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  •  Interesting and this is probably the tip of the (13+ / 0-)

    iceberg. This must be how the insiders have decided to exploit the Citizens United doorway - create a single purpose corporation, make the donations and then dissolve and disappear.

    I could be wrong, but I thought single purpose is fine in an LLC - maybe people can set up an LLC  that has as it's purpose "Elect Mitt Romney" and that's all technically legal.

    There still has to be ways to track donors. Like countless people pointed out when the Supreme Court unleashed this monstrosity on us, there is no provision to forbid foreign money. Saudi Arabia or any other country with cash can make campaign donations and influence our elections.

    Imagine this technique being employed at the state and local levels. Donors will get exactly the legislation they pay for.

    Also tie this in with the Kelo decision that says eminent domain can be used to benefit private parties. Now think about a deep pockets person paying a town council to condemn small waterfront houses so he can have the property for himself. That is no large leap in thinking to make.

    We are so screwed with this. I think the smart money says get out of this cesspool while you still can

    I go back to seriously wanting the Supreme Court Justices who voted for this to be impeached.

    •  Ok, I see from reading above that you can't have (5+ / 0-)

      LLc just for donations. Good. whew!

      •  has that been tested before SCOTUS? (1+ / 0-)
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        it can always get worse.

        "In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile." Hunter S. Thompson

        by Keith930 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 01:27:59 PM PDT

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        •  Ha! Yes, you're right with this SCOTUS (1+ / 0-)
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          Things can always get worse.

          My only comfort is that they and Citizens United will live in infamy right up there with Dred Scott.

          I still am serious about them being impeached. Because Citizen's United did not make any provision or protection against foreign sovereign nations from buying our government, I think it rises to the level of a treasonous law. I hate to even say stuff like that out loud, because it makes me feel like a Tea Party crackpot, but I believe that to be a true statement. They should be removed from their positions.

          Citizens United means we will eventually follow the Russian model of being run by a criminal oligarchy with a permanent wealth disparity. Or, alternately, we could become similar to Iraq under Saddam's Baathist Party.

          I wonder if even the people who will profit will mind seeing the great Democracy flushed down the toilet for their greed.

    •  Orrin Hatch's main backers are "health" companies, (3+ / 0-)
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      those who sell nutritional supplements.  If you look hard enough, you'll likely find some common links.

      I agree on impeaching some SCOTUS members.  Some who lied at their confirmation hearings, some who don't agree with the Constitution.  No names, but their initials are Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, and the glaringly political and hugely unqualified John Roberts.

      I think that Republicanism is revealing itself as a personality disorder, not so much an ideology." -- Naomi Klein

      by AllanTBG on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 02:55:47 PM PDT

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