LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrats only want laws they can use

Democrats love to squawk about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to donate to political campaigns. They don’t have a problem with 92 percent of the $75,000,000 unions gave to Democrats in 2008; nor do they admit that 55 percent of the $2 billion in PAC monies went to Democrats.

In the last election, President Obama received $27 million from lawyers and lobbyists, $1.2 million from the University of California, $815,000 from Microsoft, $805,000 from Google, $660,000 from Harvard University, $512,000 from Stanford University, $344,000 from the State Department and $320,000 from the Justice Department. The list goes on.Challenger Mitt Romney’s biggest supporters were banks and corporate America. The Bank of America and Goldman Sachs gave a little more than $1 million.If the Democrats get their way and overturn Citizens United, they can then work on a bill that would deny Republicans any campaign donations. Don’t laugh; they may try it.

DICKIE BENZIE

Charlotte, N.C.

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