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Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly for December 09, 2018

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    somebodyshort  5 months ago

    I thought they just give tax breaks for the rich

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    DD Wiz Premium Member 5 months ago

    Glad to see Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly calling out “campaign contributions” for the LEGALIZED BRIBES they are. We must get money out of politics and reform our elections so that WE THE PEOPLE choose our elected representatives instead of representatives choosing their voters with gerrymandering funded by corporations and wealthy donors that don’t even live in their districts.

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    Z51 Premium Member 5 months ago

    How about calling me several times PER week!

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    electricshadow Premium Member 5 months ago

    Why isn’t Mueller investigating this guy?

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    fuzzbucket  5 months ago

    Too true to be funny.

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    Plods  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Politic: from the Greek

    Poli – meaning many

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    tic – a blood sucking pest

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    Dianne Lee Premium Member 5 months ago
    It isn’t difficult to get money out of politics. It is illegal for an individual to give more than $2300 ( I think, might remember wrong, but it’s around that). It is quite simple to pass a law that no organization can donate. That includes unions, parties, lobbying firms, businesses, etc. NO ONE other than an individual, writing his own check, and limited to say $200 per election, which goes directly to the candidate’s committee, not to a collecting group of any sort. That will substantially cut down on the amount of campaigning that gets done. Anyone going to miss those phone calls? Then require that all media give equal time to all candidates, and let the candidate speak for themselves. Snarky, or adoring, reporters not allowed to take up the candidate’s time. A couple of nights a week for maybe three months before the election== with the subject to be discussed, in depth not sound bites, advertised heavily. Follow up with factual analysis— just that the candidate was incorrect about a statement, and explain what the actual facts are. No editorializing permitted, just facts. Let both candidates have some degree of input, off camera, and then simply tell the truth. Put the whole series of statements on line for those who only get interested on the first of November.Then each representative to the electoral college gets to vote the number of actual votes he represents, and the person who wins actually wins.Wouldn’t you think that any candidate who is a decent person would welcome that sort of campaign instead of the mess we have going on now?
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    Dean  5 months ago

    MA voters recently approved question 2, that apparently seemed to be for setting up a committee to investigate getting an amendment to overturn Citizens United, I think! It had no ads before the election [unlike the other questions] and had so many paragraphs that the ballot this year was 2 pages double sided.

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    Godfreydaniel  5 months ago

    Neither corporations nor unions (nor cities nor states) are PEOPLE. The problem is, when reductio ad absurdum is built INTO an idiotic (and dishonest) Supreme Court decision, it’s hard to satirize.

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    JohnRCraig55  5 months ago

    I bet that there are “Donation Boxes” at all the Trump branded properties to make it easier for his supporters.

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    Herb L 1954  5 months ago

    And stop Lame Ducks from making horrible changes,because they lost.Wisconsin,and Michigan are corrupt.At least the RethugliKlan side ;(

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    branford76  5 months ago

    the people vote for whom they wish. no amount of money can buy a vote legally. money is needed to inform voters about where candidates stand; given the corrupt and biased main stream news media, there is a very useful and proper and necessary place for campaign funds in politics. every biased news and editorial report from the mainstream media needs to be confronted and rebutted; that takes money. the mainstream media are nothing more than campaign funding for democrats and liberals and they must be opposed. that takes money and thank God for the free speech that opposing funders may support.

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    buckman-j  5 months ago

    Nice group, from the right; Humpty Trumpty, Manafort, Cohen, Rudy, and Pruitt. Hold onto your wallets MAGA lovers

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    chmsam  4 months ago

    Bumper sticker: “I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one” – pretty sad comment all the way ’round.

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