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(Talking Points Memo)   Dark money donors unmasked: Funds for "Americans for Responsible Leadership" actually came from "Americans for Job Security" funneled through "The Center to Protect Patient Rights". Hope that clears everything up   (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 53
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2012-11-05 04:49:35 PM
Dark money?

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-05 06:08:09 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-05 06:10:37 PM
simpsonswiki.net
 
2012-11-05 06:24:30 PM
Center to Protect Patient Rights.

Ah, yet another conservative group with a name that's the exact opposite of what they do. Liberty, Family, etc.
 
2012-11-05 06:38:33 PM
Some of this stuff makes money laundering look like a weekend hobby
 
2012-11-05 06:39:02 PM
I love the signs that say "Tax the Rich." No subtlety or political double-speak there. Good for them.
 
2012-11-05 06:42:36 PM
Actually, it clears it up quite a bit. If you need to put that much effort into hiding, then you know what you're doing is wrong.
 
2012-11-05 06:43:24 PM
Names right up there with "Democratic People's Republic of Korea".
 
2012-11-05 06:44:10 PM
Thank you, Mr Kennedy
 
2012-11-05 06:45:01 PM
Like you expected the PAC's run by corporations wouldn't behave like corporations and have one after another nestled like Russian dolls.

zombieresearch.files.wordpress.com

If I were doing things that would result in millions of people wanting to kick me in the balls I'd hide behind layers of proxy corporations as well.

I have some rather paranoid feeling days when I think about creating a few layers of corporations and trusts to hide behind.
 
2012-11-05 06:45:46 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I love the signs that say "Tax the Rich." No subtlety or political double-speak there. Good for them.


No need for subtlety or rhetoric when the policy you suggest isn't the twisted spawn of sociopaths and bigots.
 
2012-11-05 06:46:02 PM
"Americans for Responsible Leadership... today sent a letter declaring itself to be the intermediary and not the true source of the [$11 million] contribution," the FPPC said in its press release. "It identified the true source of the contribution as Americans for Job Security, through a second intermediary, The Center to Protect Patient Rights. Under California law, the failure to disclose this initially was campaign money laundering. At $11 million, this is the largest contribution ever disclosed as campaign money laundering in California history."

Glad California is doing something about it because no one else is. though isn't money laundering now considered "free speech" by SCOTUS?
 
2012-11-05 06:52:10 PM
And we left the words "money laundering" out of the headline?

Goddammit Liberal Fark Conspiracy, you really suck at this.
 
2012-11-05 06:53:47 PM

dickfreckle: Center to Protect Patient Rights.

Ah, yet another conservative group with a name that's the exact opposite of what they do. Liberty, Family, etc.


yeah they're actually a think tank/slush fund for health insurance companies to formulate and execute policy pr
 
2012-11-05 06:56:05 PM
I sell cocaine using that Square iPhone Credit Card reader. I simply accept donations to my PAC committee. I then pay myself using that PAC's funds for services rendered. You will never catch me.

I'm not kidding. I sell a lot of cocaine to middle class children using their parent's credit cards. I'm not going to tell you the name of my PAC. But there's a good chance your child has given to us, either through me, or one of my many foot soldiers. I'm making a lot of money selling your children cocaine.
 
2012-11-05 06:56:40 PM
my PAC committee. My Political PAC Committee. Jesus.
 
2012-11-05 07:00:50 PM
At what point does this become money laundering?
 
2012-11-05 07:01:01 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: my PAC committee. My Political PAC Committee. Jesus.


I'm going to be donating to my PAC Committee right after I get money from the nearest ATM Machine. We should let the MSM Media know about this.
 
2012-11-05 07:01:54 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I sell cocaine using that Square iPhone Credit Card reader. I simply accept donations to my PAC committee. I then pay myself using that PAC's funds for services rendered. You will never catch me.

I'm not kidding. I sell a lot of cocaine to middle class children using their parent's credit cards. I'm not going to tell you the name of my PAC. But there's a good chance your child has given to us, either through me, or one of my many foot soldiers. I'm making a lot of money selling your children cocaine.


Have you considered branching out into fry drugs?
 
2012-11-05 07:02:17 PM
"Ah, I see you have the machine that goes ping. This is my favorite. You see we lease it back from the company we sold it to and that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account. "
 
2012-11-05 07:04:51 PM
If nothing else, Citizen's United will stick around because both the middle men, and the media running all the adds, are making gobs of cash from the over-wealthy.
 
2012-11-05 07:05:43 PM
I want PAC cocaine.
 
2012-11-05 07:05:57 PM
adds=ads

/ kicks can
 
2012-11-05 07:06:03 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I sell cocaine using that Square iPhone Credit Card reader. I simply accept donations to my PAC committee. I then pay myself using that PAC's funds for services rendered.


Ha. Enjoy paying that FICA and Medicare tax to Uncle Sam, sucker.
 
2012-11-05 07:09:57 PM
You hide the money through a shell company, which hides *that* money through another shell company, which hides *that* money through yet *another* shell company, which hires an off-shore law firm to set up an off-shore trust to hide the money that they send to another off-shore shell company, that then sends the money to the original intended destination. I thought everyone knew that by now?
 
2012-11-05 07:13:18 PM

ClavellBCMI: You hide the money through a shell company, which hides *that* money through another shell company, which hides *that* money through yet *another* shell company, which hires an off-shore law firm to set up an off-shore trust to hide the money that they send to another off-shore shell company, that then sends the money to the original intended destination. I thought everyone knew that by now?


So its actually shell companies all the way down ?
 
2012-11-05 07:13:21 PM
Seriously, if I ever need to launder money, seems like super PAC is the way to go.... hell I might even be able to write it off for a tax break.
 
