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adjective Indurated; firm.
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The other real benefit is that hard money lenders can be flexible and overlook certain issues that banks cannot.
Saletan correctly notes that I asked the Democratic Party not to run hard money independent-expenditure ads in my campaign last year, but at least the ads that did run were not paid for with unlimited corporate and union contributions.
REG may likewise pay Sanimax up to more $5 million in hard money over a time phase of 7 years after closing, relied on the volume of biodiesel generated at the plant, that is now called REG Madison.
Toner and Thomas were attempting to sway their fellow commissioners with a plan that would require 527s to abide by a minimum hard money (meaning contributions that are subject to FEC regulations) percentage of 50 percent when paying for certain public communication and voter drives that promote a particular political party or candidate.
But the tradeoff to eliminate this most notorious campaign finance "loophole" will actually enhance the power of wealthy special interests, for it loosens a whole series of strictures on hard-money donations--and hard money has already eclipsed soft.
Reformers should keep the heat on Congress with a new focus on the hard money system that constitutes the vast bulk of all campaign dollars.
asks for hard money donations to his PAC so he can turn around and ban soft money donations.
The McCain-Feingold and Shays-Meehan reform package would eliminate the "soft money loophole" entirely and would require that "issue" ads that mention a federal candidate by name within 60 days of an election be paid for with hard money.
com)-- On Sunday February 10th Hard Money Bankers principals Jason Balin, Jeff Shiller, and Chris Haddon were the guests on The Weekend Real Estate Report on 105.