Forum Post: Get Corporate $ out of Politics? Get Union $ out of Politics? Or Both?
Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 5:02 p.m. EST by JohnnyGuy01
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I keep hearing a lot from OWS about getting Corporate $ out of Politics and little to nothing about Union $.
Even though Unions often out spend Corporations on campaign donations: http://www.examiner.com/american-government-in-fargo/union-political-campaign-contributions-far-exceeded-corporate-donors-2008-201
so what exactly is OWS fighting for??
Every Corporation , Organization,and Unions should be banned from contributing to political campaigns.Contributions should be by private indivdials only with strict limits imposed. Of course we could just keep it simple,and outlaw lobbying all together!
Both. Unions can't bribe a Judge, can they? Same thing.
Get Money Out of Politics. That means All Money.
Actually, a good number of them supported my statements at http://occupywallst.org/forum/one-percenter-ready-to-join-if/ and my proposal at http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-the-people-in-order-to-a-proposal/
both! its only fair
eventually the existing state of affairs whereby unquenchable greed leads to inevitable self destruction.
Lobbying equals bribery ie when a class of people or group acting on the behalf of eg corporations, unions, or an oligarch pay money to influence politicians creates
Some of the proposed changes to campaign funding would bar unions from contributing as well. The intent is to prevent all private contributions. I don't think the issue of union contribution is brought up enough. While I support the idea of unionized workers, they should be no exception. They especially should be no exception as the money they spend on campaigns could be money used to more directly benefit workers.
And the union workers are not free to direct their portion of the union dues. Republican members of unions are especially ripped off. They have no choice but to pay their dues only to see 100% union political contributions go to Democrats.
That's not representing their member's voices.