The American Taliban Strikes Again
I just saw this article about campaign finance and thought I'd share it here (just to put a pebble in your shoe. Oh, and this picture has nothing to do with the story, I just selected a humorous image from the image list ...)
Republicans tuck new deregulation of campaign financing into House spending bills
House Republicans are backing several provisions that could reshape campaign finance rules ahead of next year’s midterm elections as spending negotiations continue this fall.
... churches may be able to contribute to candidates without fear of losing their tax-exempt status, furthering President Donald Trump’s promise to “get rid of and totally destroy” a law that forbids such activity.
Don't you first have to rip up the Constitution? This is gonna get challenged as unconstitutional, right? So is this just a way to piddle away some money for lawyers, or do none of those nitwits actually comprehend why this is unconstitutional?
And, isn't the IRS gonna have something to say about this? And how many in the USA want to live in a theocracy anyway?
This is an an incredibly messy can of worms to be serving up at a time when they'll be trying to avoid a government shutdown ...
Wait a minute, perhaps I'm naive and that's really the whole point: "Let us ram this through or we shut it all down; We can load up on religious wing nuts during the mid-terms ... and it's only good for this year, so by the time this gets to any court the election will be over (and the courts won't hear any of the cases because it would be moot by that time.)"