Comments on: Citizens United gives freedom of speech back to the people http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RebelWithaClue http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-120876 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:23:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-120876 You’ve got to be kidding. What a complete load of misinformation. How much did the corporate lobby pay you to write this.

You’re response to CU giving rise to dark money is that “it was here before”… seriously. So that makes it ok then… ?

You don’t have to be a PHD Economist to realize that giving corporations the same rights as living breathing human beings is just plain wrong.

There is already far too much money and corruption in our government. We need to eliminate all money from political office. Provide the exact same advertising for each candidate.. REPRESENT ALL CANDIDATES and parties equally. Create consequences for lying in political ads, prosecute politicians for fraud and corruption and reinstitute a little thing called CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

Citizens United was one of the biggest shams and final signal to anyone who didn’t already realize that our government is for sale and our leaders and law makers are for sale to the highest bidder. And then we wonder why the middle class is starving and living on the streets while a hand full of manipulators get’s filthy rich.

Only in America

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-120464 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:59:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-120464 The writer explains: “First, corporations are still prohibited from giving to candidates’ campaigns…”

Yes, they have to give to PAC first, who then gives it to the campaign. Takes about 3 minutes of wire transfers. Wow, that was complicated. Good thing no lawyers or sleeze ball offshore corporations have found THAT loophole yet.

This is why the writer has no credibility. They either don’t know this, or they don’t show this. Dumb or dishonest, take your pick.

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By: aeci http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-120381 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:53:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-120381 The problem isn’t with money. The problem isn’t with free speech. The problem is with manipulated speech: propaganda, lies, half-truths, marketing techniques, etc. While the money spent in campaigns should be watched and accounted for, this is a side show distracting us from the need for structural reforms. Not legal reforms. Reforms in our habits. Organizations like FactCheck should be encouraged. Where has the League of Women Voters gone? They used to run the presidential debates, if I remember. How were they edged out? If the public owns the airwaves, why can’t there be time donated to the presentation of candidates and their policies? We basically know nothing valuable about candidates and their policies until AFTER we elect them. No one has a crystal ball, but what we do borders on the insane. And maybe that’s why political office office attracts such neurotics and psychotics.

I have no problem with transparency with funding. What about transparency with speech? Policy proposals? Character?

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By: Amwatching2c http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-119891 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:03:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-119891 Good the more the merrier …. lets come out of the dark into the light. Stand tall for your causes, if you are really American.

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By: happycathappy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-119814 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:34:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-119814 in your second sentence, you [the author] start name-calling people who disagree with the citizen’s united ruling. is reading any further necessary?

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By: Vertigo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-119800 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:59:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-119800 By Bradley A. Smith is delusional, he grasps at straws to defend the indefensible.

Fact checker is here: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articl es/2015-01-20/what-do-4-tons-of-texas-br isket-and-lady-antebellum-have-to-do-wit h-2016-

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By: mmcg http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-119799 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:48:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-119799 Now witch Company is paying you to write this?

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By: Whipsplash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-119689 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:45:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-119689 What a clueless view of the effects of citizens united. The ruling has promoted political propaganda (which you frame as information) by the wealthy and corporations to buy politicians and political favors. You don’t have to look any further than the clown car that IS the tea party, or the constant push by republicans for a pipeline we don’t need to see the negative effects of “outside spending”.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-119590 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:17:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-119590 By the same logic, you should be allowed to just pay off a judge in a trial. The lawyer who offers up the most money to the judge’s bank account…. clearly has the most solid and logical case…. or else…. why would they have all that money?

Money = smart = right. Right?

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By: upstater http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/16/citizens-united-gives-freedom-of-speech-back-to-the-people/#comment-118979 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:42:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37076#comment-118979 Rubbish! Absolute Rubbish!

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