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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/22/AR2010092204665.html


"All of Washington is in a frenzy, speculating about the outcome of the fall elections. Yet the development that could most tip the scales is getting far too little public attention. That hidden factor is the audacious stealth campaign being mounted by powerful corporate special interests that are vying to put their Republican allies in control of Congress and turn back common-sense reforms that strengthen America's middle class.


In Senate and House races across the country, industry-fueled front groups such as "Americans for Job Security" have spent tens of millions of dollars on negative ads as misleading as their benign-sounding names -- aimed almost entirely at Democratic candidates. These floodgates were opened by a January Supreme Court ruling that upset long-standing precedent by giving U.S. corporations an unfettered right to spend and influence our elections. Now, for the first time, Wall Street, the insurance lobby, oil companies and other special interests can fill our airwaves, mailboxes and phone lines right up until Election Day. And by funneling their money through not-for-profit social welfare and trade groups, they can do it without publicly acknowledging their participation.

Legislation to close this loophole and force the groups to publicly identify their chief donors on their ads has been blocked by a Republican minority in the Senate that's determined to reap this political windfall of special-interest support while keeping the American people in the dark. The Senate is scheduled to try again before the fall recess to break this logjam, possibly as soon as today, so Americans can learn who is behind these stealth campaigns.

In races that will determine control of the House and Senate, these stealth front groups, virtually all of them run by seasoned Republican operatives, could eclipse the spending of political parties and the candidates themselves.

Exactly who is behind these groups? They won't say. Their corporate donors know that if they revealed their sponsorship, these misleading negative ads would lose all credibility. But here's what we know from published reports:

One of these groups, the newly established Crossroads GPS, is spearheaded by President George W. Bush's former chief strategist, Karl Rove, and secretly bankrolled by major Republican donors. This group and its partner, American Crossroads, have raised $32 million to run negative ads against Democrats; they promise to spend $50 million by November.

Americans for Job Security, another major player in this special-interest campaign, reportedly was founded with support from the American Insurance Association to advance that industry's agenda.

Yet another group, Americans for Prosperity, is funded by billionaire oil men, David and Charles Koch, to promote Republican candidates who support their right-wing agenda and corporate interests. The group has gone to great lengths to conceal information about its donors and their motives, but the New Yorker magazine recently revealed that this group has been quietly guiding the organizing efforts of the Tea Party -- in other words, billionaire oilmen secretly underwriting what the public has been told is a grass-roots movement for change in Washington.

The ferocity of their efforts is a testament to the battles the Obama administration has fought against special interests on behalf of the American people.

Over the past 20 months, we've eliminated tens of billions of dollars in unwarranted subsidies to bank middlemen to make college more affordable for millions of students. We've beaten back a furious lobbying campaign from Wall Street to protect people with credit cards and mortgages from hidden fees and penalties. We've taken on the health insurance lobby to protect Americans with preexisting conditions from being denied needed coverage. We've closed egregious loopholes that allow corporations to get tax breaks for tax shelters they've set up overseas.

And now the empire is striking back. The Republicans have offered an agenda that would reverse many of these gains and put special interests back in the driver's seat.

Prohibitions against rampant corporate spending in our elections were championed by Theodore Roosevelt. They were written in reaction to the untrammeled political power of the "robber barons," who used their money to bend the national agenda to their interests, and were strengthened after the Watergate scandal, which involved secret campaign spending by corporations. By reversing long-established safeguards, the Supreme Court has turned back the clock.

There is still time for the media to shine a light on these front groups. There is still time for an aroused public to rise up against this ominous special-interest hijacking of our elections. There is still time for candidates on both sides of the aisle to take the side of average Americans and challenge these groups to disclose their secret funders. And there is time for Republicans to stop blocking a law that would require these groups to disclose who is influencing our elections.

Pundits will spend a lot of time predicting who will win in November. But more is at stake than the fate of Democrats or Republicans. What's at stake is whether the powerful corporate special interests will go back to writing our laws or whether our democracy will remain where it belongs -- in the hands of the American people."
 

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Ever notice how this was no problem during the Obama election... or when the liberal democrats were vying for control of both houses ? Now... it's important to them ?

Who are these special interests and big money Corporations ? Why is it the the liberal left never names them by name ? -Is it because they are the very same that offered up nearly one trillion dollars to get this man elected ?
 

