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Forum Post: Campaign Finance Reform

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 8, 2013, 2:53 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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The Business Should Mind Its Own Business Act (H.R. 4431): Implements a 500% excise tax on corporate contributions to political committees, and on corporate expenditures on political advocacy campaigns.

The Public Company Responsibility Act (H.R. 4435): Prevents companies making political contributions and expenditures from trading their stock on national exchanges.

The End Political Kickbacks Act (H.R. 4434): Prevents for-profit corporations that receive money from the government from making political contributions, and limits the amount that employees of those companies can contribute.

The Corporate Propaganda Sunshine Act (H.R. 4432): Requires publicly-traded companies to disclose in SEC filings money used for the purpose of influencing public opinion, rather than promoting their products and services.

The Ending Corporate Collusion Act (H.R. 4433): Applies antitrust law to industry political action committees.

The End the Hijacking of Shareholder Funds Act (H.R. 4487): This bill requires the approval of a majority of a public company’s shareholders for any expenditure by that company to influence public opinion on matters not related to the company’s products or services.

The America is for Americans Act (H.R. 4510): Bans all political contributions from foreign companies, or domestic companies with any foreign owners.

The Pick Your Poison Act (H.R. 4511): Requires corporations to choose between using lobbyists to influence the political process, or spending money on campaign propaganda.

  • These bills are no longer active, but they are full of great ideas... all of which Alan Grayson will most likely propose again now that he has been elected again. All of which can be done. While I also support a constitutional amendment, I support this type of legislation as well.

I stumbled across these trying to find legislation in regards to monetary reform by Alan Grayson. Due to laws, his office can't respond to my email since I am out of state. The person I spoke with on the phone at his office was awesome but they were not able to specifically answer my question, as they said they would have to look into it and respond via email, which by law they cannot since they are to serve their district. If anyone knows of any legislation by Grayson in regards to monetary policy, let me know. I need a new active reform bill to push and news doesn't cover this issue much.

Grayson has been an advocate for reform in monetary policy, which is currently setup to give banks trillions of dollars. After the GAO audit of the federal reserve, which Grayson helped push through, - "the audit exposed that the Federal Reserve had conducted $26 TRILLION in secret bailouts during the financial crisis of 2007-2008." - Alan Grayson

Great interview with Grayson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA7e3prLDzo

There is a great interview with Grayson in the video. Also In the video is a clip of Bush and Obama's hand picked Ben Bernanke. While being grilled by Alan Grayson, Bernanke then threatens the destruction of the dollar and the economy because monetary policy would then be public knowledge from an audit. We have the right to know what's being done with America's money. Why should the banks get special privilege while the rest of America falls apart?

You ever notice how those that are funded by the banks never talk about monetary policy giving trillions to those banks?

When banks give millions to political campaigns and those politicians then vote to give those banks billions, essentially trillions, that is racketeering.



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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Great interview with Grayson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA7e3prLDzo


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