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  •  This is one of the reasons I'm very (4+ / 0-)

    uncomfortable with political donations being public information. Oh, I know all the good reasons for it and agree with them, but we have a right to secret vote to avoid such problems. A donation is, in some ways, even more of a political statement than a vote. Why isn't it afforded the same protection.

    A conundrum.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      Disclosure is the conservative's answer to campaign finance reform. They think that it's okay for billions to spent on political campaigns, as long as everybody knows where everybody's money is going. That includes you and me, if we happen to donate over certain limits. And thanks to the internet, anybody who doesn't like you can make sure your co-workers, friends and family and everybody who knows you, knows exactly where you stand on an issue even if you've never uttered a word about it. I agree with you, and we need real campaign finance reform and less disclosure about who is making contributions, at least for us little people!

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