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Old 02-03-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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I have a question about Campaign Finance Reform...just who is going to make that law? ha ha ha...

Rarely do 'the People ever step forward and propose a national law...or even a state one!
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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From the sound of recent announcements, Massey Energy Company.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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If you are interested in campaign finance reform you've got a local group on Dixie St, WVCAG
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I have a question about Campaign Finance Reform...just who is going to make that law? ha ha ha...

Rarely do 'the People ever step forward and propose a national law...or even a state one!
McCain/Fiengold campaign finance couldn't help but be watered down and ineffectual if he was playing by the larger set of rules unwritten in politics. I'm certain you're painfully aware of what I speak if you've got beltway contacts. McCain didn't author that dysfunction, he merely adapted to "it" like all the rest do inevitably. Thing is SCOTUS removing it wholesale and turning the landscape into wild wild west is far worse.

I believe no meaningful campaign finance reform can happen if not authored by the people. Same thing with pay increase decisions-- that belongs with constituents. Let them plead their cases why, but let the people decide. No sore feelings that way.

Libs and con games-- the truth is all that matters. Be mad at tree huggers when they lie, but when all sides lie how does the truth stand a chance?
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The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, which represents coal producers and power companies, has been found to have indirectly hired lobbying firm Bonner & Associates, through the PR firm Hawthorn Group, to lobby against recent climate change legislation.

The move backfired. The lobbyists have since admitted to sending fake letters as if they were from nonprofits to lawmakers opposing the legislation, known as the Waxman-Markey bill, which would establish a “cap-and-trade” market for greenhouse gases (see New paper advocates U.S. carbon tax shift and Obama administration could fast track cap-and-trade, RPS in '09).

The trade group is now considering legal action against Bonner, which admitted to sending the forged letters and said it fired the responsible person. At least three other legislators have said they also received the letters.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), is looking to combat the tactic, increasingly being termed astroturfing, where paid lobbying is made to seem like a grassroots effort.

Astroturfing is also being criticized as being behind the shoutdowns at this summer's U.S. town hall meetings on health care reform. But we digress.
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