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Obama bypasses Congress, attempts to force companies to reveal political donations
dailycaller.com ^ | 1/18/13 | Vince Coglianese

Posted on 01/18/2013 10:15:53 AM PST by listenhillary

The Obama administration is attempting to bypass Congress and force publicly-traded companies to reveal their political donations through regulation.

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance has begun the steps necessary to create a regulation that would in many ways mirror the DISCLOSE Act — a bill Senate Democrats have failed to pass through Congress.

Created in reaction to the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that said corporations and unions could not have limits placed on their political expenditures, the Senate bill would require political organizations to publicly name their donors and the amounts they give.

The SEC regulation would do the reverse — force companies to disclose the political groups they support — and have a similar effect.

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And the hits keep coming.
1 posted on 01/18/2013 10:15:58 AM PST by listenhillary
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To: listenhillary

This administration is going to severely punish EVERYONE whom they perceive to have opposed them. This is becoming downright evil. It is pure revenge.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 10:17:47 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: listenhillary

“When we win, we will use whatever tools out there, including a constitutional amendment, to turn this back,” (David) Axelrod said, referring to the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. “


3 posted on 01/18/2013 10:18:21 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“It is pure revenge.”

So, too, will be what’s coming to them in return.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 10:20:21 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: listenhillary

Why are they so afraid of this? It didn’t stop them from getting reelected.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 10:20:28 AM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Fire all politicians and impeach the judges.)
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To: listenhillary

FTA

As to the SEC’s chances of actually forcing the DISCLOSE Act through regulation, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that the SEC’s Republican commissioners are committed to seeing the proposal blocked.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 10:21:02 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Since Axelrod does not know what the constitution is....this is quite a threat...(s)


7 posted on 01/18/2013 10:21:20 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: listenhillary

Statists never quit. They do not believe in the rule of law or even respect for their fellow citizens. Winning by any means is ALL that matters. It’s a sick thing, but there it is.

Oh, they’ll use the law when it suits their purposes, but they’ll ignore it or work to subvert it when necessary. These are evil, sick, controlling people with infantile outlooks on life. Most conservatives, on the other hand, just want to be left alone.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 10:24:41 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
It is pure revenge.

Thats what the rallying cry was right before the election by Amir Owebama: Get the Rich (Whitey and his tokens)!

9 posted on 01/18/2013 10:24:41 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: listenhillary

I’ll bet the SEC can’t force the unions to reveal their donations.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 10:28:12 AM PST by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
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To: listenhillary
Congress should just go home, and we can then not pay them, their staffs, etc., since we have a Dictaor now who uses Executive Orders, and/or un-elected beaurocrats/regulators to implement HIS Agenda.

There is no representation of The People (EXCEPT FOR "HOLDER'S PEOPLE) in this country anymore.

11 posted on 01/18/2013 10:30:20 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: listenhillary

There is absolutely zero chance that Axelrod and his ilk would attempt to pass a constitutional amendment. They don’t have anywhere near enough votes, and they know it. Why bother anyway? If they don’t like a law, they’ll use whatever works so long as they get their way. Honorable people try to follow the rules. Honorable people try to play fair. The left isn’t honorable.

Conservatives shouldn’t lose sight of what we’re dealing with. These are the same type of people who murdered millions of their fellow citizens in the 20th century in their mad quest to create a brave new world.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 10:32:46 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: listenhillary

I thought political donations over a certain amount were all public any way?


13 posted on 01/18/2013 10:33:01 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: listenhillary
The Obama administration is attempting to bypass Congress and force publicly-traded companies to reveal their political donations through regulation. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance has begun the steps necessary to create a regulation that would in many ways mirror the DISCLOSE Act — a bill Senate Democrats have failed to pass through Congress.

I'm shocked, I tell you. Shocked.

No, really, I am.

Honest.

14 posted on 01/18/2013 10:46:50 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: listenhillary

Just as soon as Bambi reveals all his foreign middle east donors.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 10:49:14 AM PST by praytell (Dear God, you already know what I'm praying for!!!!!)
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To: listenhillary

Are the unions going to be revealed?


16 posted on 01/18/2013 10:53:53 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: listenhillary

Are the unions going to be revealed?


17 posted on 01/18/2013 10:54:18 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Little Ray

If they spend the money on their own instead of going to PAC or candidate directly, they may not need to report it.

I am not the expert by any means


18 posted on 01/18/2013 10:55:17 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: CitizenUSA

I think they (Axelrod, the administration) are just poking the tiger through the bars of the cage to see if they can make the tiger jump.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 10:56:59 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

listenhillary: “I think they (Axelrod, the administration) are just poking the tiger through the bars of the cage to see if they can make the tiger jump.”

Maybe so. Sounds dangerous. Maybe they think they have enough power to take on the tiger? You have to admit they’re no longer hiding their intentions. Methinks they think they have a winning hand and they are playing it.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 11:04:16 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Isn’t that what Valerie Jarrett said would happen if BO won? Revenge on everyone that opposed them. Sounds like Chavez.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 11:52:55 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

Valerie Jarrett link?


22 posted on 01/18/2013 11:57:25 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: listenhillary

This gives him a two for one:

1) A list of those who give to him so they get rewards vs. those who don’t give to The Won so they get fines.

2) When companies realize what they’re up against, they’ll stop giving to his opponents.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 12:04:16 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: listenhillary

Team Obama would destroy.most private businesses if they could. This crap had better be challenged in court.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 12:15:04 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: dandiegirl

I read it on The Ulsterman Report, I think before or really close to the election. Seems like Drudge had a link to it also, but I may be wrong about that one. Would have to research.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 1:42:36 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: listenhillary

Conservatives need to remember that the Imperial Presidency cuts both ways. We really need to return the Executive Branch back to its Constitutional limits. It must stop legislating and that means reigning in all agency rule making. Let it all be approved by Congress.

I fear it’s too late.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 3:40:16 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Jarrett quote? It was second hand from a most reliable source reported by a blogger. Hillbuzz? I don’t remember, but it wasn’t recorded.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:56 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: MeganC
Actually, no. What's coming to them will be Justice.

“It is pure revenge.”

“So, too, will be what’s coming to them in return.

28 posted on 01/18/2013 3:59:20 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: MeganC
Actually, no. What's coming to them will be Justice.

“It is pure revenge.”

“So, too, will be what’s coming to them in return.

29 posted on 01/18/2013 4:00:26 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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