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View Diary: A VICTORY: Koch Cabal Caught Red Handed by CA AG! Fined $16Million (104 comments)

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  •  A recent post in a NY Times Blog (23+ / 0-)

    A Republican would rather pay $1,000,000 for a lawyer, an accountant and a lobbyist than $100,000 in taxes.

    What is also interesting about all of this is that supposedly, PACS aren't supposed to "coordinate" with each other.

    Yeah right.

    Oh....and BTW....did anyone notice that although Karl Rove has been bemoaning the influence of far right PAC money in supporting folks like Cruz and undercutting the "traditional GOP," the first of the charts in this excellent diary shows one of the funders of all of this being Crossroads GPS...a Rove creation.  He was right in there with the Kochs and Adelson et al.

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 04:04:07 AM PDT

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    •  dweb - the rules are complex (0+ / 0-)

      Some PACs, and PAC-like entities, can make direct campaign contributions to candidate committees, some can work collectively with other PACs, and some can't communicate with the candidate or his campaign committee. It all depends under what section of the IRS code the group is formed. In addition, the rules regarding the funding of ballot initiatives are completely different than the rules regarding candidates.

      The bottom line is that you can't make blanket statements about PAC or PAC-like entities. It's all very fact specific.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 09:57:23 AM PDT

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    •  You have the numbers backwards in your first line. (2+ / 0-)
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      War on Error, fumie

      Big Republican donors almost always "invest" their campaign contributions where it will make or save them even more money.  Lower tax rates on dividends and capital gains over the last 40 years are now the accepted maximum.  Talk of tax increases, even by Democrats, is considered a political risk.  Lots of credulous idiots and Republicans and Tea Baggers (but I repeat myself) truly believe that tax cuts for the holy "job creators" will "trickle down" upon them in a gold stream.  They still can't figure out why they're mainly poor instead of rich and in the historically low top tax bracket.

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