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mr sean
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Cruz is a piece of work...

So Wheeler, an ex-lobbyist for the industry, isn't pro-business enough for Senator Cruz?

The man from Texas, who constantly tells us government is broken and Washington insiders rule the roost, now requires a pledge that Wheeler won't up the ante on transparency in political advertising?

I posit that the lack of transparency and waaaaay too much big money is part of the problem.
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skeechan
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They are transparent, transparently corrupt from top to bottom; a revovling door for lobbyists.
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Duramax08
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San Antonio, TX
reply to mr sean
I dont understand him either. How does his supporters feel about this? He had some homecoming in texas, with people cheering "Thank You Ted!" and other stupid nonsense. I guess corporations are people too, just with a bigger checkbook. Whats stopping you from donating thousands of dollars to get stuff done in your favor?


skeechan
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They are 1 issue voters and their issue is Obama. Cruz could kick his dog and have a few dead kids in the trunk and it wouldn't matter.
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delusion ftl

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reply to mr sean
People are always making decisions without all the information (which is a problem with mainstream media)
Cruz specifically wants assurances that citizen donors that are NOT donating to political candidates (for example, citizens who have donated to a PAC). And the reason he wants this is because he is worried the IRS (government) or other groups (private) would harass and target those with whom they disagree with. (something with valid precedence with prop 8 targeting, and IRS audits/tax exemption blocking). This can cause "speech chilling".

So now that you have this information you may still feel the way you do, but at least you have more information and can now make an informed decision.

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*I am not a republican or a democrat, in fact I despise both parties politics and politicians in general*


firephoto
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join:2003-03-18
Brewster, WA
reply to Duramax08
said by Duramax08:

I dont understand him either. How does his supporters feel about this? He had some homecoming in texas, with people cheering "Thank You Ted!" and other stupid nonsense. I guess corporations are people too, just with a bigger checkbook. Whats stopping you from donating thousands of dollars to get stuff done in your favor?

Texas government is the one that all but bans Tesla cars from being sold or serviced or advertised like any other automobile. yes? It's a state issue but it most certainly sets the stage for any politician originating from there.

Texas isn't really the shining star of sensible government laws and policies but they are lock step with the conservative political approach of saying one thing and doing another with a straight face and being dead serious. It's a classic distraction to get people's attention while the real business happens behind the scenes. That said, if it was really honestly a benefit to the majority of the population it would be acceptable but instead these actions are only sold as being a benefit while not actually being one.
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humanfilth

join:2013-02-14
cyber gutter
reply to mr sean
Rafael Edward Cruz is a Canadian citizen sent to 'Merica at the ripe young age of 4, to bring down the system from the inside and crash 'Merica to its knees.

One of these days he may actually get his U.S. citizenship, to replace his green card which allows him to work in the U.S. on along-term basis.
I wonder if he can pass the citizenship test?

Not sarcasm....
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