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Forum Post: Elegant Solution to all our Problems

Posted 2 years ago on March 21, 2012, 4:50 p.m. EST by msnagle (7)
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Get everybody, all of the voting population to vote No to all incumbent's in all elections for all office's every year in every state. We don't need to change any laws if all the politicians are new and don't expect to be re-elected, you'll kill half of the corruption. Theirs no way to legislate out of just vote no. You cant tell the people who to vote for. How do you get the word out to the population. Media. Occupy. Save the USA vote No to Incumbent's

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[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

make election national and state holidays

Get everybody, all of the voting population to vote

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago
[-] 3 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 2 years ago

A major point of OWS is that democracy is about a whole lot more than voting. It's about the active and regular participation of everyone in the decisions that affect our common lives. If that takes more time than we have because we have to work too hard to make ends meet, then we should demand a living wage and shorter working hours so we can go about the business of governing ourselves.

[-] 3 points by msnagle (7) 2 years ago

Don't read into it. Its simple, thats why it will work. Theirs no defense. Vote no to all (underline all) Incumbents. Kick out all one office career politicians.

[-] 1 points by msnagle (7) 2 years ago

if you get enough of the pop to vote no in one federal election you'll start a panic which in turn will start a media sensation which in turn will get the word out which in turn will get the pop to think about how good of an idea it is. As thy say, One Time.

[-] 1 points by msnagle (7) 2 years ago

one term employee's of the people for the people will work because their gonna vote for their constituents and not for the corporations. Thats who's running this country, Wall St. Being a politician should be a duty not a career.

[-] 1 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

If only it were this simple. We need to elect people who support OUR causes and who understand our issues and concerns. Would you get rid of a guy like Bernie Sanders? Hell, dude! He's been fighting for many of the same things we are and for a good while now. I'm not saying I agree with him 100% right down the line, but the man seems to have some sense and knows how to get things done. This is the closest thing to an endorsement I've done on this forum and I've been a forum member since last Novemeber. I'm here for part of nearly every day.

[-] 1 points by msnagle (7) 2 years ago

No american should hold any one political office for more than 1 term. He should be able to hold many different offices though. No more 80 year one office senators.

[-] 1 points by msnagle (7) 2 years ago

No, If he's re-elected he can finish his term. All politicians, 1 term only please, and we have the power to do it.

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

a presidential term of office is 4 years. didn't know that?

[-] 0 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

are you telling people to vote republican in the november presidential election? obama is the encumbent.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

I don't think that's what this post is saying at all. Romney and Santorum are already in the government as a senator and governor. They're saying get them all out. If they're contributing to the problems and they're running for office again in some way, don't vote for them.

Get out all the war mongers. Get out all the D's and R's that vote for BS like the patriot act, AUMF, the NDAA, the Financial Modernization Act of 1999. It's not just republicans passing these bullshit laws and regulations, democrats are doing it too.

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

what office does romney hold? what office does santorum hold?

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

You replied while I was editing that information in and extending my comment.

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

obama is an encumbent,.....................vote him out. romney and santorum no longer hold any govt office.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

If every democrat voted for a candidate that didn't have a violent pro-war foreign policy... maybe just maybe we wouldn't be pushing 12 years of war with the potential for new wars. And maybe we could have a real democrat in office that doesn't steal our rights and commit war crimes. They should have voted Kucinich in 2008. He was a real solution. And now he's not even in congress any longer and we're stuck in this mess.

[-] -1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

kucinich??????lol

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Go read HR 2990 the NEED Act and then try and laugh about Kucinich. He's one of the few democrats to come out and 100% support OWS, Obama hasn't even done that. In fact he didn't even say anything about the horrendous amount of police brutality against protesters the entire time he was talking about freedom of protester rights in places like Egypt.

Why has Obama appointed so many Goldman Sachs execs into his administration? Why did he appoint a Monsanto vice president to a lead role in the FDA? Could it be because he's working for the 1%?

"Is this the United States Congress or the board of directors meeting for Goldman Sachs? Why are we helping out Wall Street before we're helping out Main Street?" - Dennis Kucinich

Kucinich tells off congress - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YimTs6Q_xD0 - Why Didn't Obama Say This Instead of Supporting the Bailouts For Fraudulent Banks?

[-] -2 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

he suports ows,...........thats all any sane individual needs to know. soros supports obama, soros funds ows. code pink was in egypt, obama supporters.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Stop being so obtuse.

[-] 4 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

To create a full employment economy as a matter of national economic defense; to provide for public investment in capital infrastructure; to provide for reducing the cost of public investment; to retire public debt; to stabilize the Social Security retirement system; to restore the authority of Congress to create and regulate money, modernize and provide stability for the monetary system of the United States; and for other public purposes.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr2990

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

There it is. That's why Dennis Should have been president in 2008. He wants to take the power back from the banks and give it to the people. Sadly now he's not even in congress anymore.

Thanks for spreading the info, Matt.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Senator - Santorum

Governor - Romney

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

santorum WAS a senator, romeny WAS a govenor. neither of them hold office at this time.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

If this guy is suggesting Mitt Santorum, that would be a terrible idea and terrible for America. But I don't think that's what this post is suggesting. They could have made it more clear though.

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

the poster said to vote out all the encumbents,..........well,..................obama is an encumbent.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Yes but he also didn't say to vote for Rick Romney either. The republican and democrat nominees aren't the only options for president. Also his comment is broad and applies to your congressmen as well, which as of now is a republican majority. I think you might be over analyzing his post.

[-] 1 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

what he said was,....vote out all the encumbents. obama is an encumbent. the poster did not think through his statement.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

You're over-analyzing it. You're claiming it's some kind of republican promo without taking into account that congress is majority republican. Also more than 1 republican is running for the presidency in 2012, there are also independents/third party candidates as well that are running against the incumbent.

STOP BEING SO OBTUSE.

[-] 0 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

the senate has a dem majority and 33 senators are up for re-election. over 20 of them are dems. any independetn or 3rd part candidate wont make a differnence,..........and obama is the presidential encumbent

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Stop being so obtuse

[-] 0 points by po6059 (72) 2 years ago

the original poster said to vote out the encumbents,................that would give the republicans a majority in the senate and the presidency. take it up with the OP.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

"You're over-analyzing it. You're claiming it's some kind of republican promo without taking into account that congress is majority republican. Also more than 1 republican is running for the presidency in 2012, there are also independents/third party candidates as well that are running against the incumbent."

If every democrat voted for a democrat candidate that didn't have a violent pro-war foreign policy... maybe just maybe we wouldn't be pushing 12 years of war with the potential for new wars.

STOP BEING SO OBTUSE.

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