To reform the financing of Congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors, and for other purposes.
This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2014, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
This bill is an attack on “Corporations United”! I mean, “Citizens United”. No, I’m confused but it must be stopped!
“Republican Senator John McCain, co-crafter of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, said “there’s going to be, over time, a backlash … when you see the amounts of union and corporate money that’s going to go into political campaigns”. McCain was “disappointed by the decision of the Supreme Court and the lifting of the limits on corporate and union contributions” but not surprised by the decision, saying that “It was clear that Justice Roberts, Alito and Scalia, by their very skeptical and even sarcastic comments, were very much opposed to BCRA.” Republican Senator Olympia Snowe opined that “Today’s decision was a serious disservice to our country.”
Although federal law after Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission still prohibited corporate contributions to all political parties, Sanda Everette, co-chair of the Green Party, stated that “The ruling especially hurts the ability of parties that don’t accept corporate contributions, like the Green Party, to compete.” Another Green Party officer, Rich Whitney, stated “In a transparently political decision, a majority of the US Supreme Court overturned its own recent precedent and paid tribute to the giant corporate interests that already wield tremendous power over our political process and political speech.”
“Look at “those” people getting married over there?..
“Illegals are destroying the country?”..
“Women can stop that thingy?”….
“Those people are buying candy with food stamps.”……
Help me out here!