Monthly Archives: November 2010

Local Effects of Hidden Campaign Contributions

Here’s a report on a local campaign contribution lawsuit and its effects on how interest groups hid money:http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/nov/28/political-contributions-become-more-obscure-in/ With a strong “Sunlight Pledge” that would contemporaneously reveal money sources to politicians, we, the voting public would have a clear understanding … Continue reading

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It starts Early!

Read about how the financing train starts long before a pol is elected: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/us/politics/21romney.html?ref=politics This is yet another example of how twisted our campaign financing laws have become. Not only will Mitt Romney be beholden to the unnamed and silent … Continue reading

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Bringing Creativity to The Senate!

A new, and sickening, twist to corporate lobbying of politicians: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/us/politics/14coats.html?hp Dan Coats says that, if he’s selected as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, he won’t favor the companies he lobbied for, honest! This is a brazen conflict of … Continue reading

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Details on The Inner Workings of Political Financing

This article, about the trial of Tom DeLay, has details of how he manipulated campaign finances to his benefit in Texas:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us/politics/07delay.html?pagewanted=1&hpw How much more of this type of corruption is going on behind the scenes? How much more of it … Continue reading

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