Getting Illegal Foreign Money Into US Campaigns? It’s Easy, Experts Say

by KATHY KIELY – Loopholes make it easy to evade US law against foreign campaign donations As campaign-finance reform advocates pounce on Donald Trump’s bizarre — because it’s blatantly illegal — spamming of overseas lawmakers with fundraising emails, a veteran commissioner of the Federal Election Commission is already plan to offer new proposals to keep foreign money out of US political campaigns. A week before Thursday’s filing of a formal complaint with the FEC by the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 against Trump’s presidential campaign, FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub held a daylong event in which experts on corporate and campaign law detailed the many subtle and harder-to-detect ways in which illegal donations from foreigners might influence US elections. Trump’s apparent attempt to solicit donations from politicians as far away as Australia violates decades-old rules that explicitly ban foreigners and foreign entities from making campaign contributions and candidates from soliciting financial...

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This Economist Just Solved Income Inequality In One Simple, Easy To Understand Facebook Post

By SARAH, Addicting Info – The old standard argument from companies and CEOs who don’t want to raise the minimum wage has been “it will kill jobs!”  Which, of course, scares the living daylights out of anyone and everyone who can’t think for themselves about this issue, and doesn’t seem to quite understand that this argument is full of sh*t. For instance, recently, Dunkin’ Donuts’ CEO Nigel Travis told CNN that raising the minimum wage will “affect small businesses and franchises,” and that it would keep the company from hiring more employees. Common sense? More money in people’s pockets = More money to spend = More revenue = More hiring… but, that’s just common sense, and really, who needs any of that? One person who is full of knowledge and common sense on this topic is Economist Robert Reich. Reich just called out Nigel Travis on his Facebook page and exposed him...

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