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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Justice Samuel Alito; 100% wrong

When President Obama suggested that the absurd Supreme Court decision to allow unfettered and unlimited campaign contributions by corporations and other entities in political races would open the door to foreign companies influencing political races Justice Alito broke decorum and said "not true".

It turns out Obama was right and Alito was wrong. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce which claims to champion small business owners but in reality throws almost all its weight behind large corporations is spending an unprecedented $75 million to defeat Democratic candidates in November. The Chamber is a trade association organized as a 501(c)(6) that can raise and spend unlimited funds without ever disclosing any of its donors. The Chamber raises money via foreign chapters including foreign companies, sometimes owned by foreign governments.

Think Progress, a liberal website broke the story here.

The Chamber shot back with five different statements, none of which directly addressed the core of the accusation, that foreign money is being spent on domestic elections, something that not even Alito and his cronies made legal in their judicial travesty.

The Chanber's responses have followed the 'they are just a deceitful anti-business George Soros funded blog' line rather than addressing the issues raised by Think Progress.

Here is Think Progress' response to the hyperventilating Chamber.

This story won't change anything about the November elections where the Supreme Court decision has allowed the GOP to outspend the Democrats by a 7-1 ratio, but the issues won't go away.

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