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Mitch McConnell Plays “Tit-Mouse” For Wealthy Interests In the “Disclose Act” Battle In the Senate!

By Peter Le Force – Mitch McConnell, the reptilian Senator from Kentucky,  has shameless shilled for the interests of wealthy individual and corporate donors  — like himself — but has now chimed in again — supporting the right of non-profit organizations — which legally or illegally participate in political operations — to keep their wealthy donors’ identities secret.  He apparently sees nothing wrong with millionaires and billionaires being able to spend millions and millions of dollars corrupting politics in America while remaining total invisible from public knowledge, exposure, and scrutiny.

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The DISCLOSE Act, as the Democratic proposal is known, “is nothing less than an effort by the government itself to expose its critics to harassment and intimidation,” McConnell told the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

As evidence of disclosure’s dangers, McConnell slammed an April 20 Obama campaign document hitting eight wealthy donors to Mitt Romney as an “old-school enemies list” and said an Idaho businessman on the list has been singled out as a “personal target.”

McConnell was referring to Frank VanderSloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, described by the campaign as a “bitter foe of the gay rights moment,” after he donated $1 million to a pro-Romney super PAC. Super PACs disclose their contributors.

VanderSloot told USA TODAY he went through “living hell” and lost about 200 customers of his nutritional supplements company in the first two weeks after the list appeared. In the weeks since, he said, supporters have outnumbered detractors after conservative commentators have taken up his cause.

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I guess it goes without saying that the more secret the money the corrupts politics in the United States is — and the more invisible the source of the corrupting money is — the better he likes it.  He’s been an embarrassing and tireless advocate for the corruption of public service by millionaires  (of which he is one — with an estimated $30 million in his fat wallet) and billionaires, why would be expect him to do anything but fight against the DISCLOSE ACT which has been introduced in Congress — which would require that donors to non-profit, charitable organizations advocating for political positions and politicians be required to be disclosed by the recipient organizations.

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I guess it should not surprise us when corrupt politicians advocate to make it easier for millionaires and billionaires  to further corrupt our political processes — and fanatically fight against any attempts through legislation  to make the the process more transparent and the donors to political causes, issues, and candidates more visible to the American people.