Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Political free speech for all? Not so fast....

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703460404575244772070710374.html

Excellent opinion piece about a bill being introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer that attempts to blunt the effects of the recent Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. FEC.

Sen. Schumer's attempt to "equalize" political speech really creates even more burdensome regulation than already exists. This will make it even harder for grass roots campaigns and small groups of individuals to partake in the political process due to the high costs of meeting all of the regulations and the fear of breaking a Federal law.

The law also treats Unions and Corporations differently, which will allow unions to continue to exert heavy influence on policy while corporations and other groups will be forced to remain on the sidelines.

Just another example of a politician helping his/her friends while claiming to help average Americans.

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