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Last year the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United opened up the coffers of political action groups to corporate funds because the court found that companies -- just like people -- should be able to donate to political causes. Now a federal judge has ruled that based on that logic, corporations should be able to give directly to politicians just like human beings.
ruled that "for better or worse, Citizens United held that there is no distinction between an individual and a corporation wi
Originally posted by synnergy
"for better or worse, Citizens United held that there is no distinction between an individual and a corporation with respect to political speech."
There is a 'distinction', IMO, the power they can hold is distinct and can go a long way (good or bad) compared to just an individual.
On the other hand they are held liable and are responsible for choices they make according to the legal guidelines, just like an individual.
Originally posted by FatedAxion
I think this is crazy, but then I thought that maybe once we get far enough into this corporations-are-people thing, corporations will actually start having to pay taxes.
(27) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity.
Originally posted by kro32
You do know that single contributions to candidates are very limited. This is a non-relavant issue.
Private donations are at a set limit and not a percentage so a big oil company would be held to the same amount as grammy Mary.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
The Citizens United ruling was not just a victory for corporations, it was a victory for everyone as it was the courts restraining government from intruding upon the natural rights of people.