Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Interest Group Politics

After the Citizens United decision that opened the floodgates of corporate money in politics (sorta), Democrats in Congress wanted to do something, anything to fight back. The result? The DISCLOSE act, which attempts to use transparency to combat corporate money. CEOs would have to appear in ads, and donors would have to be identified. Sounds good, right? Well, interest groups aren't happy with it. And so there's an exemption. It's one that applies to only one group, the NRA. What a fucking joke. I guess the gun lobby doesn't need transparency.

UPDATE: Conservatives are pissed at the NRA for getting itself an exemption and going along with the DISCLOSE act. Now I'm just confused.

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