Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 1, 2012, 2:42 p.m. EST by PoIemarchus
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The source of all problems brought up by OWS is money in politics. Period.
We should make one demand: remove money from politics. One demand is less confusing and has a much better chance of being met than making a gazillion demands. Protesting against corporations and the 1% is attacking the problem from the flank instead of dead on. If corporations cannot fund the representatives they want, then their money does not talk politics.
All parties and candidates should get their campaign funds from taxes. This model already exists in Canada and should be copied. When corporations are able to fund the parties they prefer in exchange for promises, then corruption automatically ensues. Always.
A strong protest with this one demand would have a chance to make a real change. If the that demand is met, then the government would become responsive to all people instead of corporations and individuals with money. Votes would once again have meaning. At this point, it becomes much easier to make other demands to fix the problems with banks and mega corporations.