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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 05:51 AM
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80. That's easy, here you go
First off, do not vote for any politician who takes corporate money. The only presidential candidate that I know of doing this is Dennis Kucinich. The only party that I know of doing this is the Greens. Next, implement complete and full public funding for ALL elections. Nobody gets to run on their own money, you have a level playing field for a group of candidates who are only beholden to their constituents rather than their war chest donors. After that, use the politicians to reinstate various corporate regulations that have fallen by the wayside, along with passing new regulations designed to correctt some of the more evident problems. Keep this cycle up for twenty years and we should have our government back and the corporations under control.

Corporations, like capitalism are a needed evil in our society, they are the catalyst that drives our economic engine. However giving corporations unfettered influence in our political process is the surest way of turning our democracy into a plutocracy there ever was. Look at what has happened to us so far, it is almost too late. We must take corporate power out of politics and that means that we must vote for candidates that do not take corporate cash. That is the only way real reform can be brought about in this country.
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