Posted 5 years ago on April 27, 2012, 12:03 p.m. EST by hchc
from Tampa, FL
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
(there are many more ideas and thouhts in the comments section)
Ok, so lets see what everyone thinks about these. A few of them have come from Occupy Tampa:
- When you are elected to an office, you DO NOT move to the state capital (state) or DC (federal). Concentrating our elected officials has two serious consequences:
- It makes it INCREDIBLY easy for lobbyists to get a hold of them
- It allows for groupthink to set in very easy.
- It allows for corruption to flow much more freely
- It allows them to vote for things, horrendous decisions, with absolutely no chance of the elected officials running into those that voted for them, on the streets.
The last one is probably the most important. They work for us. They need to be afraid of repercussions for messing up. Just like we need to be aware that when we screw up at our jobs ( it would be closer to BLATANLY breaking the rules) then our bosses will have to take action.
Term Limits. I say the shorter the better. Politics is not rocket science. Too many lazy people in there, doing next to nothing.
Monthly press conferences at city centers. Once a month, you have to face the public and explain what it is you have done the last month.
Make em explain votes for war, votes for spying, votes for pay raises, votes for cuts, votes for all the other misguided bullshit they do on a regular basis.
These aren't a cure all. But they would help people like OWS keep a better tab on them and expose them as the frauds they are.