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    RNC files lawsuit to raise unlimited cash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission for the ability to raise unlimited cash from individual donors.

    The central committee, chairman Reince Priebus and Louisiana Republicans filed a joint lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking for permission to set up an independent account that could raise and spend potentially enormous sums of money to help federal candidates. Under the current rules, the RNC may only accept $32,400 each year from donors, and local-level parties are capped at $10,000.


    "If the RNC is successful, we will again see party committees brazenly soliciting $1 million contributions from wealthy contributors seeking to directly purchase influence over candidates and officeholders, with the party committees acting as the sales agent," said Lawrence Noble, general counsel to the FEC from 1987 to 2000 and now an adviser at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.

    Friday's challenge was the latest effort from the RNC to whittle away at campaign finance laws, said David Donnelly, executive director of the Public Campaign Action Fund, which backs taxpayer-funded elections

    "If successful, this case would give the wealthiest among us even more influence in politics, further drowning out the voices of everyday people who can't write huge checks," Donnelly said.

    The RNC has helped to chip away at campaign finance rules in recent years, most recently joining a lawsuit that ended a two-year, $123,200 aggregate limit on donations. Now, donors can give the maximum amount to as many candidates as they want. The caps on how much a donor can give to each candidate, however, remain.

    Republican officials emphasized the move was to seek parity with super PACs, which have grown in influence since 2010 and can help a few deep-pocketed donors exercise incredible influence. For instance, billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has spent tens of millions of dollars to help GOP candidates and causes.

    http://news.yahoo.com/rnc-files-laws...-election.html

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    This is why republicans can be against immigration reform, minimum wage increase, affordable healthcare, Jobs' Bill, Improvements in Veteran care, Equal pay for women, equal rights for gays, you can fire an employee for being gay in over 30 states.

    The Republicans can do anything they want because they do not answer to the people. They answer only to their corporate overlords.

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    • #3
      What about Soros what did he spend. Plenty I bet.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
        What about Soros what did he spend. Plenty I bet.
        Most likely yes, but I think the point is it's always Republican groups trying to can spending limits.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
          What about Soros what did he spend. Plenty I bet.
          Apparently not as much as the koch bro.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
            What about Soros what did he spend. Plenty I bet.
            $1 million

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1920491.html

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            • #7
              Spend about a hunned million dollars, hunned million dollars and I came from the ghetto.

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              • #8
                They just waste all the money on commercials that don't sway any of us, mailers that no one cares about, radio spots that sway no one.

                Let them waste the money.

                The reform needs to be that every meeting an elected official has with a lobbyist must be recorded. Then also be like Singapore. You get caught being corrupt, breaking the law, you go to prison. We let our politicians do some crazy **** and they never go to prison for very long. For instance what Jesse Jackson JR did should be about 25 yrs. That would end anyone thinking public service is about being on the take.

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                • #9
                  Soros has given 30 million before, but it's different when he does it of course.

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                  • #10
                    Obama needs to have the IRS harass the **** out of those rat**** bastards.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by barryr View Post
                      Soros has given 30 million before, but it's different when he does it of course.
                      Why don't you ever post links to some of the bull**** you post?

                      Like the 92 million unemployed, which even though you've been schooled on, you still repeat that silliness.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by barryr View Post
                        Soros has given 30 million before, but it's different when he does it of course.
                        Ok Soros has given $30 million if you say so.. The Koch brothers have given $405 million.

                        It is madness and it is going to ruin our country.. or maybe already has. Every billionaire is going to want his very own politician.

                        It is sad.

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                        • #13
                          I think we can all agree that there's too much money in politics. I'm not in favor of either side spending unlimited amounts. Here's some interesting stats.

                          http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php?order=A

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dukes View Post
                            I think we can all agree that there's too much money in politics. I'm not in favor of either side spending unlimited amounts. Here's some interesting stats.

                            http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php?order=A
                            Obviously five Supreme Court justices disagree

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
                              Ok Soros has given $30 million if you say so.. The Koch brothers have given $405 million.

                              It is madness and it is going to ruin our country.. or maybe already has. Every billionaire is going to want his very own politician.

                              It is sad.
                              Soros has also donated billions over the years to fund different organizations and universities that match and spread his political views, so to try to pretend the Koch brothers somehow have more power is ridiculous.

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