ALL FREEPERS MUST, I REPEAT, MUST WRITE THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE AT EVERY LEVEL AND EXPOSE THIS TRAVESTY. IT IS NOT NEW, AND WE HAVE KNOWN FOR A WHILE, BUT WE MUST NOTIFY ALL AND BE AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN SEASON RELLY HEATS UP.
EVEN WRITE DEMOCRATIC REPS. I'M PRETTY SURE THAT A LOT OF DEMS DON'T WANT THEIR POWER TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM EITHER.
Ask every 'Rat you know what it is like to be bought and paid for by a foriegn power like Soros. If they wonder what you're talking about, show them this article.
The American People are not going to like the fact that they are expected to dance to some Hungarian's tune. People need to learn about this attempt to buy the Presidency, and we need to educate them.
Americans for Democratic Action
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April 11, 2000
ADA LEGISLATIVE ALERT
SECRET "527 PACs" THREATEN ELECTION INTEGRITY
NO LAWS REQUIRE REPORTS
SECRET PACs POTENTIAL FOR ELECTION CORRUPTION
A new road for potential corruption of our political system has been opened by the development of what are called "527 PACs" using a section of the federal tax code for unintended purposes. Roll Call, a Washington newspaper that covers politics on Capital Hill says, "The bottom line here is that a vast underground political empire is in the process of being created with enormous potential for corruption."
This evasion of the intent of federal campaign law is accomplished by claiming to be organized under Section 527 of the federal Tax Code for the purpose of influencing elections - hence their name. The 527 PACs claim that, because they do not supporting any specific candidate, they are not required to report under the federal campaign laws. This is a clear perversion of the intent, if not the letter, of the law. The result is that huge sums are being raised and spent secretly without any disclosure. High ranking politicians, including those who in the recent past have demanded full public disclosure, like House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX), are now setting up 527 PACs to raise $25 million or more in unreported election campaign funds.
How They Work:
The 527 PACs claim under federal tax law to be committed to influencing elections while at the same time claiming under the election laws NOT to be working on the outcome of any election. They make NO reports of income or expenditures and do not obey the requirements of the election campaign finance laws.
Until 1975, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not request political organizations to file tax returns or to pay taxes. In 1975, Congress enacted Section 527 of the tax code which allowed the IRS to tax political organizations on any investment income profits. Contributions are Not considered taxable income.
The IRS defines political organizations as a "party committee, association, fund or other organization organized and operated primarily for the purpose of directly or indirectly accepting contributions or making expenditures or both for the purpose of influencing or attempting to influence the selection, nomination, election or appointment of an individual to a federal, state, or local public office or office in a political organization."
When Section 527 was enacted, 527 Committees were also expected to comply with the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). The FECA required all political committees to register with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and file public reports with the FEC regarding their contributions and expenditures. The FECA limits the size and sources of contributions to candidates, political parties and PACs. It also requires that all donations of more than $200 be disclosed to the public.
This all changed, however, when a court ruling in 1996 and recent IRS interpretations of the tax code led to the present-day practice that a political organization formed to influence federal elections and taxed under Section 527 need not comply with the federal election law. The 527 PACs argue that they are not covered by the FECA because they do not try to elect or defeat specific candidates. Yet, they also claim that they are covered by Section 527 because they fit the IRS definition for a political organization -- that is they are in the business of influencing elections.
All this leaves the section 527 PACs able to function without any disclosure whatsoever about their officers, contributors, donations, or activities. Millions of dollars are being raised and spent anonymously on campaigns usually through ads dressed up to appear as discussions but which are barely disguised campaign ads aimed at winning elections.
Since there is no reporting or public disclosure, little is known of how they operate except for media reports and sometimes the self-serving "bragging" of the Section 527 PACs in order to raise funds. As Roll Call mentioned above states, the potential for corruption is vast.
All other political campaign organizations are bound by election law requirement limits on contributions and donations with prompt reporting. Only the Section 527 PACs can raise unlimited, unreported funds in very large contributions from any source with no pubic accountability.
