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Old September 9th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Senate Votes 79-18 On Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

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Today the U.S. Senate voted 79-18 to advance a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the landmark Supreme Court decision which gave corporations and labor unions the green light to spend unlimited amounts on campaign advertisement.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have strong feelings about the ruling, especially with the November midterm election just two months away.

Back in January 2010, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it OK for corporations to spend as much as they so choose on political campaigns.

Court justices handed down the ruling, justifying their reasoning by stating it was still illegal for corporations to make contributions directly to candidates for federal office.

But then came the rise of Super PACs, which can accept unlimited amounts from billionaires, unions and corporations to buy advertising and attack ads.

"What makes America great is that everyone has a say in the decisions that we make," says Senator Jon Tester. "That each one of us from the richest to the poorest, has an equal stake in electing our leaders, but the Supreme Court can't seem to figure that out. "

Senator Tester, who is co-sponsoring the amendment introduced by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, is calling fellow lawmakers to overturn the ruling which many felt cemented corporations as people.

"Its time to overturn Citizens United. Its time to put people and ideas back in charge of our elections."

The amendment, which Senator Tester is co-sponsoring, would not dictate any specific policies or regulations of campaign contributions, but would grant congress the express authority to regulate and limit independent expenditures, mostly made by large corporations.
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All right. Democrats are finally clearly seeing their base.
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Another lie by skews.

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The Senate did not vote to overturn Citizens United, and this isn't a Senate vote for an amendment to reverse Citizens United. It is an amendment to advance the amendment. The vote will not get two-thirds vote in the Senate, and will not be sent to the House, and if it did, would never be ratified by two-thirds of the states.

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have strong feelings about the ruling, especially with the November midterm election just two months away.
This is a left wing propaganda platitude. The only ones who have strong feelings about gutting free speech of the 1st Amendment are commie liberals. This is a procedural move and Reid is being set up to look like an enemy of free speech
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Another lie by skews.



The Senate did not vote to overturn Citizens United, and this isn't a Senate vote for an amendment to reverse Citizens United. It is an amendment to advance the amendment. The vote will not get two-thirds vote in the Senate, and will not be sent to the House, and if it did, would never be ratified by two-thirds of the states.



This is a left wing propaganda platitude. The only ones who have strong feelings about gutting free speech of the 1st Amendment are commie liberals. This is a procedural move and Reid is being set up to look like an enemy of free speech
Thanks for making that point. It's now an issue front and center that will cost more Republicans their seats in future elections, which was the intent of the vote. You rightards just don't get it do you? That's ok, we can make sure that you get it by removing you from being able to make any decisions, which is what's going to happen in the not so distant future. Keep on living in the present jimmy, that's exactly how we're going to get rid of your right wing asses in the future. We want you fuck wits to wake up one day looking behind you trying to figure out what happened.
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Today the U.S. Senate voted 79-18 to advance a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the landmark Supreme Court decision which gave corporations and labor unions the green light to spend unlimited amounts on campaign advertisement.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have strong feelings about the ruling, especially with the November midterm election just two months away.

Back in January 2010, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it OK for corporations to spend as much as they so choose on political campaigns.

Court justices handed down the ruling, justifying their reasoning by stating it was still illegal for corporations to make contributions directly to candidates for federal office.

But then came the rise of Super PACs, which can accept unlimited amounts from billionaires, unions and corporations to buy advertising and attack ads.

"What makes America great is that everyone has a say in the decisions that we make," says Senator Jon Tester. "That each one of us from the richest to the poorest, has an equal stake in electing our leaders, but the Supreme Court can't seem to figure that out. "

Senator Tester, who is co-sponsoring the amendment introduced by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, is calling fellow lawmakers to overturn the ruling which many felt cemented corporations as people.

"Its time to overturn Citizens United. Its time to put people and ideas back in charge of our elections."

The amendment, which Senator Tester is co-sponsoring, would not dictate any specific policies or regulations of campaign contributions, but would grant congress the express authority to regulate and limit independent expenditures, mostly made by large corporations.
Everyone has a say?? Don't you mean, Corporations and Unions who make large donations? The majority of citizens have said no to Obimbocare, and amnesty. Has Washington listened to us? Or, are they looking for ways to circumvent the will of the people?
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Thanks for making that point. It's now an issue front and center that will cost more Republicans their seats in future elections, which was the intent of the vote. You rightards just don't get it do you? That's ok, we can make sure that you get it by removing you from being able to make any decisions, which is what's going to happen in the not so distant future. Keep on living in the present jimmy, that's exactly how we're going to get rid of your right wing asses in the future. We want you fuck wits to wake up one day looking behind you trying to figure out what happened.
Why don't you address the lie you were caught in?

We are all well aware commies hate the 1st Amendment.

Instead of lying, why don't you check out how the Senate races are polling.
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Thanks for making that point. It's now an issue front and center that will cost more Republicans their seats in future elections, which was the intent of the vote. You rightards just don't get it do you? That's ok, we can make sure that you get it by removing you from being able to make any decisions, which is what's going to happen in the not so distant future. Keep on living in the present jimmy, that's exactly how we're going to get rid of your right wing asses in the future. We want you fuck wits to wake up one day looking behind you trying to figure out what happened.
Too funny Carl, I fully believe you are stupid enough to actually believe what you posted here.

Of course you would agree to stipulate that there could also be NO Union donations OR no Super Pacs, right?
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Yes, what America needs is for Congress to have unlimited power to decide what free speech is, or isn't.

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They never expected that the pubs would call their bluff and vote for it, they wanted to set it up as a campaign issue "we tried but the evil pubs stopped us".

It's funny.
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We should have an Amendment to take away the Supreme Court's privilege of judicial review. Nine political appointees canceling our laws is nothing but tyranny and SCROTUS should be deposed. Cretins Untied calls bribery "Freedom of Speech." It gives us the best government money can buy.
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