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Coming this weekend: SCOTUS on campaign speech, feds on foreclosure rescue

Post by Kim Bradford on Jan. 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm with 3 Comments »
January 24, 2010 5:02 pm

Here’s what we’re working on for the weekend:

So corporations and unions are short on opportunities to sway elections? Radio and television aren’t saturated enough with vicious hit jobs on the candidates they oppose? Such is the logic of the U.S. Supreme Court, which shook decades of seemingly settled law Thursday by striking down crucial limits on corporate “campaign speech” – i.e., campaign spending.

The Goldilocks strategy isn’t working for the American housing market. The Obama administration, in an attempt to provide neither too much nor too little help for homeowners faced with foreclosure, may have done more harm than good. Having inserted itself in the mess, the federal government is now in for a penny, in for a pound. One starting point for policy fixes is a new report issued by a group of state attorneys general and banking regulators.

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  1. NineInchNachosII says:

    corporations are not people. The Tacomic has got your back.

  2. So the corporations that derailed our economy, drove literally millions of us out of our homes, looted our pensions and forced too many of us out of work, now have control of our government as well?

    Where are the Tea Party protesters now?

  3. villager98 says:

    Gonna be interesting to hang out at a polling place and watch the corporations come in to vote. Which corporation will be the first to run for President, I wonder. I’m selling all stock investments because corporations will now be treated as regular citizens (won’t they?) and that is not good news.

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