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Comment: Re:Of course (Score 1) 15

by bmetzler (#31036912) Attached to: Your Leaders Dislike You
Indeed; it doesn't matter whether it's IBM or the CWA, either way their money trumps my vote.

How's that? At the end of the day it is the votes that are counted.

Sure, you may decide you agree with the message of IBM or CWA and vote accordingly, but at the end of the day it is your vote that makes the difference.

Comment: Re:Anonymous Coward (Score 1) 1070

by bmetzler (#30853356) Attached to: Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits
I'm pretty sure there's some clause in the first amendment that would prohibit such a limitation. Maybe that clause which does something like.... "or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press" ... I mean, you'd like to think that the constitution really means something, I guess.

Comment: Re:Hope and Change, baby! (Score 1) 528

by bmetzler (#30840560) Attached to: Obama DOJ Sides With RIAA Again In Tenenbaum
I just don't know why you think the public can't unite to create lobbying organizations. The public has been uniting to do that very thing since 1944. If you really are interested in donating your $25 to a lobbying organization and don't know how to find one yet, I would suggest starting here:

Comment: Walmart (Score 1) 6

by bmetzler (#28151023) Attached to: A bunch of no-duh's, and a few bullshits
Liberals complain that Walmart sloughs off its employees onto govt. health plans, but now everyone will be (encouraged to be) doing it.

I never really understood Liberal's problem with Walmart and the government health plan issue. You'd think that as far as liberals were concerned, Walmart was just forward thinking. If Liberals got their way, everyone would follow Walmart's lead. Go Obama!

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long