If Congressman Yarmuth's proposed Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision "panders" to anyone, it is to a stupendously vast, bipartisan, majority of the American public.
“The decision was written in such a way that the only way to correct it is with a constitutional amendment,” Yarmuth said. “You can’t legislate around it. Believe me, everybody has tried to find a way.”
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"We can finally fix our broken roads and bridges by freeing up funding that is used for optional projects such as scenic beautification and transportation museums."
"Here's what he said two years ago this week at a stop in Warren, Ohio: 'All across Ohio and all across the country, rebuilding our roads and our bridges ... that's what the Recovery Act has been all about.' Yet two and a half years later, what do we have to show for it: politically-connected companies like Solyndra ended up with hundreds of millions in taxpayer-backed money, and bridges like the one the President's at today still need to be fixed."
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Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have been eerily silent on the Sherman Minton bridge problem. John Yarmuth, on the other hand, is doing the work of government like only a person who believes in government can.
Under the terms of the proposed amendment, candidates for federal office would be banned from accepting money from "corporations, PACS or individuals" for their campaigns.
"It's just a shame and an affront to the American people that a president who proclaimed that he wanted more transparency in government has chosen to fight tooth and nail to keep his communications with lobbyists secret. This ruling is a huge victory for the American people's right to know what their government is doing behind closed doors."
Citizens will take to the streets Wednesday in Louisville, Lexington, and Jeffersonville, Indiana to tell Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, and Representatives John Yarmuth, Ben Chandler, Todd Young that what America needs now is jobs, not cuts.
"Make no mistake about it, what we're witnessing here is a catastrophe on multiple levels. It is, of course, a political catastrophe for Democrats..."