posted on Nov, 20 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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.
How could you consider that with this provision:
or other private entities established for business purposes
The bill is draconian by including that text. There is no way to hell and back that any right-winger, libertarian, or left-winger could possibly
support a bill like that!
From a left-wing perspective, it tramples on free-speech rights. From a right-wing perspective, it regulates businesses. From a libertarian
perspective (mine) it tramples on free speech rights. Nobody should support this bill, period, unless the text about private parties is taken out.
From my perspective, its fine to regulate corporations (but not tax them) to any degree imaginable. Corporations should not exist. But as for the
government telling me what I can and can't do with my own money in who I will support, hell no. I won't obey and it would be unethical of them to
trample on my property rights like that.
The bill claims to be about keeping out big-business and corporate interests, but the author is a filthy liar because it applies to small private
interests as well!
As always, the title of a bill is exactly the opposite of its meaning. If a bill is named "Hope America Amendment" for example it, what it means is
that it is the "America Will be Hopeless and Destroyed and You're Done For, Losers Amendment".
The bill has all the teeth it needs to screw over "Martha the bed & breakfast owner" who wants to send a $5,000 to Ron Paul for example.
This is why I can't support Occupy Wall Street in full. They claim to be bashing big corporate interests and then when they tell you the truth like
when they write a law its all about screwing over you and me.