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Originally posted by beezzer
Corporations, unions, PAC's, special interest groups, lobbyists.
They all need to be specifically spelled out.
If not? Then it'd be just a partisan move and illustrate how partisan OWS is.
Be specific, and I may even support a move like this.
But as it stands now, it is too weak, too lame, too toothless to make a real impact.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by ANNED
Yep. We gotta get them all. Like I said, we should draft up a fresh version using Deutch's as a template and then pass it around with petition and then everyone email it to him and have it reintroduced. It would be amazing if an amendment partially by the people was passed.
Corporations are not people, therefore their money cannot be considered "free speech" dammit! I can't believe this wasn't originally in our constitution. Perhaps our founding fathers simply thought that the people couldn't possibly be stupid enough to allow government to twist the constitution the way they did by allowing corporations to lobby the congress under the protection of the 1st amendment.
Originally posted by ladykenzie
I can almost support this bill, except for one major inherent problem- the "for-profit corporations" thing. For one thing, super PACs are non-profit. Any corporate entity can funnel their funds via the guise of "non-profit."
Union money out as well.
Only natural persons.
Originally posted by capninsano240
elected officials should also have hours they are considered on the job for the entire duration of the time they spend as a public servant (on the job) the will be recorded on video and audio
their phones and computers should be tapped not to provide detailed information but simply to record who the official is contacting and when
at no time prior to office,in office, or after having run in office will any elected official take position with a salary of greater than $150,000 a year and benifits totaling greater than $200,000