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Business as usual. Both parties do and have done this. I always laugh when I see the term corprate america. Why would they be so concerned with an election? Well I would say to keep profit margins high and corporate taxes low. Corporate taxes are passed onto consumers. And high profit margins seem to be a good thing for the country and the economy. A higher GDP would provide more jobs in the work
force. And then we have the evil CEO's that manage the companies. They get a 5 mill per year salary. If they manage the company and raise profits by 10 or 20 million per year then who cares? Oh well nothing has really changed in DC less everything has gotten worse over the last 2 years for the average American.
 

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Much ado about nothing.

Jobs and the economy will win the day for the pubs and destroy the dems. They destroyed the job market and the economy. Now they will pay for thier sins. No problem.
 

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I always laugh when I see the term corprate america.
Same as when the Pubs are constantly being accused of being funded by "Special interests". Obama loves this line. Well, what exactly are MoveOn.org, NEA, NOW, AFL-CIO, Trial Lawyers Assn., etc, etc.? Both sides have plenty of funding from "special interests" and "corporate America". Nothing new here. It is a late campaign attempt to put a bad taste in voters mouths for Republicans. Oldest trick in the book.
 

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They are leading you guys (both sides) by the nose, and it's painful to watch. :crazy:

As it becomes more clear what the inevitable outcome is.. you will look back with a sickening feeling, knowing you were manipulated into arguing over reps/dems, gay marriage, health care, mosques, while the real rulers were fleecing both of you, and laughing about it.

VFP almost got it, shiny things.
 

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They are leading you guys (both sides) by the nose, and it's painful to watch. :crazy:

As it becomes more clear what the inevitable outcome is.. you will look back with a sickening feeling, knowing you were manipulated into arguing over reps/dems, gay marriage, health care, mosques, while the real rulers were fleecing both of you, and laughing about it.

VFP almost got it, shiny things.
http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144707

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They are leading you guys (both sides) by the nose, and it's painful to watch. :crazy:

As it becomes more clear what the inevitable outcome is.. you will look back with a sickening feeling, knowing you were manipulated into arguing over reps/dems, gay marriage, health care, mosques, while the real rulers were fleecing both of you, and laughing about it.

VFP almost got it, shiny things.
One step at a time. It's a big process and a huge building and it's been being built for over a hundred years. Lot's of defense mechanisms, lot's of infrastructure to dismantle, all with lot's of covert resistance... one step at a time...

Look up the Fabian Society. Goes all the way back to George Bernard Shaw... From the late 1800's, is where it all stems from.
We know who they are...
 

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One step at a time. It's a big process and a huge building and it's been being built for over a hundred years. Lot's of defense mechanisms, lot's of infrastructure to dismantle, all with lot's of covert resistance... one step at a time...

We know who they are...
Well, more power to you. :thumbsup: But you will be up against the same thing the Russians were when the Bolshevik's came to town. Wall Street, and their private armies.
 

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Well, more power to you. :thumbsup: But you will be up against the same thing the Russians were when the Bolshevik's came to town. Wall Street, and their private armies.
No doubt. Might as well start now and anyway. At least we have the internet, for now, that the Russians didn't have...

After that there's John Connors. :laughing:
 

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No doubt. Might as well start now and anyway. At least we have the internet, for now, that the Russians didn't have...

After that there's John Connors. :laughing:
No one can honestly look back over the last 60 years and say, dang, that rep/dem congress/president really did a good job. They have all worked against the interest of the American people, and have done the bidding of the too big to fail/jail crowd. Including Obama..
 

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No one can honestly look back over the last 60 years and say, dang, that rep/dem congress/president really did a good job. They have all worked against the interest of the American people, and have done the bidding of the too big to fail/jail crowd. Including Obama..
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Look at the chronology. Follow the 'bloodline'. Collapse the 'system' then you can, 'mold it to closer to our heart's desire'.

We know who they are. Spreading the word.
 

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No one can honestly look back over the last 60 years and say, dang, that rep/dem congress/president really did a good job. They have all worked against the interest of the American people, and have done the bidding of the too big to fail/jail crowd. Including Obama..
Just to play devil's advocate, doing things to help the corporate structure is not necessarily bad for the masses. IMO, a strong business climate is the single best way improve the lives of the masses. You don't have to micro-manage hundreds of targeted programs run by the government to help people. Just make lots of jobs and put them to work and they will take care of themselves. It's Conservatism 101.
 

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Just to play devil's advocate, doing things to help the corporate structure is not necessarily bad for the masses. IMO, a strong business climate is the single best way improve the lives of the masses. You don't have to micro-manage hundreds of targeted programs run by the government to help people. Just make lots of jobs and put them to work and they will take care of themselves. It's Conservatism 101.
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It's called Fascism 101.
 

