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Old 03-26-2013, 07:49 PM
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I love the idea.Although I think many libs will shocked when they see democrats wearing those logos as well.


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The idea that members of Congress should wear the logos of their corporate sponsors is as old as the internet itself, but it appears that someone's finally doing something about it. (Or at least bringing it to the attention of the current administration where it can be handed a set of talking points.) A petition at "We the People" requests that Congress members switch over to NASCAR-style representation, and wear their "affections" literally on their sleeves.

Since most politicians' campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company's logo, or individual's name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate's clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those "sponsor's" names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4" by 8" on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...ivers/vZBQJ18R
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Sounds great, but neither party would go for this.
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The Senators from Conn. would be wearing insurance company logos.
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I think they should do that. And they had better be proud to.

From my racing days I was happy to promote my sponsors. I believed in them and trusted their product and would make that known. It wasn't money I made those deals for I actually used their stuff and liked it. No hesitation on my part to promote them.
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I think it's a great idea and good for the economy as well unless outsourced to China.
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Deep down inside, I would love to see politicians dressed up like a bunch of bass pro fishermen, colorfull jump suits emblazoned with the names of those they really represent. Just picture a yahoo on a bass boat with political sponsers rather than tackle and boat manufacturers logos from head to toe. Love the idea, know it wont happen.
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Yes the congress would look like a driver's meeting at a NASCAR event for sure.
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Fantastic idea! Easy way for the voter to see who their politician is in bed with. I think it should be required of all elected officials.
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I think it's a great idea and good for the economy as well unless outsourced to China.
Don't forget to make them wear patches of foreign countries they represent like Israel. This would be about 500 of them.
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Don't forget to make them wear patches of foreign countries they represent like Israel. This would be about 500 of them.
I would be happy to wear that patch. Can we get the hammer and sickle on Obama?
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