta overturn this notion that $=Free Speech, Corps=People and replace them with democracy not for sale. Let's Go!

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