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On Thursday Jan 21st 2010 In a sweeping 5 to 4 ruling the US Supreme Court struck down several longstanding prohibitions on corporate political contributions, saying legislative measures to control such spending infringed upon corporate First Amendment free speech rights.

The decision will now allow corporations and unions to spend unlimited treasury funds on independent political campaign expenditures.

In a statement President Obama said.

"The Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics, It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans."

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Bob Kerrey: the Supreme Court Election Funding Decision Is Wrong

Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court has overturned decades' worth of established precedent limiting corporate money in federal elections in Citizens United v. FEC, thereby opening the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending. What does this ruling mean? Consider the influence a single corporation like Exxon Mobil could wield in the upcoming energy and climate debate if it is able to not only lobby on Capitol Hill but spend unlimited sums on the election or defeat of candidates. With $85 billion in profits during the 2008 election, Exxon Mobil would have been able to fully fund over 65,000 winning campaigns for U.S. House or outspend every candidate by a factor of 90 to 1. That's a scary proposition when you consider that the health of our planet is at stake.

The Supreme Court and the special interests have spoken. It's time for the people to respond.

That's where you come in. Believe it or not, there's a solution to this problem already working in seven states and now moving ahead in Congress. The Fair Elections Now Act, introduced by congressional leaders in the Senate and House, would let qualifying candidates combine small citizen donations with matching public funds rather than campaign on corporate money. It's picked up over 120 bipartisan cosponsors who are sick and tired of dialing for special interest dollars, and the program has long been upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court.

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seriously yo we gotta do something about these fucktards. this is the icing on the cake with the mutherfuckin sprinkles on top.


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shoulda typed out supreme court sorry :bow:

This decision goes beyond fucking over Alaskans in favor of Exxon, now its all states citizenry and all corporations.

If these bullshitty decisions are the best they can do and these motherfuckers don't retire until one foot is in the grave and the other is on a banana peel... I think its time we re evaluate just how long we let these fucks hold their seat.


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