Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The check's not in the mail

From the NY Post/AP:

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of current and former corporate executives have a message for Congress: Quit hitting us up for campaign cash.

Roughly 40 executives from companies including Playboy Enterprises, ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's, the Seagram's liquor company, toymaker Hasbro, Delta Airlines and Men's Wearhouse sent a letter to congressional leaders Friday urging them to approve public financing for House and Senate campaigns. They say they are tired of getting fundraising calls from lawmakers - and fear it will only get worse after Thursday's Supreme Court ruling.

The court ruled that corporations and unions can spend unlimited money on ads urging people to vote for or against candidates. The decision was sought by interest groups including one that represents American businesses, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They argued that restrictions on ads they could finance close to elections violated their free-speech rights, and the court agreed.


Anonymous said...

many of the complaining always support the left-wing of the democrat party.

why aren't the TRIAL LAWYERS and UNIONS complaining, eg. S.E.I.U.,U.F.T.,etc.etc.etc. ?

the Marxist leaders will just increase the actual worker's dues. they strike ,they get more money and benefits. eventually obama lefties have to bail the bankrupt companies out.

and the beat goes on.and government GROWS.

Lino said...

As usual, con-servative lust for power has laid the groundwork for further damage to American interests.

This ruling opens the gate for foreign companies to -directly- affect pol's and legislation.

Some of you railed about Kevin Kim's "outside sources" -for funding his puny Council ain't seen nothin' yet.

For those mourning the loss of meat 'n potatoes manufacturing jobs and calling for legislation to protect what is left...not if China-Russia-India-Taiwan-Indonesia etc have their way.

Heck, even my second home Thailand ought to be able to put a Congressman-or-two in their pocket.

Now, where to put that new soccer stadium...

Stupid conservatives.