Republicans Determined NOT to Identify Their Secret Donors
You have to wonder what the Republicans are afraid of. Who are these secret donors that the GOP doesn’t want you to know about? Foreign governments? Terrorist organizations? Crime syndicates?
Two months ago the FCC created a website where some TV stations — only those stations that are affiliated with the four largest networks — would be required to disclose who paid for that station’s political ads and how much they paid. It was a small first step for people who would like to follow the money and find out WHO has purchased our government for their own personal use.
And now the House Appropriations financial services subcommittee has killed that first step. Along party lines, they voted to prohibit the FCC from implementing this new requirement for TV stations. So much for those “public airwaves” we keep hearing about.
This FCC requirement was heavily opposed by the broadcast industry, since they’re expected to “earn” $3 billion this year from political ad revenue. And needless to say, this requirement was desperately opposed by Republican
prostitutes politicians and the secret “donors” who keep bribing them.
Reciting what his wealthy johns told him to say, Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R—Hands Around His Ankles) said: “Television station fiscal matters are private and should be kept private.”
That’s right! You wanna know who’s purchasing the election right out from under you? None of your damn business!