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June 12, 2012

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T-S

...has likely contributed ...

Now that's uncertainty for you.


BTW, this sort of puts your Nolte post to rest doesn't it? Foster Friess, the businessman backer of Rick Santorum's presidential campaign, announced that he would be lending his support to Mitt Romney's super PAC. But rather than donate directly, he would do it through a 501(c)(4) organization so that it could be done in relative secrecy.

"Well I'm going to do that more undercover, I'm going to do it through a lot of (c)(4)s so it's not so high profile," Friess told Buzz Feed at the Faith and Freedom Conference.

Below, scroll through a list of top super PAC donors looking to make a mark on the 2012 elections in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision

I didn't scroll through all eighty-five. Is Soros one of them?

T-S

Imagine, if all this money going into political campaigns were tapped instead for taxes, none of us would have to pay property taxes and we'd have great schools.

Whatever

NEA, AFT, AFSCME...Aal "public sector" unions that appear on the list. Unfortunately, those who are forced to belong don't have any say so about where their dues go--and they usually go to democratic candidates.

Yes, we need to get the money out of political campaigns. Let all candidates run on their merits--not their pocketbooks.

KS

A start would be to repeal McCain-Fengold and the Citizens United SuperPAC's ruling TOGETHER ! All or nothing, as I have suggested before.

T-S

What would that accomplish, KS?

T-S

Did you know, whatever, that usually you can reroute that part of your dues which go to politics to charities - usually has to be a religious exemption but that might be preferable if you really hate having your union speak for you.

In my case, my voice will never equal that of corporations or billionaires. I make sure that my union speaks for me or for the majority of our membership. Usually I'm in the majority.

KS

T-S. Source please ? How many actually do that ?

What would that accomplish, KS?

Posted by: T-S | June 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Figure it out for yourself. Are you not curious enough to remember what campaigns were like in the 1990's and how much less time and money were spent ? Sheesh...

T-S

So you don't know. Got it.

T-S

I could tell you to Figure it out for yourself. Are you not curious enough... but I know what I'm talking about and have sources handy immediately:

Unions & Union Dues

and http://pacificjustice.org/union-dues-letter

and even one from a site you should have been able to find: NJ Teachers: You Can Contribute $546.00 to your Favorite Charity at No Cost

Sheesh...

KS


Sorry - I don't plan to spoon feed you, since you are the only one asking. That's what search engines are for. If not, it proves my point that you aren't curious enough. Re: repealing McCain Feingold and the Citizens United ruling. In reality, its a no brainer...

OK these are out there, but there is no information about how many people or how much revenue is being collected this way. Chances are many people don't know about those options and the unions are getting a vast majority of people's money against their wishes. Weak on substance. Do you have any other better arguments in favor of Public Sector Unions ? You must be a teacher (just a wild guess - LOL)

Sheesh...

T-S

KS: how many people or how much revenue is being collected

Sorry, I don't plan to spoon feed you, since you are the only one asking. That's what search engines are for.

Puget Sound Blathers

that's T-S speak for unable to provide support for the position.
kind of like the one who use to cite to books she hadn't read or articles she couldn't find.

c'mon T-S, step up your game.

KS

I know that her answer doesn't detract from the fact that unions are out to be quasi-totalitarian. Public Sector unions are of who I speak.

T-S is unable to come up with anything original. Reminiscent of Pres. Hussein Kardashian - whose talk is exceedingly cheap. Very well, on to the next topic.

Puget Sound Blathers

next!

Bill Wippel

This blog is busted. Days without something new.

David Templeton

So you two expect respectful responses from everybody but yourselves. That's why nobody pays attention to either of you. Even TS seems to be tiring of it. Has Walt disappeared, too?

KS

I was ready to disappear until your comment came up.
It seems like you have a distorted idea. T-S's responses were not respectful IMHO and I think you need to pay closer attention, with all due respect. Maybe, you know T-S (not her real name) and that colors your view, but be honest about it if that is the case.

This topic has run its course and a new one would be good for all.

sivkah

In my county, I figured out how much the average family would have to pay yearly to support our school district. That amount is $10,000. Ain't no way we could afford to pay that. Where is this money coming from? To the parties footing this bill: You might be interested to know that about 40% of the students are children of ILLEGALS. A huge chunk of money is spent on ESL programs. How does it feel to know you are subsidizing illegals' children while you have trouble making your house payment?

sivkah

To look at a general breakdown of your school district's budget or the state budget go to: http://fiscal.wa.gov/FRViewer.aspx?Rpt=K12%20Expenditure%20Chart%20Summary

Statewide: $157,000,000 spent on bilingual education per year

Walt

It makes me feel great. With the new ruling from the other day, these kids won't be deported, will get an education and a job and be productive members of society. I would much rather have my tax money going to educate a kid than to subsidize some CEO's jet. but it sounds like you are in favor of the jet, which is not surprising.

KS

The Rubio immigration law (that Owebama stole part of) may well be the closest thing to a compromise and addresses part of the problem. The GOP and Dems aren't that far apart on this issue, but one important item is missing. Secure the borders !!

T-S

Sheldon Adelson To Lavish $71 Million In Casino Money On GOP Super PACS, Nonprofits

I wonder how many illegal kids that could educate?

KS

Why don't you do the math, post your answer and show all of your detailed assumptions and calculations.


T-S

KS, I answered you with your own words in my last post last night. If you didn't like it, look in a mirror and think about why you didn't.

I am done with this thread unless I choose to post more information. You can rant all you want but I'm done trying to talk to you.

Your turn to pile on, PS.

DemoNow!

"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally."

Ronald Reagan October 8, 1984.

T-S

Two Mother Jones writers just said that Barbara Boxer has to raise $2400 an hour to run a successful campaign for office. That is obscene. Thank you republicans. They think that educating the public is the only answer. How do you educate people who deliberately remain uninformed? People who choose to be ignorant will continue to be ignorant and we will all pay for it. And when does ignorance become outright stupidity?

KS

I am done with this thread unless I choose to post more information. You can rant all you want but I'm done trying to talk to you.

Your turn to pile on, PS.

Posted by: T-S | June 17, 2012 at 01:25 PM

Promises, promises. Just like a primary grade school teacher I once knew.

Where do you get that $2400/hour - with all due respect, you're pulling numbers out of your posterior. Barbara Boxer is an old hag and if California had any common sense, they would vote her out.

sivkah

Walt: If you want your personal funds to educate an illegal, after the US deports them, you can "sponsor" their family and send them money each month.

Any person who thinks its okay to spend taxpayer money to educate illegals has no concept of our Constitution or how to run a budget.

Walt

Sounds good to me. And you can send a check to Exxon every month to help pay for the personal corporate jets!
LMAO

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