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Occupy Our Courts: Detroit Group Joins National Protest Of Supreme Court Decision

Occupy Our Courts: Detroit Group Joins National Protest Of Supreme Court Decision

Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 16:39:17 in Detroit

“An amendment like the one MTA is proposing is crucial and completely necessary. However, with the current corporate bought politicians sitting in congress and on state legislatures this will be next to impossible. To pass an amendment of this nature we will need to elect candidates that truly represent their constituents and not their corporate masters. http://beyourgovernment.org/ provides a platform for post-partisan pro99% candidates to run using social/free media, at no cost”
Judge Rules Against NYC 'Occupy The Courts' Protest Organizers

Judge Rules Against NYC 'Occupy The Courts' Protest Organizers

Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 15:07:08 in New York

“As a member of the occupy movement and a proponent of economic justice, I realize that getting corporate and billionaire money out of politics is key to getting a government for the 99% instead of the 1% who own most members of both parties of Congress right now. Tactically speaking, though, I feel the way to make the change is not to go back to many of the same corrupt incumbents who have been blocking real campaign finance reform and public campaign financing, and expect them to vote for a Constitutional Amendment that would regulate where a majority of their campaign donations come from. The way to get money out of politics is to use our social networks to replace bribe-inducing TV ads and elect pro-99% candidates who refuse corporate money and promise to vote to ban corporate campaign contributions. We need different politicians to pass different laws and create a system that works for the 99%. That's why I like the ten "fresh democracy" candidates who launched this week with www.BeYourGovernment.org . We need hundreds like them. THEY will VOTE TO AMEND in January 2013. Not the corporate bought politicians we have in Congress now.”

ziggrl on Jan 22, 2012 at 18:59:12

“Nicely stated. And I'm no fan of OWS. The problem is pro-99% candidates will eventually take that corporate money. They will have no choice if they want to get re-elected. The cake has been baked. There is no way anyone of them will vote to change things.”

Ted229 on Jan 20, 2012 at 22:28:44

“As a member of the occupy movement and a proponent of economic justice

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You mean you are a proponent of something for nothing.”
Jon Huntsman: Mitt Romney Would Be An Agent For The Big Banks

Jon Huntsman: Mitt Romney Would Be An Agent For The Big Banks

Commented Jan 3, 2012 at 22:30:46 in Politics

“All of them are agents for the banksters! They are all controlled by corporations, and until we elect candidates that pledge not to take corporate donations, they all will be. www.beyourgovernment.org is a place to start. It is a system designed to help us elect and support, with our online networks, candidates who refuse to take (and be controlled by) corporate money). This is the way we can take back control of our government.”
huffingtonpost entry

Sunday Roundup

Commented Jan 15, 2012 at 22:12:01 in Politics

“This year certainly has been tumultuous. This is the first presidential election we've had since citizen's united, and so far it's not looking good. We need to get money out of politics, and to do that we're going to need a way to elect people without millions of dollars. This is a great video that offers a possible solution, using social networking to replace traditional media. http://youtu.be/47VlY3nd6nc

MCTSilverlakeCA on Jan 15, 2012 at 22:37:21

“Simpler way - make Lobbying ANY elected or Government appointed Official at any level - illegal with a penalty of not less than 5 years in a federal prison. Then lower all the salaries of all the Congressman - no matter how long they're been a Congressman - to $25,000 a year with no other perks, and reduce the amount of total "Congressional aides" to no more than 4 per Congressman, i- that will separate out the ones who are there for the money and influence by the lobbyists, and the cash under the table- "aides". Since this will also cut the cost of Congress doing business- as well as eliminating a lot of "oversight" committee's (who mostly watch and accept bribes from lobbyists not to interfere) - both sides should be happy. Cuts Costs, Reduces size of Govt.”
huffingtonpost entry

Auction 2012: Top 10 Reasons to Get Money Out

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 12:31:07 in Politics

“I see getting money out of politics as one of, if not, the primary issue facing America today. If we can get officials elected that want to start the process of restoring this republuc, then we will be able to do it. However, as long as politiciens are beholden to corporate donors, there will be no chance of that. They will continue to act and legislate in ways that benefeit big money/corporate power. A freind of mine is building a website that is going to try to get candidates elected that pledge not to take corporate donationd. It id definatly worth checking out, although I don't think it's quite done yet. here's the link. www.beyourgovernment.com
huffingtonpost entry

HuffPost's Latest e-Book: OCCUPY: Why It Started. Who's Behind It. What's Next.

Commented Jan 6, 2012 at 14:53:40 in Books

“Great article! I've been a part of the occupy movement in northern California since it began, and what attracted me to this movement was the fact that it attacks the systematic problems, not symptomatic ones. I believe the mechanism for moving forward will be to elect candidates that are not beholden to corporate donors, that will then be willing to make the required changes in legislation. We need to www.occupygovernment.org

ChWh on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:01:06

“You have stated the answer, but the whole election process needs to be changed because it takes Big Money to win an election and the only way to raise that money is through Big Business.”