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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 @ 09:12 PM
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Before the invasion, Iraq’s oil industry was sputtering, largely walled off from world markets by international sanctions against the government of Saddam Hussein, so his overthrow always carried the promise of renewed access to the country’s immense reserves. Chinese state-owned companies seized the opportunity, pouring more than $2 billion a year and hundreds of workers into Iraq, and just as important, showing a willingness to play by the new Iraqi government’s rules and to accept lower profits to win contracts.


Haliburton eh.

LOL Geez.

www.nytimes.com...
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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beezzer
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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.


Lol I saw this just as I was thinking the same thing. But sadly I'd always have to vote for Pepsi.



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 02:03 AM
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IRAQ War Contracts, Halliburton cleans up and gets escorted in......


The Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) unit of Halliburton (HAL: up $0.54 to $20.66, Research, Estimates), of which Cheney was CEO from 1995 to 2000, said late Monday that it was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to put out oil fires and make emergency repairs to Iraq's oil infrastructure.

money.cnn.com...

"Halliburton got a US Military escort into Iraq and now all oil is controlled by corporations - not IRAQ" - My quote.

Your link confirms Chinese and US corporations own the oil........

China already buys nearly half the oil that Iraq produces, nearly 1.5 million barrels a day, and is angling for an even bigger share, bidding for a stake now owned by Exxon Mobil in one of Iraq’s largest oil fields.


Corporations - Bankster whores.
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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 02:17 AM
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Edit: I see someone else mentioned it, racecar sponsors.

I believe a comedian (or maybe it was a political cartoon) said they should have to wear their sponsors on their suits like racecar drivers.

People should put company logos on politicians cars at night, and on the steps of congress, and so on.
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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 04:10 PM
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I love the OP's idea and was going to suggest uniforms with corporate logos but somebody beat me to it.

Yes, of course, and it should go the other way too. On the labels of all products the names of politicians that the company has in its pockets should be listed, just like butylated palm oil and monosodium glutamate, so people will know what poisons they are paying for with the groceries.
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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 04:45 PM
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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' !


edit on 26-1-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)


Neo,
so Corporatism (Mussolini's Fascism) is a good thing?

The gains of the Corporations' privatized while the losses are socialized?

The Corporation controlling the gov't for its end and not the people?

The few enslaving the many via debt, via controlled thoughts, via every piece of "news" provided?

Did you just say that is a good thing?

Derek



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:10 PM
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I like the idea.

I would also like to see candadates actual resume's (or CV) before deciding. I wouldn't hire anyone without knowing their educational and work background. I'd even like to see grades and reviews.

Transparency isn't a one way mirror.

We (US) elect based on how much money raised & spent (to the corporations) and the most topical PR firm.



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:13 PM
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Great list. Thank you.

However, I'll remind everyone that these are only 'direct' contributions. This is just the tiniest tip of the iceberg most money runs through PACs and is nicely hidden from view.



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:22 PM
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Kali74
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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.


Have not made my way through all the replies and am still on the 'donor list' ideas and transparency.

True transparency would require all businesses to post and display their policial contributions and their lobbying expenses (different account types)

I'd almost like to know the corps (including privately held companies) where the corporations money goes and I'll bet that regular shareholders would like to see those numbers as well. Then I can decide where to spend my money and sharholders can decide if they want to maintain their stake.

movetoamend.org...



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:26 PM
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crazyewok

neo96
I see anti corporatism is still alive and well !

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


edit on 26-1-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)


It is when they pay for and buy the goverment and use there money to influance policy and laws.

Business should be completly and uttlerly removed from the goverment and subject to the same laws and standards as everyone else. Buisness and state mix about as well as church and state.
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movetoamend.org...



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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neo96
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It is when they pay for and buy the goverment and use there money to influance policy and laws.


So enlighten me how is that any different that what people want to do ?

Last time I checked a no name Senator from Illinois raised over 2 billion dollars.

That was not ALL 'corporate' money.


Corporate or 1%, no difference there.



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:42 PM
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The heads of corporations and banks can hit the pavement with a bullhorn in one hand and a poster in the other and protest against the government like the majority of many American's citizens do that do not have the monetary power to buy off politicians.

Wouldn't that be a sight to see?
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posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 11:07 PM
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Neo, so Corporatism (Mussolini's Fascism) is a good thing?


Yep just look at the welfare industrial complex created by the social engineers.

All the anti corporate types don't have a problem making food manufactures richer by food stamps, or bankers even richer with everyone gets 'a free' home.

Or the free phones of the telcom industry.

Or the BIG pharaceuticals pushing birth control.

Or the Big medical corporations pushing 'free' healthcare, and dictating people get that corporate product.

Or them green corporations 'richer' pushing 'global warming' .

Obviously it's ok or there wouldn't be so much of it.




