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Fifty-four senators, all Democrats and independents who caucus with the Democrats, voted Thursday for the amendment to clarify in the Constitution that Congress and the states have the authority to do what they did for a century before activist judges began intervening on behalf of wealthy donors and corporations: enact meaningful campaign finance rules and regulations. But forty-two senators, all Republicans, voted no. As a result, Udall noted, the Republican minority was able to “filibuster this measure and instead choose to support a broken system that prioritizes corporations and billionaires over regular voters.” The Republican opposition effectively blocked further consideration of the amendment proposal, since sixty votes were needed to end debate and force a vote. And, even if the Republicans had not filibustered the initiative, actual passage of an amendment would have required a two-thirds vote.
originally posted by: nukedog
Tell us what to do oh wise one
I vote almost straight ticket 3rd party. LOL!!!
The only time policy will change is if it benefits those lobbying the policy. We don't have a lobby base. That's what the HELL is the matter with us people.
originally posted by: Dimithae
a reply to: Dimithae
I think this is a good song to sum up where we are at in this country. Enjoy.
originally posted by: arjunanda
What"s Wrong with The American People, a lot of them have just given up. They've had enough of the stress of trying to make ends meet. Paying for Over Priced Food, Medicine, Housing, Government Services and Private Commercial Services etc. They've just had too much to fight anymore, that's all. Good Thread. Peace Arjunada. a reply to: Dimithae
originally posted by: FalcoFan
a reply to: Dimithae
The low information voters outnumber the intelligent ones.
That's what happens when people are paid to breed.