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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:50 AM
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Democrats Should Challenge The Republicans To Forgo Corporate money.
Let's make an issue of corporatism!
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:02 AM
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1. Great idea. The country belong to the people - not Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, etc..
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:31 AM
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7. Umm ?????????????
Last I checked Warren and Bill were people to.


Did you mean Berkshire Hathaway and Microsft instead? Besides. if you are going to rail agaist the bazillionaires.. You really ought to find better exampless given their philanthropy,
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:09 AM
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2. Don't the Democrats count on corporate money as well?
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:21 AM
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4. Democrats are no where near on a level playing field with republicans
when it comes to corporate money. My god, I thought everyone knew this!
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:29 AM
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5. Doesn't matter
Look...if a Repuke takes major contributions from 40 corporations and the Dem taks money from just ten. It is hard to muster righteous indignation amonf the "disnfranchised" if both are doing it and its legal.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:36 AM
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8. I agree. It's sad because without some contributions the dems
would never be heard. For that I blame the republicans, not the democratic party.
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:03 AM
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11. Please explain
You lost me on this one.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:11 AM
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3. You guys need to wake up and smell the starbucks.
the power of corporations is too great but Dems take coporate money too... and it is the way things are done. Besides at least 15 Senators are runnung for President. This is stillborn for that reason alone.

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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:31 AM
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6. There needs to be an enforceable cap
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:49 AM
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9. Only way that will happen is to vote democratic and demand them
to pass legislation. The republican party is in too deep..
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:59 AM
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10. Yes. And Democrats certainly can make it more of an issue.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:42 AM
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12. That's like denying blood to vampires
They would shrivel up into graveyard dust.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:46 AM
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13. It is already illegal for Corporations to give to political candidates
They can however give to 527 groups and the like. Usually what happens is the CEOs of major corporations give the maximum amount and then all the brown nosers do the same. In that way it is a personel donation and not from the Corporation itself..
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:48 AM
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14. LOLOL!!! That was a good one! They should pay you for that stuff!
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