Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 5:02 p.m. EST by LSN45
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For decades now both the right and the left have been bought and paid for by corporations and special interests through the current system of legalized bribery (campaign donations) and paid lobbying. Securing real, loop-hole free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM is the first step to getting our democracy back. Until the money is taken out of our politics our "representatives" will continue to be the lap dogs of the corporations and special interests. I read about a lot of people wanting tighter term limits, sensible financial regulations, or effective health care policies - these, and any other meaningful reforms, have next to zero chance of happening unless we get the money out of our politics. Unless we get the influence of the corporations and other monied interests out you can count on your children becoming the 21st century equivalent of the "landless peasant" (the 1% like to call it capitalism, but what we really have now is crony-capitalism or neo-fuedalism). The recent "citizen's united" ruling is slap in the face to the average American that is allowing this unholy alliance between our politicians and special interests to get even worse. Spread the word!!! - if you want to give real reforms a chance make real CAMPAIGN FINANCE reform THE goal of these protests!!!