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Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group

IRS files show that some of the biggest companies in the country provided more than a million dollars a decade ago to launch a Republican dark money group.

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afisher123

Feb. 19, 2013, 6:49 p.m.

Back here in reality land - I would only add that if people would collectively agree that we don’t have a clue who is paying the bills via “dark money” and don’t want it used on either side of the aisle or in elections, then it moves beyond partisan politics.
   
    People, as in citizen’s / voter’s should want to know the name of every donor that is essentially engaged in Legal Money Laundering. 

    If folks want this to play the “point finger at the other guy” game, then you are actually advocating for this Legal Money Launder’s.

pgillenw

Feb. 19, 2013, 7:23 p.m.

I suspect that many of us really do not understand Citizens United ruling nor perhaps the exemptions given out to some.

The basic issue is disclosure.

Very few American’s want to contribute to public financing through tax for it would certainly be an additional tax if imposed. So the question is how do campaigns get financed?

We can’t allow so called tax exempt entities who receive money from the government to turn around and use monies given to them for the purpose of campaign money. Corporations receive subsidies. Again those subsidies should not be used to fund campaigns.

I believe the S. Court upheld some privacy rights of individuals who contribute through PAC’s.

I come down on the side of dollar disclosure and who received the contributions.

Bradford

Feb. 20, 2013, 10:46 a.m.

Well, having just read through the whole comment thread, I’d say American democracy is alive and well here, at least, despite the best efforts of the Dems & Repubs to *BUY* it…good job, my fellow Americans…
*SEMPER*FIDELIS*America….

tiphanyguidotti

Feb. 21, 2013, 6:23 a.m.

my roomate’s ex-wife makes $72 an hour on the computer. She has been fired from work for ten months but last month her pay was $19073 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this web site…...... BIT40.ℂOℳ

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