Hill Holler

Raw Political Coverage and Opinions

Home /
Category: US Presidential Campaign

Category: US Presidential Campaign

As the public attention is fixated on the investigations on the Russia and President Trump link, the Republican leaders are equally busy dismantling vital campaign finance laws. There are fears that the Supreme Court might once again allow the rights it granted during the 2010 Citizens United decision to extend to the tax-exempted and not-for-profit organizations such as churches. It is likely that the Supreme Court might give this order if at all the President and his allies get their way. President Trump has already issued an executive order aimed at weakening the Johnson Amendment. The amendment specifically forbids organizations such as churches from participating in any political campaigns in support of any candidate under 501(c)(3). The House is trying to destroy this amendment altogether.

End Citizens United’s Press Release

End Citizens United issues a press release on August 30, 2017, which opposed the current attempts by the administration to do away with the fundamental protections guaranteed by the Johnson Amendment. The amendment was introduced by Lyndon Johnson, a U.S. Senator who went on to become president. According to the president of End Citizens United, Tiffany Muller, this move would enable churches to be turned into secret tools for campaign spending. In addition, all the persons who would be making their donations to churches will be able to get tax deductions. The amendment stated that if any church, university and charity participated in political campaigns, it risked losing its tax-exempt status.

If this amendment is done away with, people will never know whether their money will be used at all after they make donations in churches and other tax-exempt organizations. Although it is not common for the IRS to revoke the tax-exempt status of an organization, it has happened in the past. In 1992, a church that used a full page to advertise to Christians urging them not to vote for Bill Clinton led to its revocation of its tax-exempt status. However, in the recent past, there has been no revocation that has taken place and some organizations have been violating the Johnson Amendment without any action been taken. It is clear that the amendment was weakened a long time ago and now the Republicans wish to eradicate the whole amendment in totality. However, End Citizens United believes that this will not be possible as long as it has its say in the matter. Read more Wikipedia.org to know more ECU.

About End Citizens United

End Citizens United was formed in 2015 in response to the decision reached by the Supreme Court in the 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC. This decision allowed the penetration of dark money into the U.S. political campaigning. The ECU has worked tirelessly to have the decision overturned and it supports political candidates who are ready to fight the campaign finance system in place currently. The ECU identifies and funds the political campaigns of such candidates in a bid to have them win in the upcoming elections in 2018 and get rid of big money in the political arena. Visit: https://technewsspy.com/2017/10/06/end-citizens-united-explains-why-we-need-to-re-evaluate-our-campaign-finance-rules/



George Soros is the billionaire investor who is famous for speculating on currency, but he has become something of a liberal scion in American politics. He has given quite a bit of money to campaigns over the years, and he recently infused Hillary Clinton’s campaign with $8 million. His donation does not guarantee that Hillary will be elected, but it is a welcome boost to her campaign as she fights off Bernie Sanders for the democratic nomination. This article also looks into the insights George has about the current economy.
#1: The Donation

George’s donation was written up in Politico as the Iowa caucuses approach, and Hillary Clinton is looking for any edge she can get to win the nomination. She last had a chance against Barack Obama, and she is hoping that extra money from Mr. George Soros will make a difference. He is seen as a kingmaker by some, and his endorsement may go a long way with people who follow politics closely. George is doing all he can to help Hillary in her second bid to become President.

#2: The Economy

George is terribly concerned about the economy, and he has spoken in the past about how the economy worldwide is much the same as it was in 2008. George believes that strong world leadership is needed on the issue, and he wants to have a democratic President in the White House who will push for economic balance around the world. World leaders in China and the EU have been happy to wait for the situation to work itself out, but George believes that another four years with a democrat will help right the ship more quickly.

#3: The Tightening Race In America

George has influence in American politics because he has a lot of money to give, and his money speaks for him among many democratic voters. George wants to see Hillary Clinton make her way to the White House, and he has given quite a lot of money to her campaigns over time. The recent $8 million gift should help Hillary as she tries to win Iowa and New Hampshire, but George can only do so much to help. He is a brilliant businessman who can make the money again, but he is deeply concerned about how politics impacts the world around him.

George Soros is not afraid to give money to worth causes, and he believes that having Hillary Clinton serve as President will help solve many economic problems around the world. He wants the EU and China to be on notice that they must make changes to their economic policies, and he does not want to wait four years to learn if those entities can control themselves.