S.J.Res.29 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

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  • Official: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. as introduced.

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amadeusfg 08/19/2012 1:38pm
in reply to CatYoung Nov 20, 2011 4:57am

The most corrupt are already being elected. For example, Congress-persons accept huge contributions from medical insurance lobbyists and nearly 50 million Americans are uninsured !! Citizens driven to destitution create a marginal class that engenders petty crime. But no worries there, the moneyed, governing class already has their gated communities for that eventuality. Much like the situation in many countries where the income disparity is so marked. The wealthy live in a gilded cage.

libbypw 11/04/2011 2:59am

States already CAN and DO make limits on their state elections…needless legislation.

C’mon, Sen. Merkley, you are from Oregon you know that!

talers 11/04/2011 8:49pm

Senator Udall has actually done us a disservice by submitting this proposed amendment; if we oppose it, we give the appearance of not wanting campaign finance reforms. However, I suggest that we ALL send a letter to our respective congressional representatives that indicates our support to get money out of politics, but oppose the language in this proposal. Then provide the language we would prefer, such as “money cannot equal speech” or one of the suggested amendments at http://getmoneyout.com/

Read more at: http://www.dylanratigan.com/2011/11/04/jimmy-williams-on-udall-amendment-money-cannot-be-speech/

amadeusfg 08/19/2012 1:29pm
in reply to libbypw Nov 04, 2011 2:59am

Whatever the existing current legislation, it is clearly not working.

stewey2000 08/29/2012 1:27am

this bill doesn’t do anything helpful. just opening election funding up to state regulations offers no kind of protection against the majority political parties affecting the elections of the minority parties. try affecting political change when each state has its own bias laws. no on this one for me.

amadeusfg 08/25/2012 11:50am

“I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it’s birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country. Present me respectfully to Mrs. Logan and accept yourself my friendly and respectful salutations.” Thomas Jefferson in a letter to George Logan, Nov. 12, 1816.

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CatYoung 11/20/2011 4:57am

The language in this bill opens an avenue of blatant corruption, designed to guarantee re-election of the most corrupt. Consider the co-sponsors as the example, especially the one from NY.


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