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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Are foreign corporations pouring illegal money into U.S. election campaigns?

There is no way to find out.

Here is Factcheck.org's examination of the matter: 



Q: Is illegal foreign money being filtered through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to fund ads attacking Democrats?
A: The chamber says dues money paid by overseas companies "is not used for political ads," but won’t discuss how it segregates those funds. Democratic and liberal groups want an investigation of "likely" or "possible" legal violations.
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1 comment:

caheidelberger said...

Your question is interesting. If the Chamber is using money from foreign member corporations for political ads, is that morally different from an American citizen (a real person, not the corporate fiction) who works for a foreign corporation donating some of the money she earns from those overseas interests to an American political candidate?

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