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Republicans Block DISCLOSE act.

It would require corporations and other organizations to file detailed reports on how they fund their favorite political candidates. It also would prohibit foreign corporations, their U.S. subsidiaries and their contractors from contributing to political campaigns. Obama said it would allow Americans to know whose money is influencing elections.

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Republicans in the senate didn't even allow it to come to vote. What do you think


Asked by stacymomof2 at 7:53 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • As usual, crap and underhanded special interests tied to a decent cause and presented with a lovely,appealing name. "Because the intention of the Bill was to show exclusivity to certain lobbyists and opposition to others from here on out."

     Politics as freaking usual.

    It's hard not to have a defeatist attitude.



    Answer by Sisteract at 8:53 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Republicans are wrong...aren't they always screaming about "transparency" and honesty? yes, and don't they want to know who contributes to candidates...I guess they only want to know who is contributing to a Democrat , hoping it will give them something to bash about. Maybe there are some Republican secrets they are trying to keep secret???

    Answer by gertie41 at 7:57 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Stacy
    How many Democrats do we have, and how many votes were needed to pass the reform?

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:02 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Oh! HERE'S the reason why the "evil" Republicans blocked the bill....

    "...the House bill exempts the National Rifle Association, unions and other special interests from all or part of the legislation, which Republicans charged was the product of “backroom deals” and Democrats said was necessary to get the bill passed. Floor debate over the bill was heated, with each side accusing the other of acting in bad faith and using the fight to advance its own partisan agenda."


    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:36 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • After doing some reading tonight, I have to agree with you, jewjewbee and lorikeet. This did seem like an attempt to make sure advertising was being blocked from the republicans while making sure the dems. got a more free reign. Oh, they would have to do some token reporting to go through some motions to make it look like they had to do the same things, yet the reality is that it would have been a shut down of the ads the Tea Party runs. They raise money down to the last minute to get ads out.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:51 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • The bill is designed to silence the bulk of Republican campaign funds while leaving special interest backed funding that supports Democrats free to do as they wish. It was taking away the right to free speech for some.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:01 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I didn't read "smart" in this, I read "hidden agenda". Pubs always have one.

    Answer by parrishsky at 7:59 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I think since Obama lives in a glass house of his own, he shouldn't throw stones!!



    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:09 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Here's the roll call JewJew


    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:12 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • and why the 3 Rhinos were mentioned, did the dems somehow expect them to go along with it like in the past. Even I know an election is around the corner.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:15 PM on Jul. 27, 2010