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Forum Post: Congressman tells people the truth. Pentagon controls the White House. Corporations control the Congress.

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 11, 2012, 12:12 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Dennis Kucinich rallies workers in Wisconsin

Probably the best speech I've ever heard in the recent years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CflPM_iIsLc&feature=player_embedded#!

This man should have been president in 2008.

Dennis Kucinich top contributors in 2008 - Plumbers/Pipefitters Union $5,000......... Laborers Union $5,000.......Sheet Metal Workers Union $5,000.......Maxum Integrated $4,600.........Moveon.org $5,750........Institute For Democracy Studies $4,600.........Ridgeline $4,600......Weiler Arnow Management $4,600.........

Barack Obama top contributors in 2008 - Goldman Sachs $1,013,091........... Microsoft Corp $852,167........... JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799........... Citigroup Inc $736,771........ Time Warner $624,618............ Morgan Stanley $512,232......

McCain top contributors in 2008 - Merrill Lynch $456,320.......... Citigroup Inc $407,402....... JPMorgan Chase & Co $391,608.......... AT&T Inc $360,938........... Goldman Sachs $352,365........... Morgan Stanley $319,452

see the difference?

And here's Mitt Romney's top contributors for good measure - Goldman Sachs $676,080.........JPMorgan Chase & Co $520,299...... Morgan Stanley $513,647.......... Bank of America $510,728................. Credit Suisse Group $427,560............... Citigroup Inc $363,015........ Barclays $349,400.......... Wells Fargo $320,025........

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[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

and how do WE get rid of ALL of those numbers ?
you could do w hat Dennis wants:
you could pass Kucinich's HJR100 or any of the other bills:

http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

I support that. Sounds good.

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

HJ RES 100 is where it's at.

Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the use of public funds to pay for campaigns for election to Federal office.

‘Article-- ‘Section 1. All campaigns for President and Members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate shall be financed entirely with public funds. No contributions shall be permitted to any candidate for Federal office from any other source, including the candidate.

‘Section 2. No expenditures shall be permitted in support of any candidate for Federal office, or in opposition to any candidate for Federal office, from any other source, including the candidate. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.

‘Section 3. The Congress shall, by statute, provide limitations on the amounts and timing of the expenditures of such public funds.

‘Section 4. The Congress shall, by statute, provide criminal penalties for any violation of this Article.

‘Section 5. The Congress shall have the power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.’.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22338) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I like it - except for the Congress policing it - who polices the Congress?

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Once the law is set - it is set -
like McCain -Feingold -
until we allowed SCOTUS to overturn it.

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3121) from Waterville, NY 2 years ago

Dennis Kucinich roams around all over the place pointing out the obvious and telling people the truth no matter how anxious they are to hear-something else.He is not influential,but he is Fearless.Paul Wellstone was a man cut from similar stuff,and he did the same thing.Because he was a US Senator,he WAS influential,but due to an accident-either unfortunate or highly convienient depending on how you look at it-he is not roaming around telling the truth anymore.So much the worse for 99% of us...

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

ditto Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren

[-] 1 points by ogoj11 (263) 2 years ago

Did you see that AP is saying Jimmy Carter has condemned the 'excessive' money in American politics? He thinks it's corrupting American democracy.

This is coming from a man who defended the Shah of Iran, that shining beacon of democracy, that bulwark against corruption.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

Good post Trevor! Keep hitting them with well supported facts. Please include links to the sources to remove any reasonable doubt. We need to make it as easy as possible for the doubting Thomas'es to be convinced.

Here are a few links to the sources

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00006424

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00003572

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cycle=2012&id=N00000286

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638

[-] 1 points by Forrester (13) 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing that trevor. Dennis Kucinich is a Profile in Courage whom I admire greatly. Odin

[-] 0 points by GNAT (150) 2 years ago

I agree. More courage than a Wall Street investor moderating an OWS forum.