What to Do:
The original purpose of Section 527 was to clarify the tax code regarding political organizations. No one wanted to hamper political committees by making them pay taxes on their contributions but Congress wanted to tax the business and commercial profits, which many political organizations realized when they invested the contributions until they were ready to make donations. It seemed fair and sensible to tax these profits which are paid by business enterprises. It was clear these rules were intended to cover organizations covered by the campaign finance laws. Unfortunately the courts and IRS have chosen to interpret the law in a manner that was certainly not envisioned by Congress when it adopted this new section of the tax code. The new interpretations are ambiguous but the 527 PACs have rushed in with their own interpretations which have resulted in the present intolerable situation further threatening the integrity of our elections. The best and obvious solution is for Congress promptly to adopt legislation that will amend the law authorizing and controlling the 527 PACs to specifically require that they comply with the same campaign finance laws which govern other election-related political entities.
The law must be very specific. Every political organization that does one or more of the following: raises, receives, spends, and donates campaign funds must make prompt public disclosure by filing reports with the Federal Election Commission. The future of our democracy surely depends on keeping our elections honest. The secret Section 527 PACs are a threat to that mission.
In the House of Representatives, Representatives Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Dennis Moore (D-KS) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) have introduced legislation designed to bring the 527 PACs under the scrutiny of the Federal Election Commission. Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Tom Daschle (D-SD), Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Carl Levin (D-MI). They deserve our support.
ADAction: Please write your two U.S. Senators and your Representative. Inform them of the need for prompt action. You can also strengthen your position by persuading your family members, friends, and colleagues to take similar action.
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My senator(?) is McLaim. It would be a waste of a stamp. I'll just wait until his re-election rolls around.
|Playing both ends against the middle? Playing the American Left for suckers.|
|George "The Spider" Soros. Just like a spider, he sucks the fluid of wealth, leaving the dried out husk of another nation.|
FULL ARTICLEGeorge Soros One of the worlds wealthiest men, multi-billionaire currency speculator George Soros has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into radical and subversive causes throughout the world. His Soros Foundations and Open Society Institute operate in more than 50 countries in Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America, dispensing funds for legalizing drugs, criminalizing private gun ownership, ending the death penalty, and promoting the United Nations, foreign aid and environmental extremism. While Soros claims to promote entrepreneurship and free market reform in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, his critics in those countries point out that his funding rarely goes to genuine reformers. Instead, it seems invariably to go to former members of the Communist nomenklatura who continue to dominate and oppress their harried citizens.
It is not surprising then that Soros is a boon companion to former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev and was a top-billed player at Gorbachevs 2000 Millennium Summit in New York City. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and a director of the Institute for International Economics. He is also a CFR director, and his Soros Fund Management is a CFR corporate member, providing generous funding for the globalist agenda. Soros has presided at CFR conferences, including confabs on Latin America and the FTAA. Arminio Fraga, former president of Brazils Central Bank and managing director of Soros Fund Management, is a member of Inter-American Dialogue.
Soros is infamous for his devious (even criminal) use of these contacts and insider information to destabilize foreign currencies and cause gyrations that enable him to make enormous profits while wiping out the savings of millions of poor people from Indonesia to Peru. In 2000, he funneled more than $1 million in illegal campaign contributions to leftist Peruvian president and cocaine user Alejandro Toledo. Much of that money was used to foment riots in Lima that left six dead and hundreds injured, and caused millions of dollars of property damage. Soros profited handsomely but continued to play the part of the munificent philanthropist with his ill-gotten gains.
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 45 > Sec. 953.
