Thursday :: Apr 29, 2010

Democrats Introduce Citizens United Countermeasure

by Deacon Blues

Senate and House Democrats introduced their legislative response today to the Citizen's United SCOTUS travesty.

The bill would require the CEO or head of an organization that is the primary financial sponsor of a political ad to claim responsibility for the ad by appearing on camera. Corporations and advocacy groups would be required to create traceable campaign accounts and disclose within 24 hours the source of donations that exceed $1,000.

Sweet; put the bastards on camera.

The bill also would ban expenditures by any corporation with at least 20% of its stock owned by foreign nationals, or if foreign nationals play a dominant role in the corporation's leadership.
Schumer was joined in his announcement – staged at the steps of the Supreme Court -- by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and Russ Feingold (D-Wis.).

Noticeably absent: John McCain.

And what does the Chamber think of Democrats' efforts to reverse the work the Roberts Gang did to deliver the country to Corporate America?

Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue called the bill to be introduced in the House "a thinly veiled attempt to hijack the political playing field … on the eve of midterm elections."

Like the hijacking you did in getting this decision out of a court you paid for?

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