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posted: 10/20/2012 4:40 AM

Where was the outcry in 2008?

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There have been quite a few letters sent to the Fence Post recently summoning support for voting yes on a ballot question that calls to limit the amount of money that SuperPACs and special interest groups can give to political candidates.

Where was this outcry when Barack Obama was receiving huge amounts of money from banks and corporations in 2008?

I suspect the outcry of unfairness stems from that fact that those same banks and corporations no longer support President Obama since he has waged his war on those same donors and their money has, in large part, shifted to Mr. Romney.

Also, if there is legislation to limit the amount of money that SuperPACs and special interest can contribute to a political candidate, who determines what is "special interest?" Would a labor union be considered special interest? People who are concerned about this subject seem to conveniently leave the labor unions out of the category of "special interest."

No doubt we need campaign finance reform. But get real, the concern didn't really start until the corporate money left the Democrats and shifted to the Republicans.

David Georgeson

St. Charles

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