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Montana Rep is trying to get a bill passed that GIVES CORPORATIONS A RIGHT TO VOTE!

 
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Montana Rep is trying to get a bill passed that GIVES CORPORATIONS A RIGHT TO VOTE!
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All i can think about is that guy, who was driving in the carpool lane, with his corporation papers in the passenger seat, and he was cheered on for getting by with it, because "corporations are people".


Now, with the same perspective, comes this unsettling bill. If this freaking passes, oh my god....



A bill introduced by Montana state Rep. Steve Lavin would give corporations the right to vote in municipal elections:

Provision for vote by corporate property owner. (1) Subject to subsection (2), if a firm, partnership, company, or corporation owns real property within the municipality, the president, vice president, secretary, or other designee of the entity is eligible to vote in a municipal election as provided in [section 1].

(2) The individual who is designated to vote by the entity is subject to the provisions of [section 1] and shall also provide to the election administrator documentation of the entity’s registration with the secretary of state under 35-1-217 and proof of the individual’s designation to vote on behalf of the entity.

The idea that “corporations are people, my friend” as Mitt Romney put it, is sadly common among conservative lawmakers. Most significantly of all, the five conservative justices voted in Citizens United v. FEC to permit corporations to spend unlimited money to influence elections. Actually giving corporations the right to vote, however, is quite a step beyond what even this Supreme Court has embraced.
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sigh...

The insanity continues.
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