DISCLOSE Act

maggie2094July 17, 2012

BROKEN GOVERNMENT when the majority vote "looses".

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Republicans successfully filibustered the DISCLOSE act in the senate today. Democrats lost the cloture vote by margin of 51-44. 60 votes are required to bypass filibuster.

The Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) act would have required that any organization spending more than $10,000 on an election report it within 24 hours and identify the donor.

Can we say all pretenses are dropped now?

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labrea_gw

Yep the 14 republicans who used to be for it all fell in line!~

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 9:16AM
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esh_ga

It is the American people that loses.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 9:19AM
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jerzeegirl(9)

I can't see how anyone can possibly be against transparency and disclosure. Mind boggling.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 9:42AM
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jodik_gw

I agree, Esh... and it seems we lose a little more each day. Though, exactly which form of government will replace the one we have now remains to be seen. Will we end up a theocracy, a plutocracy, a dictatorship, a fascist nation, or all of the above?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 9:45AM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

I'm in favor of DISCLOSE and against the Senate vote.

Government for sale to the those with the deepest pockets.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 10:37AM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

The devil is in the details. As written, it would be possible for an unscrupulous government entity to use the information to refuse legitimate bids from a contractor because they donated to the wrong candidate. Another objection is that certain unions are excused from the same disclosures.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 8:12PM
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demifloyd(8)

Posted by jerzeegirl 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 17, 12 at 9:42

I can't see how anyone can possibly be against transparency and disclosure. Mind boggling.*

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Me either.

Eric Holder and Barack Obama are at the top of the list.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 8:17PM
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