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Re: “After Challenge From Ehlers, Hallquist Swears Off Corporate Campaign Money

Lt. Gov - Corporations are made up of people though. A board of directors elected (usually) through democratic shareholder meetings and they operate under a strict set of bylaws and a good deal of govt regulation and oversight. They're not inhuman machines - they operate with the goal to deliver for their shareholders (which, more often than not, include their own employees).

Does the VTNEA vote on every candidate they donate to...every cycle? Every cause they throw their weight behind? How much "democracy" do you really believe went into the AFL-CIO's $500 donation to James? I assure you, precious little - Which is fine!

Similarly, but definitely different, should candidates return donations they receive from Planned Parenthood? Not a union, but an organization with an obvious agenda - and an expectation that their political dollars ensure a certain legislative outcome.

If you accept from any organization you open yourself up to the criticism that you've been bought. My point to James, if you'll allow a little Scripture (since Churches remain unable to donate to political causes), don't point out the speck in your opponent's eye when you've got a log in yours.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 08/07/2018 at 9:09 PM

Re: “After Challenge From Ehlers, Hallquist Swears Off Corporate Campaign Money

Lassy2-

I'm not litigating whether I should join a Union or not...I could say: "don't like corporations? Don't work for one."

I'm reminding James that by accepting donations from any organization he is then susceptible to the charge that he has been bought off by that organization and an indentured servant to their various causes. I don't think that's true but taking donations from corporations is tantamount within the same vein of thinking.

In the above article Ehlers' campaign is quoted saying Scott's veto of the min wage and paid family leave bill shows that he's beholden to his corporate overlords...but a simple google search shows that all of the companies listed provide a comprehensive wage and benefits package far exceeding the min wage and leave time sought in those bills.

If Scott received many donations from small businesses would they be equally villified?

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 08/07/2018 at 8:10 AM

Re: “After Challenge From Ehlers, Hallquist Swears Off Corporate Campaign Money

If corporations (and corporate donations) are to be vilified for trying, on behalf of their vested interests, to have a say in the outcome of elections why does Ehlers get a pass for not returning his donations from the AFL-CIO and other unions? How does that make him not any less in someone's pocket...according to the logic employed in the call to shun and return corporate donations?

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 08/06/2018 at 7:42 PM

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