2012-11-05 07:13:43 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: I want PAC cocaine.


watchdog.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

These guys can probably help you out.
 
2012-11-05 07:16:38 PM

moefuggenbrew: Seriously, if I ever need to launder money, seems like super PAC is the way to go.... hell I might even be able to write it off for a tax break.


Or you could try bitcoins :)
 
2012-11-05 07:18:33 PM
Someone out there is doing the Emperor's work.

Our votes are not to be bought or sold as commodities by sh*t-hucksters.
 
2012-11-05 07:20:02 PM

wildcardjack: Like you expected the PAC's run by corporations wouldn't behave like corporations and have one after another nestled like Russian dolls.



If I were doing things that would result in millions of people wanting to kick me in the balls I'd hide behind layers of proxy corporations as well.

I have some rather paranoid feeling days when I think about creating a few layers of corporations and trusts to hide behind.


I wish this thread would turn into an awesome matryoshka doll picture thread.
 
2012-11-05 07:22:25 PM

balancing act: ClavellBCMI: You hide the money through a shell company, which hides *that* money through another shell company, which hides *that* money through yet *another* shell company, which hires an off-shore law firm to set up an off-shore trust to hide the money that they send to another off-shore shell company, that then sends the money to the original intended destination. I thought everyone knew that by now?

So its actually shell companies all the way down ?


Yep, and since everyone in the pipeline is taking their cut off the top, your $100 donation ends up in about $10 ending up in the hands of the people you intended it to end up in. Why set up a Ponzi scheme when all you have to do is set up a SuperPAC using off-shore shell companies and have all of the links send you a cut of their cut (using off-shore banks, of course, don't use a domestic bank, too many reporting requirements to risk it).
 
2012-11-05 07:24:27 PM
And what's with all the Arizonans trying to influence MY state's politics!?

STAY IN YOUR OWN BAILIWICK!!
 
2012-11-05 07:27:27 PM
I like Oil PAC. They have the best tuna.
 
2012-11-05 07:34:35 PM
The republicans real grassroots support comes from the Center For Ignorant White Trash.
 
2012-11-05 07:36:19 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I sell cocaine using that Square iPhone Credit Card reader. I simply accept donations to my PAC committee. I then pay myself using that PAC's funds for services rendered. You will never catch me.

I'm not kidding. I sell a lot of cocaine to middle class children using their parent's credit cards. I'm not going to tell you the name of my PAC. But there's a good chance your child has given to us, either through me, or one of my many foot soldiers. I'm making a lot of money selling your children cocaine.


Know how I know you're full of crap?


Because the SuperPAC drug of choice is METH
 
2012-11-05 07:44:58 PM

sabreWulf07: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: my PAC committee. My Political PAC Committee. Jesus.

I'm going to be donating to my PAC Committee right after I get money from the nearest ATM Machine. We should let the MSM Media know about this.


Just don't forget your PIN number.
 
2012-11-05 08:05:04 PM
Who's been donating money to the People's Front for the Liberation of America?
 
2012-11-05 08:05:06 PM
It'd be a real shame if the people behind these anti-American groups were strung up from lampposts by their necks or lined up against a wall and shot.

/We need a Stalin to put shiat right in this country
 
2012-11-05 08:13:42 PM

Primum: It'd be a real shame if the people behind these anti-American groups were strung up from lampposts by their necks or lined up against a wall and shot.

/We need a Stalin to put shiat right in this country


I think that Russian to judgement.
 
2012-11-05 08:14:45 PM
/that's
//Cue the Grammer Nazis
///Who will be utterly crushed by a combination of the Russian Winter and the introduction of the T-34
 
2012-11-05 08:18:15 PM

ClavellBCMI: balancing act: ClavellBCMI: You hide the money through a shell company, which hides *that* money through another shell company, which hides *that* money through yet *another* shell company, which hires an off-shore law firm to set up an off-shore trust to hide the money that they send to another off-shore shell company, that then sends the money to the original intended destination. I thought everyone knew that by now?

So its actually shell companies all the way down ?

Yep, and since everyone in the pipeline is taking their cut off the top, your $100 donation ends up in about $10 ending up in the hands of the people you intended it to end up in. Why set up a Ponzi scheme when all you have to do is set up a SuperPAC using off-shore shell companies and have all of the links send you a cut of their cut (using off-shore banks, of course, don't use a domestic bank, too many reporting requirements to risk it).


It was a "turtles all the way down reference.
 
2012-11-05 08:18:47 PM
Primum: It'd be a real shame if the people behind these anti-American groups were strung up from lampposts by their necks or lined up against a wall and shot.

/We need a Stalin to put shiat right in this country


Whoa a$$hole.

So you genuinely want to destroy the country in a far far worse way than it's already being damaged in order to "save" it.

Gotcha.
 
2012-11-05 08:20:27 PM

Primum: It'd be a real shame if the people behind these anti-American groups were strung up from lampposts by their necks or lined up against a wall and shot.

/We need a Stalin to put shiat right in this country


No, no, just support your friendly local anarchists. The solution to tyranny is not different tyranny.
 
2012-11-05 08:20:49 PM

balancing act: So its actually shell companies all the way down ?


Who do you think clothes the turtles?
 
2012-11-05 08:22:48 PM
I have to wonder: Where is all this money going? Is anyone keeping track?
 
2012-11-05 08:31:06 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Names right up there with "Democratic People's Republic of Korea".


Who know they might be the actual donor. We wouldn't know given the all this ridiculous obfuscation.

The whole business stinks to high heaven.
 
2012-11-05 09:07:13 PM
In the old days they used to call this "money laundering."
 
2012-11-05 09:25:36 PM
Seriously how they not allow states to ban money from out of the state from influencing their ballot questions?
 
2012-11-05 09:44:23 PM
The Kochs have been exposed to the public.
 
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