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Forum Post: Election Time, nothing to protect american jobs

Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 4, 2012, 9:23 p.m. EST by vats (107)
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Now all the pre elections taking place, with elections of republicans and democrats and talks about fund rising. But name one instance these party people talk about protecting american jobs? Not once. So much power the foreign and american corporate influence have on these people, it is quite convient to look the other way. Americans should demand jobs for americans with these poltical party , other wise american will become a third world country.

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[-] 1 points by JimBeam (152) 11 years ago

You are absolutly right and your not going to hear it atleast until there future job is secure.

[-] 1 points by LSN45 (535) 11 years ago

Well said! Follow the money!

Here's my 2 cents:

There are a lot of improvements that need to be made. The list of reforms Americans want to see is long and varied depending on who you talk to. That said, I believe there is one reform that would provide the American people the best chances of seeing other meaningful reforms actually happen - that is REAL, loop-hope free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM! I have seen others on this site calling this the "fulcrum" or pivotal issue. Right now the current legalized bribery, pay-to-play system of campaign donations and paid lobbyists has disenfranchised the American voter. Until this is fixed, any other reform the politicians may try to placate us with (be it a change to healthcare, clamping down predatory school loans, new financial regulations, etc.) will be about as effective as a farmer putting a new roof on his CHICKEN COOP, but still letting the FOX guard it.

We need to go back to the original political currency. Instead of the current system of who can collect the most money from corporations and special interests it should be who has the BEST IDEAS to EFFECTIVELY RUN THE COUNTRY (we don't need "Wealth Redistribution," what we need is "Political Influence Redistribution")!

For the sake of our children and future generations of Americans, we need to take back our democracy from the rich and powerful who are using their vast sums of money to "speak" as if they represent millions of Americans. This "Corporate Personhood" that has crept into our laws is allowing them to manipulating our policies in their favor at the expense of the average American (the recent "Citizens United" Supreme Court ruling is a miscarriage of justice and must be reversed. The $50 or $100 a normal American may give to a political campaign becomes meaningless when corporations or other special interests are handing our millions to buy political access to the decision making process.

For decades now the corporations and special interests have had our "representatives" bought and paid for (both on the right and the left). Concentrating our efforts on getting the money out of our politics is the best way we can create an environment in which further reforms can be realized. Until we end the current system of legalized bribery (campaign donations) and paid lobbying our politicians will continue to be the LAP DOGS of the corporations and special interests. What we need first and foremost is real, loop-hole free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM!!!! If the corruption is not dealt with first, the chance of any other meaningful reforms becoming a reality is almost zero - the special interests will just use their money to buy votes and put forward bills that create loop-holes or otherwise twist the law in their favor. If we want our children to live in a country where there vote matters, we need to get the money out of our politics, otherwise they will increasingly become the 21st century version of the "landless peasant." Spread the word - End the LEGALIZED BRIBERY!!! CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM needs to be THE main goal of the protests!!!

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

It's pretty common knowledge that a presidential hopeful needs to raise a billion dollars to have a chance.

Been this way for a long time now.

Corruption is accepted and applauded in this closed system.

The bribers/blackmailers wouldn't have it any other way.

[-] 1 points by vats (107) 11 years ago

bring back jobs back to america u parties

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23706) 11 years ago

Look at www.getmoneyout.com

And, the "Occupied Amendment" by Representative Deutch and Senator Bernie Sanders:

http://www.theoccupiedamendment.org/

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

Yeah, I'm all for getting the money out of politics, but when the system is already set up to accept and use bribes and blackmail, it will take a lot more than one election to change that status quo.

Basically, s/he who manages to take the most bribes, will win.

This is why partisan politics is a matter for the bought media only. Doesn't matter a damn which party gets in.

All that matters is, who bought them, and who owns the most representatives and congressman.

I'd suggest that we all stop calling them congressmen, and start calling them bribe-takers.

The word congress has a meaning, and they are simply not living up to that name.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23706) 11 years ago

I agree with you, but we have to do something to get money out of politics and overturn Citizens United. Otherwise, we're basically finished.

[-] 1 points by vats (107) 11 years ago

no funds to be given until jobs are brought back to america

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23706) 11 years ago

What funds?

[-] 1 points by vats (107) 11 years ago

not to donate money during fund rising campain

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23706) 11 years ago

Yes. Definitely. See:

www.getmoneyout.com

"The Occupied Amendment" of Representative Ted Deutch and Senator Bernie Sanders:

http://www.theoccupiedamendment.org/

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