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    is or at least was a prerequisite to running for office, in Latin America when I lived there.

    My Dad installed the Presses 8-)).

    Who else was going to toot your horn for you.

    I see that as distinct from allowing "Citizen Corp" funding campaigns, while they want to deprive the labor unions of the same right and privilege, with "written agreement only" political contribution nonsense.

    As a shareholder, until AMR completes bankruptcy, I resent the support the company gave to politicians without asking me. Of course I didn't hold millions of shares either.

    Maybe that kind of decision should be made and required based on being a person rather than the amount of stock held?

    •  CU does not allow ANY "campaign funding" (0+ / 0-)

      It only allows unlimited expenditures by unions and corporations for independent expenditures that must be independent of and cannot be coordinated with a candidate's campaign. I don't believe that unions should have to ask its members before it makes political contributions nor should shareholders need to approve political expenditures. I think the case the GOP is trying to make is that political expenditures by unions is a material item while direct expenses for advocacy by corporations, while they may be significant dollar amounts, are immaterial as a percent of total corporate expenses. There is no basis from a legal or accounting perspective why shareholders should be asked for permission to spend several million for political purposes when shareholder approval isn't needed for specific expenses that can cost hundreds of millions.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 02:25:14 PM PST

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