|11-22-2011, 05:26 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
The "Get Money Out" movement
Has anyone else seen this? What are your thoughts? I for one, think it's a great idea to get money out of politics. When you have people in power who are being payed off (bribed) by corporations and special interest groups, it makes for corrupt politics. This is obvious. I think we need politics to go back to being public service, not self service, or service to the highest bidder.
See Dylan Ratigan's rant which put some momentum behind this movement:
Dylan Ratigan (rightfully) loses it on air - YouTube
If you don't know who Dylan Ratigan is, he used to be on CNBC and was a co-creator of the show Fast Money, which is still on the air (Just before Cramer's Mad Money). He now works for MSNBC, and is one of the leaders of this movement.
The Get Money Out website:
Get Money Out
"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan
|11-24-2011, 10:50 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I'm not from America, but I think that it occurs everywhere, whereby politicians pull some sort of trick on peoples brains that makes them forget that they are supposed to be working FOR them...the people.
They start doing whatever they want and the authority they hand down brainwashes people into thinking it's the other way around, when it's not!
We employ them, they work for us! Technically that means we have every right to pull them aside and tell them off for doing a crap job and being cheeky employees.
|12-15-2011, 01:31 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
An ally of the Get Money Out movement, professor Lawrence Lessig, was on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and discussed the problem. Check it out!
Lawrence Lessig Talks Money in Politics on The Daily Show | United Republic
|12-15-2011, 10:30 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Funny location joke
I have recognized this as the most serious problem in American politics since I was in my teens, and have been talking about it to this day.
....but do you think they give me any credit? Noooo
Seriously though Just the simple act of getting rid of lobbyists alone would probably fix most American government problems, and that's before even dealing the campaign contributions, or laws that count corporations as people.
|12-16-2011, 11:38 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
To me that seems like a proposal froma solution from someone who doesn't really understand the problem.
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