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    In the 2012 U.S. elections, Mitt Romney has said the memorable line that would eventually define his campaign which is known as "Corporations are People." Which explains his donors funding SuperPACs in infinite amounts due to the Citizen's United ruling when it ruled that money counts as free speech. The 2012 election resulted in $1 billion of campaign money spent in the elections.

    There are questions to if there is a limit to money contributed to politics over the constituency of the government as it may be less of a democracy and more of an plutocracy. Is money the one influencing government actions more than the constituency of the government? Do we have a representative government or was it bought in? If corporations are truly people, then should they be following the laws like a citizen would or let them do what they want since they make money for the sake of the free-market to the point of welfare to them over those in poverty?
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    This is my one and only response to this "big money in politics" point:
    http://www.wolf-pac.com/the_plan

    Swift and natural removal of corporate personhood is necessary as massive donations from undisclosed financers are ruining politics as we know them in our country.
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    As Lester Freamon said in The Wire "But you start to follow the money, and you don't know where the f&%k it's gonna take you."
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    When the board of directors of BP face criminal charges for the oil spill and go to jail for it, THEN I'll believe "corporations are people".

    But until then, I will support any and all efforts to repeal this gross misuse of power by the Supreme Court.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

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    According to Senator David Vitter, the Koch Brothers are the most patriotic Americans in the history of America. More patriotic than George Washington? Wow, I haven't seen this much corporate butt-kissing since Joe Barton demanding the American people apologize TO BP for making them pay for the oil spill.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/0...rs-104873.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Soul View Post
    According to Senator David Vitter, the Koch Brothers are the most patriotic Americans in the history of America. More patriotic than George Washington? Wow, I haven't seen this much corporate butt-kissing since Joe Barton demanding the American people apologize TO BP for making them pay for the oil spill.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/0...rs-104873.html
    And I believe that Senator David Vitter and the Koch brothers are the biggest egomaniacs in the history of America.

    Unlike Washington, who had a chance to be king, but refused. Even King George III commended him for that, saying, "If true, then he is the greatest man in the world."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maedar View Post
    And I believe that Senator David Vitter and the Koch brothers are the biggest egomaniacs in the history of America.
    Well, the Koch Brothers apparently buy their politicians like how Vitter buys his wh0res. Hi-yo!

    Unlike Washington, who had a chance to be king, but refused. Even King George III commended him for that, saying, "If true, then he is the greatest man in the world."
    Seeing how Republicans are gushing about Putin, Washington would be rolling in his grave.

    So I get the GOP are about the free-market, not when it concern Tesla Motors according to Chris Christie in my state.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4951571.html

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