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Forum Post: Get Corporate $ out of Politics? Get Union $ out of Politics? Or Both?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 5:02 p.m. EST by JohnnyGuy01 (36)
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I keep hearing a lot from OWS about getting Corporate $ out of Politics and little to nothing about Union $.

Even though Unions often out spend Corporations on campaign donations: http://www.examiner.com/american-government-in-fargo/union-political-campaign-contributions-far-exceeded-corporate-donors-2008-201

so what exactly is OWS fighting for??



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[-] 2 points by firedog77 (3) 12 years ago

Every Corporation , Organization,and Unions should be banned from contributing to political campaigns.Contributions should be by private indivdials only with strict limits imposed. Of course we could just keep it simple,and outlaw lobbying all together!

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 12 years ago

Both. Unions can't bribe a Judge, can they? Same thing.

[-] 1 points by JonoLith (467) 12 years ago

Get Money Out of Politics. That means All Money.

[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 12 years ago
[-] 1 points by moediggity (646) from Houston, TX 12 years ago

both! its only fair

[-] 1 points by BillOfRights (3) from New York, NY 12 years ago

eventually the existing state of affairs whereby unquenchable greed leads to inevitable self destruction.

[-] 1 points by BillOfRights (3) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Lobbying equals bribery ie when a class of people or group acting on the behalf of eg corporations, unions, or an oligarch pay money to influence politicians creates

[-] 1 points by Silica (51) from Suisun City, CA 12 years ago

Some of the proposed changes to campaign funding would bar unions from contributing as well. The intent is to prevent all private contributions. I don't think the issue of union contribution is brought up enough. While I support the idea of unionized workers, they should be no exception. They especially should be no exception as the money they spend on campaigns could be money used to more directly benefit workers.

[-] 2 points by Danimal98367 (188) from Port Orchard, WA 12 years ago

And the union workers are not free to direct their portion of the union dues. Republican members of unions are especially ripped off. They have no choice but to pay their dues only to see 100% union political contributions go to Democrats.

That's not representing their member's voices.

[-] 1 points by Silica (51) from Suisun City, CA 12 years ago