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We the People Should Start Calling Candidates and Party's by Their Corporate Backing

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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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I got this idea from a NYT editorial titled The Koch Party. It's a hit piece on the GOP and their main funders the Koch brothers. But I don't wish to discuss the article, just the idea seemed awesome to me. We can create endless memes which may be able to initiate some dialogue about the state of government and politics in our nation.

For instance Obama could become the Goldman Sachs President of the United States or the JP Morgans President of the United States. Boehner could become Comcasts Speaker of the House John Boehner. So on and so on. I suspect that after a short time, people would realize that corporations are playing both sides of the aisle and that people will start to realize how predominantly corporations affect our laws and policies.




posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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I see anti corporatism is still alive and well !

Why yes people everything wrong with America is them bloody evil corporations 'fault' !

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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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neo96
I see anti corporatism is still alive and well !

Why yes people everything wrong with America is them bloody evil corporations 'fault' !

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I see Ignorance is alive and well.
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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Here ya go.

I don't see anything wrong with what you propose. More honesty, more transparency is certainly needed in the political arena.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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Then we can see them for the clowns that they are.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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Visitor2012

neo96
I see anti corporatism is still alive and well !

Why yes people everything wrong with America is them bloody evil corporations 'fault' !

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I see Ignorance is alive and well.
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I see rudeness is alive and well.

Excuse me I am off to buy the latest iphone,and xbox one.
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:44 AM
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Obviously as funny and informative it would be we can't dictate what people wear but by attaching the labels in discussions it could encourage people to look into who backs their politicians and what it means for us as citizens.

ETA conversely we can attach elected officials to their corporate backers when we specifically talk about that corporation. Like for example:

JP Morgan, major supporters of President Obama, this week gave CEO Jamie Dimon a major pay raise despite the financiers troubles with lawsuits these past few years.
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:45 AM
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I think it was Robin Williams that once said politicians should wear jumpsuits with all the logos of their corporate sponsors and special interest groups. Similar to Nascar drivers.

Thats a good idea if you ask me.

Then it would be completely clear why they vote certain ways and where their allegiance lies.


ETA: Beezzer...you beat me to it.
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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Got this in an e-mail. Didn't fact check it.

Goodbye COSTCO - Hello Wal-Mart
AMERICANS CAN NOW DETERMINE WHERE TO SHOP AND SPEND THEIR MONEY
Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Shopping
Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
Magla Products ( Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
Guess, Inc. Donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats

Wal-Mart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
3M Co. Donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans
Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans
B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans

Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats

Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China , Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K -- 80% went to Republicans

Hungry?
Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell ) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans
Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
McDonald's Corp. Donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
Heinz, Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300! John Kerry's wife's company!!!

Traveling and/or dining
Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats

Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans
Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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How about we just completely remove private financing of political parties?

Oh, why don't we make lobbying illegal?

I would get killed for saying positively progressive ideas like theses on TV.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:52 AM
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A fact checked list like that would be valuable. Also you can look at politicians donor lists.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:55 AM
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I agree and disagree. The problem with outlawing lobbying is that everyone is supposed to be able to do it. Every citizen is supposed to be able to lobby. Problem is the politicians don't really make time for anyone but their major donors. I think we need to look at the nuances here before deciding to just throw out the whole concept.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 11:57 AM
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If a certain candidate was endorsed by groups that endorse communism, socialism, terrorism (Muslim Brotherhood) then we should be able to see that as well.

If a candidate was endorsed by unions, then the candidate passed legislation that enabled those unions could also be seen under better transparency.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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Sure just add Capitalism as well


Yes Unions should be exposed the same way. I'm pro union but that doesn't mean all unions function as they should and dont cause harm... same as corporations.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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And when all the space on their suit is used up..... tattoos!



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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Actually Goldman sachs and JP Morgan backs both Obama and Romney.

Obama would be more on the lines of George Soros and Warren Buffet as the secret donors.
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 12:29 PM
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Actually Goldman sachs and JP Morgan backs both Obama and Romney.

Obama would be more on the lines of George Soros and Warren Buffet as the secret donors.
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Neither of those are really secretive. I think influence by foreign governments is where the real secrets are. While we know that some countries in the middle east influence the politics hare in the states, we just don't know how deeply they do so.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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Maybe if we can stick with what's provable eventually we get more honest politicians who promote transparency that eventually proves those theories.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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I got an idea! Yes it gave me a headache.
Put a cap on campaign spending. Say around five million. (President and Vice President only). With that kind of budget the candidates cant really be purchased into office. That low number also makes it possible for candidates from other parties to make a run for president. I can't believe I called five million a low number. It will never happen but it would be interesting.





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