Posted 3 years ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 11:18 p.m. EST by jamesrisinger1
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With all the talk effort and thought behind the Occupy Wall Street Movement. It is difficult to see how the movement will be able to make meaningful progress. We as a group can complain until the end of time about all of these valid and well meaning intentions but until either enough money is raised to hire lobbiest to represent the movement or actual Occupy Wall Street Advocates are elected into congress our intentions for justice and fairness will fall on def ears. And all of the donated money and efforts will be lost.
I would like to make a suggestion.
I think that it would be fair to say that hiring Lobbiest would be cost prohibitive. So my suggestion sounds outlandish but if the majoriety of voters really feel that this movement has legs it could be successful.
The movement should have A representitive to run for congress for each congressional seat in the US. They should be selected by a centralized Occupy Wall Street Commity.
With the Donated money the Occupy Wall Street should pay all the fees necessary for these candidate to run for Congress. The ballets should not list the names of the individuals but should simply read OWS rep. Each OWS Rep. will stand behind the movement. The two issues that should be the montra of the movement are the following. 1. eliminate and make illigal Lobbiest. Lobbiest are the root of the circle of greed in our Capital. The concept of Lobbiest was once a good concept and worked in the past only becuase Lobbiest represented US corporations who employed US Citizens, Unfortunately Today The intrest of large US corporations benefit only the Corporation Executives and a foriegn work force.
2. eliminate and make illigal the act of piggy backing bills on crucial bills proposed by congress. Our nations most crucial issues are not addressed becuase our bills are full of issues that no two opposing parties can agree upon. Thus nothing is resolved.
If these two issues were eliminated. It would throw a curve ball into the Legal coruption of Congress. We as a country could move forward and address the crucial issues that this country faces. While our congressmen are doing every thing but throwing fist at each other and benefitting from there interest the rest of the world is leaving us in a pile of dust.
I will be the first to volunteer to represent my congressional district. James Risinger Ft. Lauderdale FL.