posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by grover
This is great news if they stick to it. This is one of the biggest problems with our democratic system. Corporations are essentially given the
status of citizens, represented by a lobbyist, who use a huge corporate bank account to lure politicians into supporting bills and legislation that
are in the best interest of the corporation.
How are we Americans as individuals supposed to compete for our interests when we have to go up against large corporations that have vast expense
accounts. The top 5 corporations in the US have more money to spend on wooing politicians than the bottom 99% of the population.
Personally, i think that there are way too many conflicts of interest in politics. Politicians should not be able to hold stock in any company or get
any money from corporations. There needs to be some serious campaign finance reform as well as congressional finance reform. And this pledge by the
DNC and Obama is a great first step.
[edit on 5-6-2008 by iamcamouflage]