posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 12:24 PM
reply to post by jimmyx
I would wholeheartedly agree with you, so there for a limit of 12 years in either house. When most of us are only offered 2 choices in the District
or State elections, and these two choices are brought forth via primaries. Maybe it is time to rethink the primaries, and bring all the candidates
together in a single general election.
if we could somehow get a movement going that would slowly start to diminish the power of money in politics, it could make our politicians more
responsible to those that are in the bottom 90%....I found one of the most interesting aspects of the "occupy wall street" was how (at first) it was
a diverse group as reported in the media ...white, black, Asian, latino, oldsters, youngsters...but, was quickly put down and marginalized as a
"hippie" "dope smoking" group of protesters very shortly after it started to gain a little interest from others...they were the one group that
came out and had valid arguments against the control wielded by the 1% 'ers....this is the movement that "wealth and power" are truly fearful of.
it's not left or right, white or black etc....it's top versus bottom, and anything that can be done to distract the American people from that fight,
will be well-funded and organized.
When the supreme court grants personhood to corporations, and does everything it can to remove campaign financing reform regs, it is hard to take the
money out of it, but I agree that it needs to happen.
OWS and the TP both started out as grass roots organizations, but big money figured out on both sides that they could use it to their advantage. I
don't think there is anyone that believes, right or left, that our tax dollars are being spent properly.
Need to use a right/left paradigm to make this make sense, and it is pretty simplified.
That being said, the TP started out with the smaller gov't platform, but once the big money on the right got involved, it became anti gov't. The
big money backers on the right had much to gain from reduced regulation, from labor to safety to the environment, not to mention corporate tax rates
and rates on the highest earners. Big money on the left, took a fringe portion of the TP and used it to paint the whole movement as racist. The
fundamental message of the tea party was lost among all of the big money on both sides.
OWS wanted more regs on the banks, and wall street. In addition they wanted a reduction in income inequality, this threatened big money, so they
used that big money from the right to paint them all as dope smoking hippies, unfortunately there is enough big money on the left, that they allowed
this to happen, because it threatened their lifestyle.
I am not sure what the answer is, but until a platform is established that can satisfy about 55% of the population, I think the current system is
going to continue.