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Forum Post: Has OWS put anything on a ballot, or nominated any candidates?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 29, 2011, 5:31 p.m. EST by Mambo4 (3) from Seattle, WA
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Hate to ask but: Has OWS put anything on a ballot, or nominated any candidates for actual govenrment offices? If not, the Tea Party wins by default. You gonna let that happen, OWS?



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[-] 2 points by leavethecities (318) 12 years ago

OWS cant they have no leaders.

[-] 1 points by Mambo4 (3) from Seattle, WA 12 years ago

US House Joint Resoltuion 90 is a proposed constitutional amendment "Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy". Support it. http://www.theoccupiedamendment.org/

[-] 1 points by Mambo4 (3) from Seattle, WA 12 years ago

Hate to answer, but someone did put something on the ballot: a Florida representative has proposed an amendment to ban coporate money in politics: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/254139/20111122/house-democrat-introduces-occupied-constitutional-amendment-ban.htm

THAT is what I'm talkin about....

[-] 1 points by Mambo4 (3) from Seattle, WA 12 years ago

I am absolutely "that sutpid." US democracy is not "owned and controlled" by corporations in such impractically simplistic terms. Co-opted, unduly influenced, yes -but owned? no. Overwhelming popular support among the US voters would trump the influence of money...but most sympathetic (to OWS) US voters see no such options on the ballot. TP on the other, put something on a ballot, so they have representation in the legislature.

[-] 1 points by tulcak (698) from Prague, Prague 12 years ago

put anything on a ballot or nominated candidates? in a political system that the corporations own and control? are you out of your mind? that's why the Occupy movement exists. hate to ask but: are you really that stupid?

[-] 2 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

now now

[-] 1 points by lester (5) 12 years ago

This movement is not about electing anyone. Rather, it's about the inept congress that is being controlled by corporations through lobbies. It's about the one percent continuing to suck up what little wealth there is in this country without giving anything back.

So go ahead and try to elect anyone you'd like. We'll do our best to make sure that they don't take any lobby money or get rich by catering to the wealthy. Actually, isn't the tea party interested in HONESTY as well?

[-] 2 points by mandodod (144) 12 years ago

The Tea Party is what the GOP was 50 years ago. They just want small Government. Lower taxes for everyone.

[-] 0 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

I dunno, the TP strikes me as elitist. OWS strikes me as Massachusetts in spirit. The Suffolk Resolves is where OWS is headed, divine right is where TP is headed.



[-] 0 points by ScrewyL (809) 12 years ago

Hey... How about we vote out all encumbents, and just... not vote anyone back in? ^_^

[-] 0 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 12 years ago

I support the green party

Also Jill Stein for president.