AG Schneiderman: Campaign Finance Reform

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New York's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, talks about the new regulations on non-profits, including 501(c)(4)s, that spend more than $10,000 on elections.


Eric Schneiderman

Comments [11]

Hmmm does that mean he will cut aid to the red states?

Jun. 12 2013 10:59 AM
MG from Manhattan

I love how this guy attacks the unions. If we had more unions, there'd be more middle class workers who would retire with pensions and not live in fear of how they're gonna survive if/when they're ever able to stop working, and they guys at the top just get richer and richer.

Jun. 12 2013 10:58 AM

Every phone has an IMEI. If you call your provider and report the phone stolen, the provider *should* be able to terminate services for that IMEI.

Jun. 12 2013 10:48 AM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

@ Chuzz and Marc -

You are obfuscating by ignoring the differences in illegal, SECRETIVE political _electoral_ spending by many 501(c)(4) groups who think - and do - get away with nondisclosure of contributors.

If you want to question money in politics by both sides (big money out of politics???) or sp's point about taxpayer subsidization of charitable contributions, then those are other topics.

Jun. 12 2013 10:46 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Ah, the Swift Boat Veterans, lefties always like to bring that up.
....not the head hunting by the UNION LED IRS workers.
Look at the website of the treasury workers union.

What a dishonest thug ... masquerading as AG.

Jun. 12 2013 10:45 AM
Nat from NYC

50l(c)(4) orgs are a scam created by Congress. 501(c)(3) covers non-profits just fine and there's no reason for 501(c)(4).

Jun. 12 2013 10:40 AM

@MC -

Your pants are on fire.

Unions are not 501(c)(4)'s. The change is going to come when Congress makes the IRS follow the law that enabled them. The wording of the enabling statute uses 'exclusively' yet the IRS rule says 'primarily'. IRS is going to be re-engaged to apply the correct wording. Lots of groups will lose their C4 status.

Let's see who whines then.

Jun. 12 2013 10:40 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

LOL....."I didn't mean to single out the NRA because it is conservative."

Jun. 12 2013 10:38 AM
sp from nyc

The rich make "charitable" contributions to causes/institutions they support, then deduct them from their taxes, leaving everyone else to make up the revenue gap. Thus, we are all forced to support (albeit indirectly) charities we might find abhorrent or ridiculous. The solution is not more of the same, but to eliminate all deductions for ANYTHING and institute a progressive, single tax that covers our expenses and that anyone can understand. If lobbyists could no longer bribe officials for favorable treatment, maybe we could get some of the corruption cleaned up.

Jun. 12 2013 10:36 AM
Marc from Brooklyn

Phony! Where was Schniederman when ACORN was ILLEGALLY funding the Working Families' Party? All hail Eric Schniederman: our tsar for selective enforcement.

Jun. 12 2013 10:36 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from New York

Will Schneiderman's plan include oversight of the many, many millions from public sector unions, the REAL political muscle in New York? (Of which >95% goes to their errand boys in the Democratic Party.)


The AG is just another very partisan Left Wing hack and he is only interested in plans that impede contributions to candidates with an R after their names.

Jun. 12 2013 10:30 AM

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