Skip to comments.Montana Gov: Fight over Corporate Political Spending Will Continue
Posted on 06/27/2012 4:18:36 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts summary reversal of the Montana Supreme Court decision on corporate spending in elections, Montanas governor and lieutenant governor say the fight isnt over.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger took their bipartisan message to YouTube yesterday, saying Republicans and Democrats dont always agree on policy matters, but theres one thing we do agree on, and that is corporate money should not influence the outcome of an election.
Gov. Schweitzer added, Were going to overrule the Supreme Court with a constitutional amendment, to make it clear that we the people are in charge of America, not we the corporations. Here in Montana, were putting it on the ballot.
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He just doesn’t like the competition. So, maybe I try to find a corporation to help get a message out.
Hey Gov, why don’t you just issue an executive order to override the Supreme’s decision? Seems like a popular resolution to laws that you don’t like.
If corporations pay taxes then they should have a voice. Since the liberals like taxing business so much then they have to put up with business demanding representation.
But union money, foundation money and government-spent money should, apparently.
I hate it when repulsive, self-interested grandstanding is disguised as selfless civic highmindedness.
We have had a law that worked well for 100 years and having the USSC pushing themselves and Federal Government down our throats is something most folks here resent.
I suspect the politicians well quickly find its to their advantage to run against the out of state PAC’s.