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Josten, VP Chamber of Commerce:

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He doesn't think corporations should be held accountable for their support of politicians their customers may not approve of. Poor Target was the subject of protests for $150,000 donation to a candidate who was against gay marriage.

KAALtv.com - Target Protest

Chuck Todd asks: Isn't that the free market?
Josten: No, it's different.

No Mr. Josten, it isn't different. The free market allows customers to choose where they want to spend their money. Some of us don't want a company to profit from our dollars so that they may then support candidates and initiatives that go against our personal beliefs.

Nice try at dodging too, using Robert Gibbs' ads against Howard Dean. Whoops, Mr. Josten, Gibbs did disclose where the donations came from.

Actual human beings must disclose when they give money to candidates, and since the Supreme Court conferred personhood on corporations, the Chamber cannot have it both ways. They cannot give unrestricted donations under the ruling and then expect protection from that action because it might have a negative effect on their bottom line.


Mr. Josten thinks they sit in a different space than individuals. Yes they do. They aren't human beings. The Supreme Court ruling making them persons, is a farce.
 

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Actual human beings must disclose when they give money to candidates, and since the Supreme Court conferred personhood on corporations, the Chamber cannot have it both ways. They cannot give unrestricted donations under the ruling and then expect protection from that action because it might have a negative effect on their bottom line.
And if the Chamber were donating this money directly to politicians, then you would have a point. Since they're not, this analogy doesn't work.

Mr. Josten thinks they sit in a different space than individuals. Yes they do. They aren't human beings. The Supreme Court ruling making them persons, is a farce.
Can you explain exactly how Citizens United made new law and created corporate personhood?
 
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