Forum Post: I converted several relatives to support OWS during Thanksgiving using these key points. Please help improve them.
Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 5:09 p.m. EST by TLydon007
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Get lobbying money out of politics.
-or at least impose reasonable limitations on it
-or at least abolish corporate personhood via amendment to the constitution so corporations can no longer invest in legislation rather than the future
-if someone replies that liberal politicians also receive money or that some receive more money, simply reply, "Great, so we can count on your support for a democracy where neither political party can be paid off. And if you don't support it, WHY??"
Repeal Gramm-Leach-Bliley(1999) and reinstate Glass-Steagall(1933)
-we need to return to a time (1933-1999) when banks were separated into 3 functions (Investment, Savings and Loans, Insurance Company) and could not merge into mega-banks that are "too big to fail". Without it, the conflicts of interest within these mega-banks have caused 1 depression and 1 near-depression. These banks have used taxpayer bailout money to lobby congress to resist any meaningful change that will prevent a financial crisis in the future and that must change.
Tell them that if they oppose what the nearest occupation is doing, they are welcome to go to the General Assemblies being held every evening and voice dissent. Nobody is deprived of a voice at these forums and the only reason not to voice your concerns is that YOU don't feel your voice is worth hearing.
Please help me add to this list.