Why Steal Elections – When You Can Just Buy Them

[And if you’re not busy sharpening your steak knives, or totally suicidal yet, read this piece…]

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Crooks and Liars
Alan Grayson On Expected SCOTUS Ruling: ‘The Law Itself Will Be Bought And Sold’
Posted: 16 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

I just love Alan Grayson – and I especially love the names for his proposed bills, and I can’t wait to hear why the Republicans won’t support them:

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Anticipating a Supreme Court decision that could free corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) introduced five bills on Wednesday to choke off the expected flood of corporate cash.

"We are facing a potential threat to our democracy," Grayson said in an interview with HuffPost. "Unlimited corporate spending on campaigns means the government is up for sale and that the law itself will be bought and sold. It would be political bribery on the largest scale imaginable."

At issue in the Supreme Court case is whether the government can limit corporate spending during presidential and congressional campaigns. The case is pitting Citizens United, a conservative group, against the Federal Election Commission. The FEC banned ads for Citizens United’s film bashing Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election season.

Grayson introduced a handful of bills on Wednesday — the Business Should Mind Its Own Business Act, the Corporate Propaganda Sunshine Act, the End Political Kickbacks Act, and two other measures.

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About l. l. frederick

I'm pretty ordinary, so I find any number of things in the world interesting, among them: books, music, flowers, food, social justice, politics and (sometimes!) people. As for my writing, I've decided that I can be subtle and tasteful when our only problems are esthetic ones. Or when I'm dead, whichever comes first. In the meantime, read at your own risk.
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