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Joe Heller

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Unions have given unlimited funds for decades.
    Oh ya, that was for Democrats so it doesn’t count……

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Unions have never had ‘unlimited funds.’ Scratching a ragged equivalency between, say, Charlie Koch or Sheldon Adelson — who apparently do — and a Teacher’s Union or the UAW is absurd. And has about nothing much to do with the Toon at hand.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No, Joe, you’re not stuck with just those two parties. There are plenty of 3rd party options out there, but few people will vote for those candidates for fear of starving “their side” of votes and letting the “other side” win.

  4. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    I’m sorry Michael, but I do not agree with the last part of your comment. Today, with so many think-tanks, “independent” Citizens For This…… and Citizens For That….. groups, and private analysts prepping the grounds, and so much money (often from un-named individuals) provided for campaigns, that many little known, but aspiring candidates have almost zero chance of nomination. Candidates must first gain approval of those who donate. Money is not given for nothing; The usual quid-pro-pro is expected.

    I was stunned about ten years ago when I read that then-Pres Bush had SEVENTEEN speechwriters on his staff! It makes me wonder how many Pres Lincoln had.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @wmconelly @wmconelly

    Unions have never had ‘unlimited funds.

    @ Clark Kent

    In what alternate universe do unions have enough money to lavish on candidates, political parties and pacs?

    I think a perusal of the records at the Federal Election Commission might surprise you as to how much money unions contributed to the 2012 Presidential campaign. You would think they have unlimited funds to lavish on political candidates.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It is a real win if you like listening to or watching endless hours of propaganda that has little relation to the facts. I am sure the media is overjoyed at the prospect of so much money coming their way. Unfortunately most voters are so uninformed there is little possibility of making a good choice. I think the real value of a democracy is the random nature of the process limits the ability of anyone getting into a position of complete control.

  7. retpost

    retpost said, over 2 years ago

    Nothing wrong here; we will have the best congress MONEY CAN BUY.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    “The Koch Brothers Spent Twice as Much on the 2012 Election as the Top Ten Unions Combined”

    I am not disputing that the Koch Bros spent a lot of money on the 2012 election. What I’m critical of is the claim that unions can’t afford to contribute large sums to election campaigns. Using numbers from your url shows that the top ten union contributors contributed $153 million plus to the 2012 campaign. $153 million is hardly chump change and indicates to me that unions are doing much better than “just barely hanging on”.

  9. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    I know: I was being facetious. Another indication why he was such a great Man and President. If I had my way, no president should have speechwriters on the Executive payroll. If they cannot express their views & points by themselves, they have no business in such a high office.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    speaking of dupes…..

    Dude, did you even once glance at the many comments that included a reference to the top political donors? No? Well, here is another chance.

    Notice that the number 2 spot on this list is … wait for it …. a “union”. As are 11 others out of the first 21, ALL of which donate to democrats.

    Still, the list doesn’t tell the entire story as individuals do donate and do not make the list. Some of them are very very rich.

    You sir are the one in the alternative universe….

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