Posts Tagged ‘elections’

Barack Obama: Slow Money in Politics

Posted by admin on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Barack Obama Money Quotation saying corrupting influence of money in politics allows a few rich families to buy elections. Barack Obama said:

We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families and hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections — and if our existing approach to campaign finance can’t pass muster in the courts, we need to work together to find a real solution
— Barack Obama

Jon Stewart: Billionaires Can’t Buy Elections!

Posted by admin on Sunday, August 9, 2015

Jon Stewart Money Quotation saying in his “Bull_hit” segment of his last show – billionaires can’t buy politicians – right? Well unless they use opaque (fake) corporate shell games. Jon Stewart said (at about 3 minute mark in video below):

Hey, a handful of billionaires can’t buy our elections, right? Of course not! They can only pour unlimited anonymous cash into a 501(c)(4) if 50% is devoted to issue education. Otherwise they’d have to 501(c)(6) it or funnel it openly through a non-campaign coordinated super PAC
— Jon Stewart

Bernie Sanders: Billionaires Buy Candidates

Posted by admin on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bernie Sanders Money Quotation saying due to Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the rich can purchase a win for their chosen political candidate. Bernie Sanders said:

We now have a political situation where billionaires are literally able to buy elections and candidates
— Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders: Billionaires Buy Elections

Posted by admin on Monday, January 5, 2015

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont Money Quotation saying our history of battling injustice in the world will make us focus on injustice and corruption at home. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said:

I do not believe that people fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy elections

— Bernie Sanders

No, Toto, I don't think we're in Democracy anymore

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sheldon Adelson: Influencing Elections

Posted by admin on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sheldon Adelson Money Quotation saying the Billionaire is unapologetic about buying influence because it is legal and he can because he’s wealthy. Sheldon Adelson said:
I’m against very wealthy people ... influencing elections, But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it Quote

I’m against very wealthy people … influencing elections, But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it” — Sheldon Adelson

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