The Disclose Act (H.R. 5175) failed in the Senate today. The failure of this bill is a win for free speech. Before it failed in the Senate, though, it passed in the house with Bob Etheridge's support.
That is correct; Bob Etheridge sided with limiting free political speech. Oh, he would argue that my free speech is fine and that your free speech is OK as well, but if the two of us were to incorporate and engage in political speech Bob Etheridge would prefer us silenced and voted to that effect.
Polifrog asks Rep Bob Etheridge, how many people engaged in political speech does it take before you think we should be silenced?
Neither Franklin D Roosevelt nor John F Kennedy would have drifted so far from the definition of American as to be asked such question.
Bob Etheridge. Not your parent's democrat.
Another bill supported by Bob Etheridge -- Stifling information coming and going. SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure
So much for transparency.
Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Bob Etheridge -- Not Your Parent's Democrat.