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Old 04-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #210

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Originally Posted by Blart View Post

It's almost like corporations and the government are linked somehow!!!!
I'm not saying they're not linked. It's obvious business has influence in government. Then again, the 'official' union spending numbers are just the tip of the iceberg.

And unlike the 'business' category you monolithize so easily, that Labor spending pretty much all goes to one party. By a ratio of about 10:1.

But my purpose was never to say that one equals the other in influence either way. The point was my asking how far does this definition of "special interest" go? Or is this just about getting only the business spending out so unions can utterly dominate elections, like they did several decades ago.

Many Democrats only started lamenting other peoples' special interests when it began to tip the balance of power away from them.
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