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More than 60 House Democrats have signed a letter asking President Obama to issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose political contributions.
The proposed executive order was one of a handful of policies that have been floated in the wake of last year’s landmark Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which loosened restrictions on corporate political advocacy.
The letter indicates the strong support among rank-and-file Democrats for a measure that has been vociferously attacked by Republicans.
“We believe that with public funds come public responsibilities,” the letter reads, “and anyone benefitting from taxpayer money has the responsibility to be fully transparent.”
In April, the White House first circulated a draft of the executive order, which would have required companies submitting bids on federal contracts to disclose political donations from corporate coffers and top executives, including those to nonprofit advocacy groups that would not otherwise be a part of the public record.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by beezzer
That is some pretty backwards logic. Forcing disclosure allows the public to see favoritism, it doesn't encourage favoritism.
Oh, and considering the dogs the repubs have in the running for POTUS, Obama is pretty much a shoo in. The tea baggers have not improved public opinion. Most likely the democrats will take the house back, with fresh blood.