Tag Archives: Congress

Dark Money Pushes Against Crowdfunders

Fighting back against the crowdfunding campaign trying to unseat U.S. Senator Susan Collins is a dark money group, the Judicial Crisis Network, putatively backed by the Koch brothers. According to McClatchy “JCN’s money came almost entirely from yet another secretive … Continue reading

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“Bribery” Crowdfunding Campaign Does Not Sway Sen. Collins

Although a crowdfunding campaign got so frenzied on Saturday that it crashed the CrowdPac servers, raising over $3.5 million, Maine Senator Susan Collins voted her conscience. With the threat of a challenge from a Democrat (perhaps former Obama advisor Susan … Continue reading

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Crypto Roundtable To Discuss Regulation

“Cryptocurrencies are a crock,” according to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA). But today, representatives of cryptocurrency companies and other financial services providers will have a chance to have a seat at the roundtable being held in Washington, DC today to give … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Shuts Bump Stock Crowdfunding

As noted here last week, a company was crowdfunding a bump stock like device for Glocks on Indiegogo. This piece of plastic can apparently turn a handgun into an automatic weapon. Now, the web portal has shut down the campaign … Continue reading

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Bad Timing For Crowdfunding Bump Stocks?

Bad idea combined with bad timing has a company crowdfunding what appears to be a bump-stock-like device for a handgun. The campaign is currently running on IndieGoGo, pre-selling these clip-on devices for $299 (clearly making a big profit off of … Continue reading

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Congress Has Citizens Fighting Each Other To Crowdfund Their Healthcare

With high medical expenses for catastrophic illnesses being the single major cause of personal bankruptcies in the U.S., many sick people are turning to crowdfunding to help pay their medical bills. But Mother Jones suggests that crowdfunding may be “fueling … Continue reading

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Tax Cut Bill Supports U.S. Filmmakers

Filmmakers in the US should be cautiously optimistic with the conference agreement on the new Tax Cut bill. The conference has agreed that expenses for a qualified film, television or live theatrical production placed in service after September 27, 2017, … Continue reading

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