Posts Tagged ‘donations’

Robert Reich: Can’t Solicit Foreign Donations

Posted by admin on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Robert Reich Money Quote saying Trump needs to stop seeking foreign campaign donations because it is against the law to do so. He’s also been actively soliciting campaign funds from officials of foreign governments — in the United Kingdom, Iceland, Australia and elsewhere.Robert Reich said:

Someone should let Trump know it’s illegal for candidates for federal office to solicit foreign money, regardless of whether the donations ever materialize
— Robert Reich

Reich continues, “In addition, foreign individuals, corporations and governments are barred from either giving money directly to U.S. candidates or spending on advertising to influence U.S. elections.”

Elizabeth Warren: 32 Outspent 3.7 Million

Posted by admin on Monday, February 1, 2016

In 2012 about 3.7 million Americans gave modest donations under $200 to President Obama and Mitt Romney. Those donations add up to three hundred and thirteen million dollars. In the same election 32 people gave monster donations to super PACs. 32 people spent slightly more on the 2012 elections than the 3.7 million people who sent modest dollar donations to their preferred presidential candidate

When 32 people can outspend 3.7 million citizens it’s pretty obvious that democracy is in real danger
— Elizabeth Warren

Six Things Can Be Done Right Now:

1. Pass Senator Durbins “Fair Elections Now Act”
2. Pass Senator Whitehouse “Disclose Act”
3. Pass Senator Menendez “Shareholder Protection Act”
4. President Obama Sign Executive Order Requiring Government Contractors to Disclose Political Spending
5. FEC Require Public Corporations to Disclose Corporate Money Spent in Elections
6. FEC Require Political Ads to include Disclosure of People or Corporations that Paid for them

Elizabeth Warren: 32 People Outspent Voters

Posted by admin on Saturday, March 21, 2015


Elizabeth Warren Money Quotation saying a handful of millionaires and billionaires contributed more to political campaigns through super PACs than all small contributors in 2012. Elizabeth Warren said:

32 people spent slightly more on the 2012 elections than the 3.7 million typical Americans who sent in modest dollar donations to their preferred Presidential candidate. When 32 people can outspend 3.7 million citizens, our democracy is in real danger
— Elizabeth Warren

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