The gains of the Corporations' privatized while the losses are socialized?


Have an original thought there or just regurjitating from the communist manifesto ?




The Corporation controlling the gov't for its end and not the people?


The people do control the government because that is where all that free fiat currency and free corporate products come from.

The vilification of corporations in this country can't get any more ridiculous.

Damn them evil Corporations!

And some people wonder why they don't have jobs, and are 'underpaid' ?

The GD anticorporatism over the last 100 years is effing why.


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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 12:04 AM
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Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what your country can do for your corporations.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 12:31 AM
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FYI The lobbyists are protected under the rights of the Constitution's Free Speech and the right to petition the government.

Wish it was illegal, but already ruled by Supreme Court.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 01:52 AM
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i dont see where he was rude at all just truthful. I guess sometimes the truth hurts and the pain of the truth makes you mad? then need to blame it on something (because your mad) so you say its rude? is that about right?



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 02:02 AM
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Might this be of any use?

dirtyenergymoney.org...


The Dirty Energy Money tool provides an illustration of the network of funding relationships between Dirty Energy companies and politicians. You can use the interactive network map to explore our database of campaign contribution relationships. Politicians and companies are positioned by their relationships, those that are close together tend to have similar patterns of giving and receiving.



What does this site do? The Dirty Energy Money website shows which companies are dumping their dirty money into politics, and which politicians are receiving it. We offer the best data available on contributions from the fossil fuel industry to decisionmakers. The site is based on a robust database of contributions from employees and Political Action Committees (PACs) going back to 1999. We break information down by congress, politician, company and votes. We only look at the contributions that went to Members of Congress while they were in office. Users can see data presented in tables on the site, and/or download it as a CSV file. We also pull the identification numbers for the original FEC records so that it is possible to click through from the table view and see scanned version FEC filing the data came from. We've also created relationship maps of contributions from the oil & gas and coal industries to congressional representatives. These handy graphics show the relationship between companies and politicians; the size of the node and the tie indicate the strength of the relationship. (i.e. a company giving $25,000 to a politician will appear bigger than one giving $5000). Think of it like a social networking site in which companies and politicians have become 'friends' by giving money.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 02:14 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' !


edit on 26-1-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)


When the interests of your country, become secondary to the interests of the highest bidder, it is indeed a problem.

I don't know you, but I'd hope you aren't naive enough to believe politicians aren't being bought and sold. It's cute that you sarcastically call them the evil corporations, but you haven't done a thing to disprove their negative impact on politics.

I'd like to hear your case for politics being worse off with out the influence of big money. How exactly is all this money that flies around a good thing? How is it in my best interest?
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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 05:54 AM
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neo96
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Neo, so Corporatism (Mussolini's Fascism) is a good thing?


Yep just look at the welfare industrial complex created by the social engineers.

All the anti corporate types don't have a problem making food manufactures richer by food stamps, or bankers even richer with everyone gets 'a free' home.

Or the free phones of the telcom industry.

Or the BIG pharaceuticals pushing birth control.

Or the Big medical corporations pushing 'free' healthcare, and dictating people get that corporate product.

Or them green corporations 'richer' pushing 'global warming' .

Obviously it's ok or there wouldn't be so much of it.




The gains of the Corporations' privatized while the losses are socialized?


Have an original thought there or just regurjitating from the communist manifesto ?




The Corporation controlling the gov't for its end and not the people?


The people do control the government because that is where all that free fiat currency and free corporate products come from.

The vilification of corporations in this country can't get any more ridiculous.

Damn them evil Corporations!

And some people wonder why they don't have jobs, and are 'underpaid' ?

The GD anticorporatism over the last 100 years is effing why.


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Actually the things you just citied are the exact things I have a problem with under the auspices of doing "good" for the people.
And it was the Small and Medium Sized Business on Main Street that built this country, not the big corporations and banks in bed with the government.


I would like the power put back in the hands of local governments, local communities and local business, not concentrated in DC,Wall Street and Big Corporations.
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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 06:37 AM
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The minute corporations got involved with politics was when they became "evil".



Allow me to clarify:

The actual concept of an incorporated business is not "evil" in and of itself per se. It's just simply a means by which a business owner can protect himself from personal liability should his business go belly up. This is not a bad thing, this is a good thing... Mom and Pop will not lose their home and the shirts off of their backs if their little corner store business fails.

But when a corporation can control the direction of the political arena, government policy, and law making protocols thus giving them full carte blanche to steer an entire country into the direction they want in order to fulfill their own agenda.... This is where we've got ourselves a serious problem.

By that definition, it then becomes a simple fact that a country is no longer governed by the people, for the people. Another words, the entire concept and purpose behind "government" has gone right down the toilet and thus becomes a sham.


This is what people mean when they are talking about "evil" corporations.







 
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