If corporations are people, apply election campaign contribution limits…
Yes, this is too simple for the establishment to grasp, but I’ll put it out there anyway.
If corporations are people then they should be subject to the same election campaign contribution limits that human people citizens are subject to.
Here they are:
The following limits apply to contributions from individuals to candidates for all Federal offices.
•$2,400 per Election to a Federal candidate -- Each primary, runoff, and general election counts as a separate election.
•$30,400 per calendar year to a national party committee -- applies separately to a party's national committee, and House and Senate campaign committee.
•$10,000 per calendar year to state, district & local party committees
•$5,000 per calendar year to state, district & local party committee
Aggregate Total -- $115,500 per two-year election cycle as follows:
•$45,600 per two-year cycle to candidates
•$69,000 per two-year cycle to all national party committees and PACs
States should just apply the Federal limits.
Now, the first thing the complex, convoluted establishment system we now have will say is: that this argument may not be considered because I ended the single sentence second paragraph with a preposition.
Next, they will argue that corporations don’t get to vote so the limits should not apply.
And, finally, they will argue that buying media time, producing ads and otherwise flooding the communications channels is not a direct contribution to a candidate.
To all that I say: I’ll fix my grammar, give each corporation a single vote, and yes spending on media is a direct contribution to an election campaign.
Okay everyone, have at! Tell me all the other reasons we can’t do this and I’ll respond with two words: Bull Crap!
We are now officially a Corporatocracy. We better learn how to get our power back as people. Start here: www.UseCashMovement.org