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Why do we allow corporations to spend money freely on elections?

It honestly makes no sense to me that a special interest has the right to influence an election. How can this possibly be justified? Do people really think corporations should have the same rights as us humans?

Asked By: Funny... - 10/13/2010
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I think you miss the point... More
Answered By: mckenziecalhoun - 10/15/2010
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Answered By: Xa rồi mùa đông - 10/13/2010
 
since a "corporation" is SOLELY responsible for the LIVES of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of individuals, yes. Political decisions that hurt business can potentially destroy the lives of the average sheep who doesnt know that his vote basically just slit his own throat. Business decisions are made by a very... More
Answered By: Fah king Genius - 10/13/2010
 
There are federal election rules that prohibit this. Yet much of Clinton's and Obama's funding came from foriegn sources. Go figure.
Answered By: Tenth Amend - 10/13/2010
 
UNFORTUNATELY the supreme court ruled they could. it was a case that should NEVER have bee brought up it clearly was a ruling to allow big money to buy american (votes not production)
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Answered By: Richard B - 10/13/2010
 
Because we allow unions to do the same thing.
Answered By: misty19492000 - 10/13/2010
 
That's perverse. Remember - it is the perverted power hungry politicians who make the the self-serving laws to finance their obscenely expensive election process. In that regard the US is an outstanding country... More
Answered By: Sigi H - 10/13/2010
 
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