Warm Southern Breeze

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The best government money can buy

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, January 22, 2010

Overturning a nearly-century-long trend of limiting BIG BUCK$ from BIG BU$INE$$ and UNION$ to influence elections, the Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) overturned provisions of the recently enacted McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law.

In the ruling released and read Thursday, the court was split along party lines with Republican Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Paul Stevens and Chief Justice John Roberts forming the majority.

The ruling however, left in place prohibitions on direct contributions to candidates and parties, but lifted the McCain-Feingold law’s prohibitions against issue advertisements funded by unions and corporations – typically seen and heard in the final days of a campaign.

Next campaign cycle, look for corporations to be funding their own campaigns for their favorite candidate.

After all… this is the best government money can buy!

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