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Forum Post: Our sold out leaders will NEVER vote the big money out of politics. It's up to us to reduce the corrupt influence.

Posted 4 years ago on June 26, 2014, 3:10 p.m. EST by StillModestCapitalist (343)
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Reduce your support of individuals, entities, and big corporations that influence our leaders with massive campaign donations, private jet rides, and commercial lobbying efforts. They have a right to be heard just like the rest of us but not with wads of cash, not with free gifts or services, and not behind closed doors.

With no regard whatsoever for partisanship, I'll start the list with a few individuals and entities that are well known to have a strong influence on our screwed up government.

AT&T, Beyonce, Blue Cross, Comcast, Dreamworks, GE, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell International, the Koch brothers, Las Vegas Sands, Lockheed Martin, Oprah Winfrey, Microsoft, the NRA, Wall-Mart, and Warren Buffet.

Do your research. If any of the above sell it or promote it, then don't buy it unless absolutely necessary. and don't believe for one second that any of the above are acting on our behalf. They aren't. They never have. They never will. Those who claim otherwise do it only for show. Their true motives are image and profit.

We need to spread the word far and wide. A half dozen people skipping a product or two won't make a difference.



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[-] 5 points by Shule (2638) 4 years ago

I wonder if we can popularize getting the candidates running in our next set of elections to sign a "no lobbist pledge", i,e, that they pledge not to accept money from any lobbying organizations?

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 4 years ago

I would love to see them squirm if someone were to ask that of them during a campaign stop. Then again, they would probably do what they always do. Disregard the question and pretend as if they were asked how they plan to create jobs.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

''Sold out leaders will NEVER vote the big money out of politics'' !!! Bingo !! Fkn A @ a GR8 OP !

Thus, re. your OP - I really think that you need to see this :

In the light of what you say, you will TOTALLY get the video links when you view them. Solidarity to you.

fiat lux ...

[-] 0 points by StillModestCapitalist (343) 4 years ago

Thank you. I will check them out tonight.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

Cool & re. ''Hamster-Wheel Economics'', see :

From which .. ''We live in a hamster-wheel economy: No matter how fast it spins or how hard workers toil, it's not moving ahead. What's the best way out of the economic malaise that results from chronic under-employment, persistent joblessness, and household income levels that date back before many American workers were even born?''

fiat justitia ...

[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 4 years ago

Don't buy stuff made in China.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33609) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

So - pretty much - make do with what ya already have - and just go to the store for groceries.

Works for me.

[-] 1 points by OccupiedFrog (10) from Chazy, NY 4 years ago


Program Information 21 Sept 09 - Ward Churchill on State oppression of Liberation Movements Series: Radio Basics

Featured Speakers/Commentators: Ward Churchill Contributor: Radio BASICS (CHRY 105.50 FM Toronto) Summary: As Leonard Peltier was recently denied parole, we play a lecture by Ward Churchill on the role of the State is suppressing national liberation movements and political projects.

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/45266 [1] “Pacifism as Pathology” by Ward Churchill, 1986. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifism_as_Pathology:_Notes_on_an_American...

[-] 0 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 4 years ago

Lawrence Lessig, Aaron Swartz, and the Super PAC to end Super PACs


[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

Excellent Audio Link !!! Thanx !! Highly Recommended ! In compliment of the OP, u need to see this :

fiat lux ...