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Forum Post: corporations own D C

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 5, 2011, 6:05 p.m. EST by aaa (18)
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so expecting our gov to hold them accountable for any thing is a ruse its not going to happen.Use this movement to allow the people to show their feeling toward the corporations that though greed and dishonesty hurt the rest of us.organize a boycott of a large corp.we know has done wrong.You have the people to make it hurt we are looking to send a message .it would be a netflix type message they lost hundreds of thousands of customers . if our elected officials wont penalize that behavior we should. example Bank of america could be a start they want to add a five dollar a month charge just for people who use their debit card other bank are waiting to see if it will work,what if they lost hundreds of thousands of customers think it might show what power we have.

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[-] 1 points by LibertyFirst (325) 2 years ago

Boycotting the big corps might help, but I would rather see the big corps thrown out of Washington so we could have our representative government back.

[-] 1 points by eric1 (152) from Corona, CA 2 years ago

The reality is that MOST corporations are very small entities(making less than a million a year).. However, the conglomerates certainly do exert a very large influence. One needs to distinguish between the two.

[-] 1 points by Peter1 (55) 2 years ago

If corporations own DC, then why does the US have the second-highest corporate tax rate in the world?

[-] 1 points by aaa (18) 2 years ago

so you are thinking they have no big money influence in wash,?

[-] 1 points by Peter1 (55) 2 years ago

Some do, but most don't. Companies like GE and American Airlines are able to get sweet deals for themselves, but it's "every corporation for itself." It's not like they're acting in unison, because they don't have many common interests. Often, a piece of legislation helps one corporation but hurts another.

Overall, though, they don't have as much influence as you think. That's not to say that they don't have any influence. But all sorts of groups have influence. Look at the top campaign contributors (http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php). They're mostly unions. So in the grand scheme of things, no, corporations don't own Washington. They're not that powerful.

[-] 1 points by joeradmacher (40) from Kansas City, MO 2 years ago

It is time for all of us that our proud of our country to take it back from the crooked Corporations and the politicians that they have bought.

We need leaders who are honest, intelligent and care about the people that elected them. We all need to band together, right, left, the tea party and everyone else and demand that they are doing the work for the best of our country.

We have to spend more of our resources to catch and prosecute all of the crooks on Wall Street, Washington and hold all of our leader accountable. If a politician is caught taking a bribe then they should be jailed for a decade along with the person handing our the bribe.