What's the problem with laws forcing corporations, unions and any other group seeking to disclose to the public their list of donors? Are the law's opponents against good governance? Weeding out political corruption? Holding such organizations accountable for opposing laws that are designed to restrict them from engaging in egregious behavior (for instance, safety regulations that might cut a little bit into their profits)?
Republican and Democrat alike should have voted for this bill. It was a no-brainer but all of the Republicans (as well as some Democrats) voted against the bill. Why? If the Republicans take over, Banana Republicanism won't be that far behind.