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DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists

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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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Looks like the Democratic National Committee is lifting a ban on some ways candidates get big money.

Apparently Obama made some kind of "rule" back in 2008 that stops candidates from getting "donations" from some Lobbyists and some political action committees.

This may have happened a few months ago.

Hmmm.

This would help Hillary in ways that could hinder the Bernie Campaign.

But then again, we really haven't seen the big money helping anybody yet have we?

DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists


The Democratic National Committee has rolled back restrictions introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees.

The decision, which may provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington.

“It is a major step in the wrong direction,” said longtime reform advocate Fred Wertheimer. “And it is completely out of touch with the clear public rejection of the role of political money in Washington,” expressed during the 2016 campaign.


Does the big money really make any difference?







posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

1 step forward, 11 steps back

*facepalm


Disappointing.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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Obama prevented lobbyists and PACs from donating..but I thought he was the antichrist? and embodied all that is bad in the world.
Very dissapointing but not surprising action from the DNC



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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Another DNC 'Helping Hand' for Hillary over Bernie.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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*sigh* Sometimes I wonder how anyone can be partisan when both parties seem so similar sometimes...



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: vonclod



Obama prevented lobbyists and PACs from donating

You can take it to the bank it wasnt for good reasons.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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Sanders supporters just keep saying 'rah-rah' "Feel The Bern"...while Hillary's DNC is BFing him right in front of their eyes.
C'mon Sanders voters...take this Bit#h down!
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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I think with pretty much all politicians it's a dog and pony show.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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This is sooo typical....US politics is totally corrupt.......period....



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: Slanter
*sigh* Sometimes I wonder how anyone can be partisan when both parties seem so similar sometimes...


two wings of the same bird...



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 05:57 PM
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It's time people who vote Dem clean house and get new blood..we need a catchy name like R.I.N.O perhaps D.I.N.O or dinosaur , Democrat in name only...hey if that name do not yet exist I want copywriter royalties..

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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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DNC keeping it right!






posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

If any thing this election is about Big money in politics not just secret money, no one likes to think their representatives are bought, The Republican electorate are just as disgusted as are the Democrats, whomever wins this election we need a Constitution amendment to overturn citizens united.
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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: Spider879

It just keeps getting better!


Bill Clinton[69] NY DPL Clinton

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: Spider879

It just keeps getting better!


Bill Clinton[69] NY DPL Clinton

en.wikipedia.org...

Woo the machine is on full blast..



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: Spider879

It just keeps getting better!


Bill Clinton[69] NY DPL Clinton

en.wikipedia.org...

Bill Clinton...'69'....figures!



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

You got billy's number, how pathetically funny, yet so sad!



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen




Does the big money really make any difference?


Absolutely not.

Large corporations and their board of directors are known for loving to throw away Millions on things that don't work for a return in their investment.



posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 09:00 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Sanders supporters just keep saying 'rah-rah' "Feel The Bern"...while Hillary's DNC is BFing him right in front of their eyes.
C'mon Sanders voters...take this Bit#h down!


Sadly I think they are going to feel the burn when she gets anointed.

The number 1 reason why Democrats are going to win this election:
Drumroll : Obamacare

The healthcare lobbyist are making too much money to want Obamacare repealed:
These are the 3 largest Healthcare insurance earnings after Obamacare



The Republicans don't want to repeal it anymore than the Democrats despite what they say. They hated Obamacare so much that they went and elected the guy who created Obamacare 1.0 to fight what they considered the most evil thing in the world?

The lobbyist need another Democrat in office to make sure Obamacare doesn't get repealed. Its not that the republicans would appeal it , but its easier for the public to swallow if a democrat takes office.


Number 1 reason Why hillary is going to win the DNC nomination:
1. She is too well connected and egotistical to have run again, without having been promised a WIN . I think this was negotiated during the last election cycle with Obama.


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posted on Feb, 12 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: xuenchen




Does the big money really make any difference?


Absolutely not.
Large corporations and their board of directors are known for loving to throw away Millions on things that don't work for a return in their investment.

Absolutely yes
Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy



This is not news, you say.
Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it:
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.
In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power.
The two professors came to this conclusion after reviewing answers to 1,779 survey questions asked between 1981 and 2002 on public policy issues. They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels and organised interest groups saw their policy preferences enacted.
"A proposed policy change with low support among economically elite Americans (one-out-of-five in favour) is adopted only about 18% of the time," they write, "while a proposed change with high support (four-out-of-five in favour) is adopted about 45% of the time."
On the other hand:
When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organised interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it.
They conclude:
Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organisations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America's claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.
www.bbc.com...

scholar.princeton.edu...
Full study right here^^ and excuse me but people who invests money be it stocks, start ups or politicians expect good on their returns, and the people who they invested in ,will do their damnedest to make sure that happens.
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