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Oct 06, 2011

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Makasinana

Maybe we can add to the 99 folks demands:

Public funding of elections. NO private gifts or money.

No gifts, money, job promises, vacations, flight to etc. from lobbyists.

Emile Zola

Is the Pope catholic? This "democracy" of ours has been in the hands of special interests, political nepotism since its inception and no matter what the 99% does to try to rememdy this take over of our democracy by corporations, we will never, ever be a true democracy a la Norway. Of course calling this government of ours democracy, it's like calling Pee Wee Herman Superman. Democracy means the government of and by the people and regardless what the founding fathers meant by we the people, we are run by corporations. Let's drop the charade and might as well wear the chains of this oligarchy and bring the Tara mentality back to, not just blacks, as in slavery, but also for all "your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

Chuck Makela

I remember specifically when President Obama, while delivering this year's State of the Union message, made mention of the fact that foreign corporations could now influence federal elections because of the Citizens United decision. One SCOTUS Associate Justice was shaking his head as if the President had it all wrong. Thank God for POGO shedding light on the true facts of the matter. Most everyone who follows politics knows what's going on with foreign political contributions, and this includes our members of Congress; they just don't do anything about it because they're the ones who ultimately receive the money. CCM

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