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    KingofSpades

    T'was on an internet forum, and the person's user title was "Queen of Liberty". The Queen of Liberty is claiming that the amount given to campaigns is "too small" to be bribery, and that if it was bribery, there would be more "investment" in politicians that way. This is even after I pointed out that politicians are cheap, and that for a couple thousand in campaign donations, they'll get you a contract or something worth millions.

    And the Liberty Queen is now nonsensically comparing the 3 billion spent in campaigns to Coca-Cola and other companies, claiming that more would be spent to bribe politicians if money=speech really was bribery. It's honestly a little hilarious to see this level of ignorance.

    Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

    by Gygaxian on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 08:29:57 PM PDT

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      because people are willing to spend more than necessary? Why would it be higher when campaigns don't cost more than they do?

      "I join Justice Ginsburg's dissent in full." - Clarence Thomas in Philip Morris USA v. Williams

      by James Allen on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 09:03:04 PM PDT

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