The Young Turks: Jimmy Dore & Steve Oh- John McCain: ‘Citizens United Worst SCOTUS Decision Ever’

McCain_ Citizens United Worst SCOTUS Decision Ever

Source:The Young Turks– U.S. Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona)

“Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his harsh criticism of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling this week, calling it the bench’s “worst decision ever.”

“They said money is free speech. Since when is money free speech?” McCain asked a crowd at an event put on by the Oxford Union at the University of Oxford, according to the Oxonian Globalist. “Money is money.”

The Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling, which allowed corporations, unions and individuals to pour unlimited amounts of money into elections through super PACs, has elicited a strong responses from McCain in the past. Earlier this year he predicted that the unfettered influx of money, often from undisclosed sources, would lead to “huge scandals” in upcoming elections.

McCain has traditionally been one of Congress’ most enthusiastic supporters of campaign finance reform, and he lamented the demise of such efforts in the wake of the Citizens United decision. At times, he’s appeared to act as if he’s willing to accept defeat.”* Steve Oh (COO of The Young Turks) and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down and explain how Super PACs effectually buy elections.”

From The Young Turks

“Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his harsh criticism of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling this week, calling it the bench’s “worst decision ever.”

“They said money is free speech. Since when is money free speech?” McCain asked a crowd at an event put on by the Oxford Union at the University of Oxford, according to the Oxonian Globalist. “Money is money.”

Nick Wing_ Huffington Post - Google Search

Source:Huffington Post– columnist Nick Wing.

From the Huffington Post 

Whatever you think of Citizens United and me personally I don’t have a problem with big money in politics, because I think the lack of disclosure and accountability, as well as the bipartisan gerrymandering in the House are the real problems with our Congress, but whatever you think of Citizens United and if you think it’s a problem and a bad decision, there’s a real simple, commonsense solution.

But since we’re talking about Washington which is governed by the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, commonsense around here is as common as snow in July in Florida. Because if both political parties we are actually honest with anyone, including themselves, they would both say that their number goal is absolute power and destroying the other party and then be able to run the country exactly the way they want too. And they can’t accomplish that without access to as much political money as possible.

My commonsense solution to Citizens United is real simple and even nonpartisan: full-disclosure on all political contributions to Federal candidates and incumbents. That means Congress (House and Senate) The White House, and all outside political action groups that are simply looking to have a voice in political campaigns and speak out or for one candidate or incumbent or another. And then we need to eliminate all gerrymandering in the U.S. House.

But of course since we’re talking about Washington, this makes too much sense for either party to ever back it, because they know it would hurt both parties equally, instead of giving one of them an advantage over the other.

About Erik Schneider

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