Saturday, January 23, 2010

Supreme Court needs a do over on Campaign Finance

Horrific, horrific decision by the SCOTUS on restoring corporate finance of political ads. Slippery slope you say? Freedom of speech you say? BS. If it is truly about "free" speech then why is the result billions in spending?

If individuals can only give $500 towards a candidate then let Procter and Gamble, the IBEW or the Sierra Club spend the same on their advertising. $500. That's it. Spend it wisely.

We need to get on board with this now and legislate an override or detour of this decision. Otherwise, it becomes who can spend the most to destroy a candidate who doesn't toe the line.

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