Below the bottom line, it is the same thing, Bob. Advertising expenses are
expenditures in a campaign. If companies, or PACs, or other big money
accept that load for a candidate, it is the same as if they had donated the
You have to look at it this way.
$5000 to each of 400 representatives is only $2 million. Since
government can taint the process to one companies favor or another, well
- cheap buy.
Say I was evil ultra-mega super rich and had $10 billion in one of the
failing banks. I would gladly pay $2 million to assure my $10 billion
was safe. Now say you have "connections" or some control to 25
corporations, and it is tax deductable. 26 * 5k * 400 is a lot of bribe
moneys. Right under the radar too.
You know the $10 billion is safe. I am sure Obama has his reasons he
cares not to discuss to us why some banks got help and others did not.
Lets really level the playing field for corporations. If they want to
have the same rights as people, lets tax them at the same rate. Ditto
for churches, lets tax that cash cow.
Why stop there, let them be drafted and subject to all the same laws
and punishments as ordinary citizens. Let's get them in for jury duty
too. It's only fair.
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