Sec. 953. - Private correspondence with foreign governments
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
For the better part of 18 months, John Kerry has bitterly denounced the Bush administration's conduct of international relations, above all in Iraq. Over and over he has pronounced his unsparing indictment: "George Bush has pursued the most arrogant, inept, reckless, and ideological foreign policy in the modern history of this country." The cause of liberty and the defeat of terror vs. the cause of a more powerful UN: In this first presidential election of the post-9/11 world, that is what the choice comes down to. Kerry's U.N. fetish
For the better part of 18 months, John Kerry has bitterly denounced the Bush administration's conduct of international relations, above all in Iraq. Over and over he has pronounced his unsparing indictment: "George Bush has pursued the most arrogant, inept, reckless, and ideological foreign policy in the modern history of this country."
The cause of liberty and the defeat of terror vs. the cause of a more powerful UN: In this first presidential election of the post-9/11 world, that is what the choice comes down to.
Kerry's U.N. fetish
The Left's Fatally Flawed "Animal Farm" Mentality
eorge Soros could not have more clearly enunciated the lethal danger that he and John Kerry and the clintons and the rest of his leftist cabal pose for America.
Yesterday, at the "progressive," i.e., ultra-extremist left-wing liberal, "Take Back America" confab, Mr. Soros confirmed the obvious: 9/11 was dispositive for the Dems; that is, 9/11 accelerated what eight years of the clintons had set into motion, namely, the demise of a Democratic party that is increasingly irrelevant, unflinchingly corrupt, unwaveringly self-serving, chronically moribund and above all, lethally, seditiously dangerous.
"All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
Apparently missing the irony, George Soros chastised America with these words even as he was trying his $25,000,000, 527-end-run damnedest to render himself "more equal than others" in order to foist his radical, paranoic, deadly dementia on an entire nation.
"Animal Farm" is George Orwell's satirical allegory of the Russian Revolution; but it could just as easily be the story of the Democratic Party of today, with the
its porcine manifestation.
Soros' little speech reveals everything we need to know about the Left, to wit:
Soros is correct when he states that each of the two pillars of the Bush Doctine--the United States maintenance of absolute military superiority and the United States right of preemptive action--are "valid propositions" [in a post-9/11 world].
But when he proceeds from there to argue that the validity of each of these two [essential] pillars is somehow nullified by the resultant unequalled power that these two pillars, when taken together, vest in the United States, rational thought and national-security primacy give way to dogmatic Leftist neo-neoliberal ideology.
What is, in fact, "inviolate" here is the neo-neoliberal doctrine of U.S. sovereignty, which states simply that there must be none, that we must yield our sovereignty to the United Nations. Because this Leftist tenet is inviolate, and because it is the antithesis of the concept of U.S. sovereignty enunciated by the Bush Doctrine and the concept of U.S. sovereignty required by the War on Terror, rabid Leftists like Soros conclude that we must trash the latter two inconvenient concepts--even if critical to the survival of our country.
It is precisely here where Soros and the Left fail utterly to understand the War on Terror. They cannot see beyond their own ideology and lust for power. They have become a danger to this country no less lethal than the terrorists they aid and abet.
A Vote for Kerry is a Vote for the Terrorists
Kerry Cabal Censors Nick Berg Decapitation
pro-islamofascist-terrorist radical chic
The Cycle of Violence:
NOW WITH HYPERLINKED INSTRUCTION MANUAL
JOHN KERRY'S RECKLESS TET-OFFENSIVE-GAMBIT REPLAY:
the left's jihad against America is killing our troops, aiding + abetting the terrorists and imperiling all Americans
nepotism + tokenism = a nancy pelosi
(or a hillary clinton)
UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#3-sang-froid and the "nuclear" button
UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#2-understanding the job description
UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#1-making the tough choices in a post-9/11 world
Kerry's Belated Condemnation Focuses on Process
Kerry Lacks Moral Authority to Condemn Content
"CRY BUSH" + Iraqi-Prisoner "Abuse"
What are the Dems up to?
The Mary Jo White Memo:
Documentation of clintons' and Gorelick's willful, seditious malfeasance
What is the REAL Reason for Gorelick's Wall?
MUST-READ BOOK FOR DEMOCRATS:
How clintons' Failures Unleashed Global Terror
(Who in his right mind would ever want the clintons back in the Oval Office?)