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So... corporations are bad now, too ?
 

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So... corporations are bad now, too ?
The ones that rule you are.

Your being fleeced, and your voting for it. Libs are being fleeced, and they are voting for it. Wall Street is milking every penny out of you, and laughing about your petty dem/rep spend/tax/not tax battles.

We have become a bad joke of ourselves. The Republic left in 1913, the democracy left in the 30's and the Oligarchy is coming to an end. You know what follows.

No matter what happens in the next 2 elections, the debt is unsustainable, the taxation will rise, austerity will come into play heavily, the economy is gone for your lifetime. Unless you plan on defaulting on all the debt your elected officials have run up trying to satisfy the bankers.. and that would lead to a world war, which is probably in the picture now more than anytime since 1930.

US
Bank of America Securities LLC
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
J. P. Morgan Securities Inc.
Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.

Britain
Barclays Capital Inc.
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

Switzerland
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
UBS Securities LLC.

Japan
Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc.
Mizuho Securities USA Inc.
Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Germany
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

France
BNP Paribas Securities Corp.

Canada
RBC Capital Markets Corp.

Scotland
RBS Securities Inc.

And their subsidiaries.
 

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Just to play devil's advocate, doing things to help the corporate structure is not necessarily bad for the masses. IMO, a strong business climate is the single best way improve the lives of the masses. You don't have to micro-manage hundreds of targeted programs run by the government to help people. Just make lots of jobs and put them to work and they will take care of themselves. It's Conservatism 101.
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It's called Fascism 101.
:agree: and disagree, to a point.
Fascism is where the corporation is owned privately and run by the government. That's the case we have with GM, Fiat, GE and it's media outlets, the big banks, and now health care.

I believe what we've been moving towards is a sort of socio-fascist type of economy. It suits the 'too big to fail/jail' guys. I believe the root culprit is publicly owned companies. I believe the IPO has done more to destroy the notion of capitalism than anything Obama and the dems have done, except perhaps naming Bernanke to continue in his position.

I think the fed needs to be cut out of the economy to start. The control of the monetary system need to go back to the treasury. How do you think that will happen? :devil: Or will it ever... The last 2 guys that tried to do that were assasinated.

All this is just a smoke screen for the Fabian Society Progressive's that are running things behind the scene's. It won't change until the light getrs shown where it needs to. In the meantime we need to get small business back to health to get some jobsback in the market.

I personally don't believe the 'too big to fail/jail' crowd wants this economy to be dragging like it is. It puts their agenda at risk, even though they do want the dems to be in control because they can do more for them through liberal appointments, however the rhino's do a fine job too.
 

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:agree: and disagree, to a point.
Fascism is where the corporation is owned privately and run by the government. That's the case we have with GM, Fiat, GE and it's media outlets, the big banks, and now health care.

I believe what we've been moving towards is a sort of socio-fascist type of economy. It suits the 'too big to fail/jail' guys. I believe the root culprit is publicly owned companies. I believe the IPO has done more to destroy the notion of capitalism than anything Obama and the dems have done, except perhaps naming Bernanke to continue in his position.

I think the fed needs to be cut out of the economy to start. The control of the monetary system need to go back to the treasury. How do you think that will happen? :devil: Or will it ever... The last 2 guys that tried to do that were assasinated.

All this is just a smoke screen for the Fabian Society Progressive's that are running things behind the scene's. It won't change until the light getrs shown where it needs to. In the meantime we need to get small business back to health to get some jobsback in the market.

I personally don't believe the 'too big to fail/jail' crowd wants this economy to be dragging like it is. It puts their agenda at risk, even though they do want the dems to be in control because they can do more for them through liberal appointments, however the rhino's do a fine job too.
Well, your belief is wrong. The only way to fully implement their plan for world government is through economic and social breakdown. They will pop up and present the "answer" to the problems.. they created.
 

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Well, your belief is wrong. The only way to fully implement their plan for world government is through economic and social breakdown. They will pop up and present the "answer" to the problems.. they created.
The crack in the armor I see with that argument is, when all the economies are brought down, money will mean nothing. Or am I mistaken that without intrinsic foundation, notes only have the value that is assigned to them. Might as well be script. Or is that the plan? Hoard the intinsics, and control the note value once the global monetary supply is determined?

Brings it back to Cecil Rhodes, The F.S., Africa and DeBoers, then outward again, doesn't it?
 
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