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Can Anyone Explain The Lie Here?

(21 posts)
  • Started 6 years ago by Listener_Pete
  • Latest reply from NoParty

  1. Listener_Pete
    Member

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2544025

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 03:51 PM #
  2. Deane Johnson
    Member

    What lie is that you want explained?

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 05:44 PM #
  3. Andrew
    Member

    I wouldn't call it a "lie" exactly, but the editorial posits the strawman theory that "the left claims the Koch Brothers are the biggest donors in politics" and then knocks it down. That's not really the point. Comparing the donations of two wealthy men to those of unions and corporations is ridiculous. The point is that these two guys exercise outsized political influence with their wealth. The fact that AT&T and a couple of union groups spend more is beside the point.

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 05:53 PM #
  4. Deane Johnson
    Member

    But it's OK if radically liberal Soros spends a lot. The liberal good, conservative bad thingy never ends here, does it. It's becoming laughable.

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 05:56 PM #
  5. Andrew
    Member

    Deane: But it's OK if radically liberal Soros spends a lot.

    I'm sorry - did I say that? Or are you responding to someone else?

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 06:12 PM #
  6. missing_kskd
    Member

    Of course you didn't.

    Classic "both sides" in play here.

    Truth is Deane, most of us don't want ANY very wealthy people dumping large sums of money, through corporations or on their own, into politics at all.

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 06:22 PM #
  7. RadioBuggie
    Member

    An exaggeration maybe?

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 08:52 PM #
  8. Vitalogy
    Member

    If we live in an age where unlimited contributions are allowed, they also must be documented so people have full disclosure.

    Posted on February 15, 2014 - 10:29 PM #
  9. missing_kskd
    Member

    Agreed. The idea that isn't a matter of public record is seriously harming us all right now.

    Posted on February 16, 2014 - 12:44 AM #
  10. Skybill9
    Member

    Think "Campaign Finance Reform"

    Start with; There can be no more that $100 donated to any one campaign by ANY person, corporation, union, etc. in any 24 month period.

    Then take it from there.

    Posted on February 16, 2014 - 01:18 AM #