Senate Republicans Filibustered The Disclosure Act, Blocking Transparency In Campaign Financing

Senate Republicans filibustered the the Disclose Act, and thus blocked any TRANSPARENCY in campaign financing.

17- SEVENTEEN ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN BUYING ELECTION- From Harry Reid, and he ought to know!

Here are a few blogs covering the Gop’s filibustering of the Disclosure Act:

Think Progress: Senate Republicans Filibuster DISCLOSE Act

Daily Beast:  GOP Kills Disclosure Act and Leaves Voters in the Dark

TPMSenate Republicans Filibuster DISCLOSE Act

Mother Jones: Senate Republicans Fight to Protect Secret Donors

The rich and powerful are working from the Top with CITIZENS UNITED & from the bottom with Voter Suppression laws/Jim Crow Laws to BUY ELECTIONS.

Last night Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow, and PBS News Hour did segments on Billionare GOP SUGAR DADDY Sheldon Adelson.

Rachel Maddow’s segment on Sheldon Adelson- April 23,, 2012

Sheldon Adelson and other SuprePacs are willing to spend SHITLOADS of cash to get Mitt Romney in the White House. Think about that!

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5 Responses to Senate Republicans Filibustered The Disclosure Act, Blocking Transparency In Campaign Financing

  1. Ametia says:


    A decade ago gambling magnate and leading Republican donor Sheldon Adelson looked at a desolate spit of land in Macau and imagined a glittering strip of casinos, hotels and malls.

    Where competitors saw obstacles, including Macau’s hostility to outsiders and historic links to Chinese organized crime, Adelson envisaged a chance to make billions.

    Adelson pushed his chips to the center of the table, keeping his nerve even as his company teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in late 2008.

    The Macau bet paid off, propelling Adelson into the ranks of the mega-rich and underwriting his role as the largest Republican donor in the 2012 campaign, providing tens of millions of dollars to Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and other GOP causes.

    Now, some of the methods Adelson used in Macau to save his company and help build a personal fortune estimated at $25 billion have come under expanding scrutiny by federal and Nevada investigators, according to people familiar with both inquiries.

    Internal email and company documents, disclosed here for the first time, show that Adelson instructed a top executive to pay about $700,000 in legal fees to Leonel Alves, a Macau legislator whose firm was serving as an outside counsel to Las Vegas Sands.

    The company’s general counsel and an outside law firm warned that the arrangement could violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It is unknown whether Adelson was aware of these warnings. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bars American companies from paying foreign officials to “affect or influence any act or decision” for business gain.

  2. Ametia says:

    REPORT: Biggest Donor To Romney And GOP Did Business With Chinese Mob
    By Ali Gharib on Jul 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Things are getting awkward for Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who pledged to spend a “limitless” amount of money to get Mitt Romney elected. Adelson’s latest woes stem from business practices surrounding his lucrative casino in Macau, the only Chinese city with legalized gambling.

    The Macau operation has long been under scrutiny but a new in-depth investigation from ProPublica and PBS focused on allegations of improper, and perhaps in some cases illegal, business dealings by Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands company in China. While focusing on the possibility that Sands violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with a $700,000 payment to a Chinese associate, PBS also released documents that bolstered accusations of business ties between Adelson’s shop and Chinese organized crime figures.

    PBS reports that Sands was clear that, in order to drive business from mainland China to their Macau casino, they would need to use “junkets” — trips arranged by private companies to ferry high-stakes gamblers to Macau:

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