- Corporations are not people.
No one should have to explain this. Corporations do not vote, they do not
fight and die for our nation, and they do not have consciences or beliefs.
- It's bad enough that they spend millions on
lobbyists to influence politicians. Corporations should not be able to
control our elections, too.
- The founders of our
certainly did not consider corporations to be people. Corporations aren't
even mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. America was founded as a
government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
should be able to participate in our government, too."
American people won't get a fair shot until we have a government by and for all
of us -- not bought and paid for by Wall Street, Big Oil, and corporate
corporations can use their massive profits to secretly cut multi-million
dollar checks to bankroll politicians, how are regular Americans with small dollar
donations supposed to be heard?
was a reason our country restricted corporations from using their money to
meddle in politics for more than a century: to prevent
corruption and protect our free and fair elections. But Citizens United undid all that.
"The News Corp.
scandal is a U.K. problem, not a U.S. problem and Congress has better things to
"There is no proof of wrongdoing."
- There have already
been more than a
dozen arrests, convictions, or resignations as a result of
the News Corp. scandal. We need to find out if our laws were broken.
That's what investigations are for.
- The FBI and the Department
have already launched investigations into allegations that News Corp.
hacked the phones of 9/11 families, but that isn't enough.
suggests that the wrongdoing goes much further -- that warrants
investigation by all relevant agencies and committees, which some Democratic
and Republican Members of Congress have already courageously called for.
"Attacks on News Corp. are evidence of a liberal witch hunt."
- News Corp.'s
misconduct is not a partisan issue. Republicans and Democrats, the 9/11
whose phones were allegedly hacked, and more than a
hundred thousand Americans are demanding answers.
- Even News
Corp.'s own shareholders are suing Rupert Murdoch
for using company resources for "personal and political objectives,"
saying that this scandal shows a "culture run amuck within News Corp and a
Board that provides no effective review or oversight."
"News Corp. is no
different than dozens of other media outlets and tabloids, especially those who
published the WikiLeaks cables."
Koch Brothers are being unfairly singled out in hit pieces because they oppose
- Koch is being singled out because they bribed public officials, secretly sold to Iran, and poisoned children!
accusations are coming from disgruntled employees with a score to settle."
- The whistleblowers aren't the
ones who lied to regulators, bribed public officials, and sold to
terrorist-sponsoring Iran -- Koch did. And then they fired the employee who sounded the alarm.
- Facts are facts -- not even the
Koch Brothers' PR people can change them. And the facts tell us the Koch Brothers
are doing just about anything to make a buck at our expense.
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