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Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted favorably on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to give Congress and state legislatures a renewed ability to limit the flood of money into elections.

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  • Nodmcm
    July 24, 2014 at 7:32 a.m.

    Lots of conservatives can get behind this bill. Huge multinational corporations are so big today, and so spread out over the world, that they are no longer nationalistic or patriotic. Their only loyalty is to profits, money. Their interest in controlling the political sphere is to eliminate competition (which is anti-free-market) and to eliminate regulations that hinder their ability to maximize profits. Additionally, big multinational corporations donate large sums of money to politicians in order to gain corporate welfare from the government. Big multinational corporations often move their headquarters overseas, to the Cayman Islands for example, to avoid paying as much in taxes in America. Big multinational corporations buy up competing firms, further limiting competition. In the past, conservatives maintained an alliance with the "Chamber of Commerce" members such as huge multinational corporations, but a split is becoming apparent between modern conservatives and the "Chamber of Commerce" multinational corporations. It is about time.

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