Explaining the Supreme Court on Campaign Finance

AP correspondent Jim Kuhnhenn explains the significance of the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that could change how presidential and congressional campaigns are funded, possibly opening the floodgates of money. (Jan. 21)

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8 thoughts on “Explaining the Supreme Court on Campaign Finance

    MrWakethesheeple

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    I am not willing to …
    I am not willing to concede that unions can be trusted, but you and I can agree that in a democracy voting should be done by citizens not limitless brainwashing and vote fraud by private corporations.

    I am in a teacher’s union and it is certainly corrupt and opposed to the interests of taxpayers and education quality. In my view citizens alone should contribute to candidates: CORPORATIONS ARE NOT CITIZENS AND I DON’T CARE HOW THE COURTS RULE!

    goog2k

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    sklanger, for 100 …
    sklanger, for 100 years the Congress and the Courts have said corporations DO NOT have a right to spend stockholders’ money on political campaigns.

    So much for judicial activism.
    Duhh????

    sklanger

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    “sklanger, show me …
    “sklanger, show me in the Constitution where corporations have the rights of people.”

    The Supreme Court did not hold that corporations have the rights of people.

    It held that PEOPLE have the right to speak in association with other people, and that these associations may take the form of corporations — which are comprised of people, duh.

    AgnesBojaxhiu2000

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    the …
    the wsj-foxnews-rushie ECONOMIC FREEFALL neocons is the obstruction politico of NO … the manson i mean murdoch family (bod & largest shareholder) are led by foreigners mostly from australia & rupert’s wife’s born in chicom Xuzhou .. meocons CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH so they lie & lie … take campaign financing … corporations & foreigners have unlimited spending for elections but you can spend up to $100 … it’s soooo right says chairman mao & the gop … join the fox news sponsor boycott

    goog2k

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    sklanger, show me …
    sklanger, show me in the Constitution where corporations have the rights of people.
    What’s next, should corporations also have the right to vote and hold office?
    Duhh???

    war1980

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    @MrWakethesheeple …
    @MrWakethesheeple
    I completely agree. Corporations shouldnt be allowed to make campaign donations, just unions. Unions can be trusted.

    sklanger

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    On a planet where …
    On a planet where the United States has something called the First Amendment.

    goog2k

    (March 11, 2010 - 10:24 am)

    sklanger, you’re …
    sklanger, you’re right and Wall Street, the insurance companies, & banks already own Washington.

    What planet do you live on???

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