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    Default Republicans block disclosure act.

    Again the republicans have blocked a bill that would disclose secret campaign spending. What is their agenda ?

    A bill that would have forced unlimited secret campaign spending out into the open was blocked by Republican leaders because they see the "immediate financial advantage" that secret money is giving GOP candidates in the 2012 election
    "You're leading us off the cliff here. This is a crazy place for us to be, defending secret unlimited money. We're one scandal way from owning this mess."
    Disclose Act Vote Railroaded By Mitch McConnell, Senate Dems Claim

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    Default Re: Republicans block disclosure act.

    Something like the disclosure act would make sense here.


    Why is the largest foreign investor in China willing to put up $100,000,000 to elect Mitt Romney?

    Sheldon Adelson has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend one hundred million dollars to affect the outcome in November.

    Given that Mr. Adelson primarily profits from his Macau casino, he could act as a Swiss Bank account for donations to the U.S. political system: we see who has the money now, we don’t know how it was passed to him.
    This potential for billionaires to serve as straw donors for foreign money would merely be the extension of business practices to politics.

    It is exactly the kind of scheme W. Mitt Romney set up at Bain in the Cayman Islands that allowed foreign corporations, including U.S. citizens setting up foreign shell corporations that exist on paper only, to avoid paying taxes in America on U.S. investments.
    Why Is China’s Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections? « CBS Philly

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    Default Re: Republicans block disclosure act.

    Here is more information about Sheldon Adelson and his massive donations to a super PAC that supports Romney.

    Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's campaign for president, raised about $20 million in June, more than three times the amount pulled in by the main super PAC behind President Barack Obama's re-election bid.

    Just under half of the donations came from Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, who each donated $5 million apiece to the effort.

    The group also received gifts of $1 million or more from a handful of sources, including Boston-based private equity leader John W. Childs, Texas-based real estate investor Harlan Crow and businessman Bill Koch. Foster Friess, who supported former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's Republican primary bid, gave $200,000.
    Sheldon Adelson gave half of June donations to pro-Romney super PAC | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

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