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High Court Voids Overall Contribution Limit

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

The justices said in a 5-4 vote Wednesday that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. That includes a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates.

But their decision does not undermine limits on individual contributions to candidates for president or Congress, now $2,600 an election.

 

 

http://news.yahoo.com/high-court-voids-overall-contribution-141344886.html

 

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As much as the right spent on Romney last election only to lose by 5 million votes. lulz

 

 

 

But is a shame the Supreme Court takes a stand for the uber-weathly while making it harder for people to vote by doing away with the Voting Rights Act.

 

 

 

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Cary...only one candidate has raised $1billion in a single campaign.  It wasn't Romney. 

 

In fact...the new left's boogeymen, Koch bros, rank much lower than the dem donors.

 

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Cary...only one candidate has raised $1billion in a single campaign.  It wasn't Romney. 

 

In fact...the new left's boogeymen, Koch bros, rank much lower than the dem donors.

 

Mitt Romney and Republicans raised 1.18 billion dollars last year.  Obama had more direct contributions to his campaign, but the Republicans raised 225 million in Super Pac money compare to 92 million by Democrats and the RNC raised 62 million more dollars than the DNC.

 

Also as far as Koch brothers are concerned you can only really make that claim if you only count disclosed contributions.  Not Super Pacs, etc.  The reality is a little different

 

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Edit:  When Super Pac and party donations are figured in Obama raised 1.2 billion dollars and Romney 1.18

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Please don't confuse g5 with someone who holds a thoughtful opinion on anything. This is a big win for his ideas since democracy will not get things where he wants them to be. Therefore buying his ideology is hunky dory, along with making sure he defends VoteRID and mentioning Al Sharpton frequently.
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Honestly if I had a dollar everytime CWG mentions G5 in a post if be rich as fuck

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Libs got a problem with people spending their money the way they want, while exercising their right to free speech. No surprise here!

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as an independent who leans conservative, I really don't like this. This just gives more control to the already rich elite. they don't need more power....

 

 

I wish we could eliminate all political funding, and just have candidates debate in public forum during the election season. You want to hear their views on things, listen to that. no attack ads, no useless waste of money. think of all the good the money that is going to corrupt or soon to be corrupt politicians could be for places that are actually trying to help.

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Libs got a problem with people spending their money the way they want, while exercising their right to free speech. No surprise here!

 

I think the real problem is with the way "people" come by "their money" in the first place.

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Unions should be treated as SuperPACs, but I do see Romney went over 1B...I guess I confused him with McCain's campaign.  Either way...Obama's raised 1B twice. 

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Welp, I guess hillary clinton vs Jeb Bush really is going to happen in 2016.

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Private funding of elections should be eliminated or at least capped at 100.00 dollars per person.

Candidates should be elected based on their ideas, not their personal wealth or their ability to raise huge sums of money.
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