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05-07-2011, 07:57 AM   #1
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Government Transparency?

It makes sense to have transparency in politics, right?

GOP Warns Obama Not to Issue Executive Order for Government Contractors -

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The GOP only calls for Democratic transparency.
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The opinions against and for the executive order make an interesting reading. I would side on full disclosure as IMO, the electorates right to know trumps other considerations. Besides, the main point of the opposer would seem to be the potential of negative discrimination whereas such contributions create a potential of positive discrimination; these are really the two sides of the same coin favouring a contributor is discriminating the competition.

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Side note of interest..

You do have the power to change things....

Voters in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved, by an 84 percent majority, a city referendum calling for amending the U.S. Constitution to establish that “only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.” In Dane County, Wisconsin, which includes the city of Madison, 78 percent voted for a similar county referendum, rejecting the rationale underlying the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which allows unlimited, and secret, corporate campaign spending.

These votes are the first referendums anywhere in the country against Citizens United, and calling for a constitutional amendment that would void the decision. This stunning victory has not been covered by the mainstream media, and very few even on the netroots know about it. As with the extraordinary demonstrations in February and March against Republican attempts to destroy public employee unions, once again the people of Madison have led the way for the entire country.

Let’s spread the spirit of Wisconsin nationwide, and organize so that tens of millions can vote in similar referendums against Citizens United across the country this year, and in 2012. If progressives organize this spring, we can create a national referendum to save the American Dream through special elections in November 2011. We discuss how below. This diary has been updated with an analysis of how widespread votes against Citizens United can help the Democrats retain the Senate next year. Such votes are possible in states with 15 of the 18 competitive Senate races. More below the fold.
Daily Kos: 84% Vote against Citizens United! Same votes nationwide will help Dems win in 2012

Revolution starts here..


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