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  •  huh (11+ / 0-)

    my answer to that prompt would be:

    1. tax the everloving shit out of them

    2. public funding of elections

    3. repeal buckley v. valeo, citizens united and corporate personhood.

    •  This really gets to the heart of it (4+ / 0-)
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      wu ming, ozsea1, Pescadero Bill, 3goldens

      In my view, the actual problem with this isn't that people with money are able to spend it to influence elections (to some degree they have always been able to), but that some people have so much fucking money that they can drown out all other voices. Democrats keep defending laws that tone down the volume of their speech, when what we really ought to be doing is taking away a large percentage of their wealth.

      And so the weapon for getting Adelson and co to stop doing this is to make a credible threat to actually take away their money the next time we gain power (and believe me, that will happen some day).

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:52:40 PM PDT

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    •  we would have to repeal the 1st (1+ / 0-)
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      Deep Texan

      amendment or pack the Supreme Court to repeal Buckley v Valeo and Citizens United. Good luck with either of those happening!!!

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