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  1. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    I hate 527's with a passion. Extreme, tax exempt negativity with no party ties. GRRRRRRR
     
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    In the UK there is a lot of talk and quite some movment into getting rid of single large doners manipulating political parties.

    I must admit the few political broadcasts i have seen from the US, those being repeated on UK news channels have been massivly negative, not intrested in what they can do Mr Everday American and the American country, but obsessed with slinging dirt at the other party.

    Very, very ugly and as far away from democracy as it is almost possible to get.
     
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    All the main political partys in the Uk have agreed that funding from the state is the way future, they just can't agree on how to impement it yet.

    On a side note, i know discussing politics is not wise on an internet forum (and thats understating it!;) ) but i've always found it odd that the US is a 2 party state.

    A 3rd polical party would at least give a wider choice, or failing that, Robin Williams!
     
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    Doh! I clicked on this thinking it was a reference to Educations Savings Plans -- That's 529, not 527. Stupid numerical system.

    Anyway, it's been a few years since my last poli sci class, but yes 527s need to have some additional regulation.

    Out of curiosity though, what prompted this post?
     
  9. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    See I'm not against tax-exempt political advertising, I just think they need to be tied to a candidate. 527's enable the extremely negative advertisements by not making anyone own up to them.

    Charlie Brown for Congress!
     
  10. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Unregulated, name-less political ads prompted this post. Always negative- I'm getting sick of them.
     
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    Well, look on the brightside appleintelrock, the election will soon be over. :)
     
  12. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And then in two years... :(
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    True, it is a vicious cycle. ;)


    Although, as a Political Science major at college, I do enjoy this sort of thing. :D :)
     
  14. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I always find extremely negative ad's interesting.... ;)
     
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    Well, the whole electoral process and the campaigns are what is of interest to me. :)

    The extremely negative ads are simply annoying, although some what funny.
     
  16. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My painter just called. He's painting the house blue! :D
     
  17. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Do that in Texas and they'll burn your house down!
     
  18. AppleIntelRock thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was talking about the house of reps
     
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    Good choice, nice color. ;) :D


    That house looks even better in blue! :D :cool:
     
  20. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Is that the lower or uper, can never remember.
     
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    Technically, it's the "lower" house, but both houses have to pass a bill before it gets sent to the President to sign into law, so they're on fairly even terms in reality.
     

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