In addition to ruling on Arizona's immigration laws, the Supreme Court announced that it would not be re-visiting its 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC decision which gave corporations unlimited "free speech" in U.S. politics via campaign contributions.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who had some very thought-provoking, non-super-disingenuous points to make about this "important victory for freedom of speech"…
There has been "only minimal corporate involvement in the 2012 election cycle," McConnell wrote in the statement and in a brief filed in support of the group seeking to toss out Montana's corporate political spending ban.
Citing Federal Election Commission records, McConnell said "not one Fortune 100 company contributed a cent to any of the eight Republican super-PACs" as of the end of March.
Those committees are required to report donors; many nonprofit groups that also spend money in elections may keep their donors secret.
Check and mate, liberals! "Not one Fortune 100 company contributed a cent to any of the eight Republican super-PACs" all through the Republican primaries. So, we can assume that the same would hold true through the general elections in which a rabidly business-centric Republican was fighting to unseat a Democratic president. Because those two things are exactly the same.
And, just to set the record straight, let's take a look at the kind of non-corporation that is contributing to to the presidential Super PACs. Just to pull a name of of the proverbial hat, let's say… Sheldon Adelson, who's planning to contribute up to $100 million to Mitt Romney's campaign. Now, he's not a corporation, is he? No! He's a person. A person who runs a corporation, owns several business and has derived his massive wealth from corporations.
Totally, totally different.
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