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“Anytime Exxon feels like it, Exxon can go and claim one of the 435 Congressional districts in this country, and drop $100 million in cash to pay for ads to knock off anybody they don’t like. To them, that’s an insignificant amount of money.”

Alan Grayson

The Corporations are out of control.

And they have driven the remnants of the government out of control.

There is only one solution….Public Financing of Elections.

Of course the public financing of elections is a direct affront, a direct challenge, a direct act of aggression against the Corporations and the segment of the government they control.

It is an Act of War.

Of course only loony lefty fringey non-pragmatic crazy people declare war against the kind of Empire and control that the combination of Corporations and government represent.

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But when in the course of human events….

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    • TMC on January 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    about 5 minutes into the video you’ll find her comments and interview with Barney Frank.

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

    • Edger on January 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I’m in. Let’s go.

  2. Just sayin . . .

  3. Chesty Puller

  4. THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.  Dec. 23 1776 Thomas Paine

    • robodd on January 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    but when it’s docudharmaLLC I bet you’ll be singing a new tune.

    BTW, did that billion dollar (chump change) offer for the site from Exxon come in yet?

    • Joy B. on January 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    disclosure requirements on all contributions and ads pertaining to this new ‘right’ of corporations. Let’s face it – corporations have been buying politicians wholesale for a long time even without this ‘free speech’ right. And I think there should be a requirement for the entire board, all departments and employees plus shareholders to agree to support whatever politician they choose to directly buy.

    As for Amerika, it should have learned a long, long time ago how to take television/radio and other mass media with a large salt lick handy. Critical Thinking/Media should be required in grade school and reinforced all the way through high school.

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