Friday, June 15, 2012

John McCain speaks out against Citizens United and Romney's Super PAC

Source: Public Report

Sheldon Adelson earned a good chunk of his tremendous fortune in China and he announced yesterday that he will be giving $10 million to Restore Our Future, the pro-Romney super PAC. His future contributions could be “limitless.” McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign also took money from Sheldon Adelson and his family.

Yesterday, John McCain told PBS’s News Hour,

“Much of Mr. Adelson’s casino profits that go to him come from his casino in Macau, which says that obviously, maybe in a roundabout way foreign money is coming into an American political campaign… That is a great deal of money, and we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization… that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and corporations are not people.”

McCain has long been a critic of big money in politics, calling Citizens United "the most misguided, naïve, uninformed, egregious decision of the United States Supreme Court in the 21 st Century.”

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