4 Comments

  1. Frank Burns

    December 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Certainly the impact of money in elections is corrosive. We need to have laws to correct the the corrosive influence of money in elections but any reform needs to apply to Unions as well as Corporations. Reform needs to be fair to all parties in the political process. Also election contributions from non profits needs to be controlled. We have millionaires like George Soros and MoveOn.Org that are funneling money to non profits to influence elections and election coverage. An example of such an organization is Democracy NC which has been caught trying to influence the the State Board of Elections. http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/ncsbe-who-is-really-in-charge/

    I would suggest a law limiting campaign spending to $1 MM per candidate. Spending for elections has gotten out of control.

    In addition, tighter controls are needed to prevent one dime of foreign money from supporting a candidate. Obama was loose on his controls in this area.

  2. david esmay

    December 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Frank, your one dimensional thought process and stupidity is no longer worth commenting on. I don’t remember the President holding fundraisers in foreign countries like Romney. Right wing super pacs took in massive amounts from a few donors. The Dems raised tons of money from millions of small donors.

  3. Frank Burns

    December 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Small foreign donors.

  4. Frances Jenkins

    December 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    David,
    1.Would you look into Bob Hall’s e-mails to Bartlett at the SBOE and the possible conflict of interest?

    2.Also, there were some contracts given to the in-laws of state employees along with a trip to Disney for $5,000.00, do you know any of the details?
    3.Where are Rob and Chris when they are needed in the pursuit of truth, justice and the removal of poverty?