posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 11:21 AM
reply to post by Indigo5
Great find Indigo! F&S for the Op.
While I have repeatedly stated here on ATS that one of the first steps towards regaining a truly representative government would have to be the
elimination of paid lobbying, judging by the replies in this thread, it would seem that most people are missing the point.
It would appear to me that the vast majority of posters responding to this thread seem to think the answer is to vote out everyone in Congress. While
I agree that both parties are exposed to the influence of these corporate lobbyist, it's more than apparent that it's predominately one party in
particular that's voting to protect their interest. Namely, it's the GOP.
If you don't believe me, just take a look at how the representatives from my home state of Texas voted. We have 36 representatives in the House, 24
Republicans & 12 Democrats. Not a single Republican from Texas voted against this bill while all but 4 Democrats opposed it. Go figure!
So if we want to fix this problem here in Texas, we're going to have to vote out ALL of our Republican representatives, but only 4 of the Democrats.
Which by the way, is fine with me!
The guy in the video kinda suggested that Tea Baggers and the Occupy movement were somehow on the same track when it came to the Wall St. screwing
over of America, but according to the registered votes coming from their elected representatives, I'd say "nothing could be further from the
I think it's time you TP/GOPers quit trying to throw out the baby along with the bath water and take a good look in the mirror. This is your party.
These are people you elected. And seeing how you elected most of them in gerrymandered districts, it's going to be up to you to fix the problem.
edit on 8-12-2013 by Flatfish because: (no reason given)