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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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  -How do we stop corporate america? HypnoToad  Jan-18-04 11:57 AM   #0 
  - stop giving them money stop voting for their politicians  corporatewhore   Jan-18-04 11:59 AM   #1 
  - how do we stop corporate america  brainwashed_youth   Jan-18-04 12:02 PM   #3 
  - simple - EVERYTHING must be "transparent".....everything.  cthrumatrix   Jan-18-04 12:38 PM   #8 
  - the ring in the nose of corperate America is your wallet  arewethereyet   Jan-18-04 12:02 PM   #2 
  - not us, it's the 98% of Americans who aren't informed  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 05:37 PM   #29 
  - Start by being a smart shopper  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-18-04 12:05 PM   #4 
  - I love solution-oriented thoughts like yours  duhneece   Jan-18-04 02:11 PM   #22 
  - keep dreamin'  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 05:30 PM   #26 
     - regulations and taxes are why they are leaving and going overseas.  INTELBYTES   Jan-19-04 08:40 AM   #59 
     - no, it's because they're NOT regulated re: going overseas  maggrwaggr   Jan-19-04 01:41 PM   #64 
        - I think an insane tariff for american good manufactured overseas  SemperEadem   Jan-19-04 01:59 PM   #67 
        - I agree 100% n/t  maggrwaggr   Jan-19-04 02:08 PM   #70 
        - I have a great idea!  blurp   Jan-19-04 02:23 PM   #75 
     - well, seeing that in this current administration your fantasy is  SemperEadem   Jan-19-04 01:57 PM   #66 
        - Gee, you got any "realistic" solutions?  maggrwaggr   Jan-19-04 02:10 PM   #71 
  - We hit them in their pocket books. That's the only way  FloridaPat   Jan-18-04 12:13 PM   #5 
  - You can't "fight them with your wallet" or boycott away Corporate America  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jan-18-04 12:27 PM   #6 
  - Here is what we can do this primary season  cryofan   Jan-18-04 12:32 PM   #7 
  - I like the post that said vote Clark  Nashyra   Jan-18-04 12:51 PM   #9 
     - Don't get locked into any one candidate! Make them get into a bidding war  cryofan   Jan-18-04 01:04 PM   #11 
     - heh  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jan-18-04 01:12 PM   #13 
     - I am proud to say I've never set foot in a Walmart and I never will  SemperEadem   Jan-19-04 02:02 PM   #68 
        - I checked one out in Mississippi and was shocked to discover  maggrwaggr   Jan-19-04 02:11 PM   #72 
  - Shareholder greed.  are_we_united_yet   Jan-18-04 12:55 PM   #10 
  - Actually, it's board member greed  blurp   Jan-18-04 10:17 PM   #47 
     - it's their JOB to be greedy  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 11:43 PM   #54 
     - Color my cynical  Nobody   Jan-19-04 06:22 AM   #57 
        - to me, that's gross mismanagement  SemperEadem   Jan-19-04 02:04 PM   #69 
           - stock price often rises after announcement of layoffs  maggrwaggr   Jan-19-04 02:13 PM   #73 
  - Divest all stocks  camero   Jan-18-04 01:09 PM   #12 
  - Double edged sword  ...Alltogethernow   Jan-18-04 01:13 PM   #14 
  - we love the productive business part of corporations  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jan-18-04 01:15 PM   #15 
  - it's that kind of fear that lets them get away with murder  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 05:35 PM   #28 
  - machine breakers  sweetheart   Jan-18-04 01:17 PM   #16 
  - There is no corporate conspiracy, corporations are not working against us.  spindoctor   Jan-18-04 01:28 PM   #17 
  - Wait until they all move off shore then take away their tax break...  kentuck   Jan-18-04 01:29 PM   #18 
  - I like that one, baby  Must_B_Free   Jan-18-04 01:30 PM   #19 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-18-04 01:52 PM   #20 
  - How does the Banana Republic deal with it!  0007   Jan-18-04 01:57 PM   #21 
  - If "Peak Oil" is a reality  beam_me_up   Jan-18-04 02:28 PM   #23 
  - whaddya mean if? is oil going to become infinite?  Serenity-NOW   Jan-18-04 06:06 PM   #31 
  - Looks like 2000 was that peak  blurp   Jan-18-04 10:22 PM   #49 
  - there's only one way  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 05:29 PM   #24 
  - you stop supporting the corporate parties  Terwilliger   Jan-18-04 05:30 PM   #25 
  - exactly!  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 05:33 PM   #27 
  - How I beat the corps  dutchdemocrat   Jan-18-04 05:47 PM   #30 
  - Make them fear for their lives...  mitchum   Jan-18-04 06:07 PM   #32 
  - how so? -eom  cryofan   Jan-18-04 06:31 PM   #33 
  - Are you sure that is what you wanted to say?  Fla_Democrat   Jan-18-04 06:36 PM   #34 
     - Uh huh  mitchum   Jan-18-04 07:38 PM   #37 
        - Just making sure  Fla_Democrat   Jan-18-04 07:51 PM   #40 
           - How is reminding them of their mortality a threat to do harm?  mitchum   Jan-18-04 08:07 PM   #41 
              - How is  Fla_Democrat   Jan-18-04 08:21 PM   #43 
  - Regulate them  solinvictus   Jan-18-04 07:18 PM   #35 
  - Abdicating democracy to corporations is a bi-partisan sport  luisao   Jan-18-04 07:39 PM   #38 
  - Clinton by now would be doing something about the fallout  Skittles   Jan-18-04 07:48 PM   #39 
  - right on. And if they want to import to the US, pay big tarrifs  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 11:40 PM   #53 
  - Make them afraid  knight_of_the_star   Jan-18-04 07:35 PM   #36 
  - also, the ability for them to file for bankruptcy protection  SemperEadem   Jan-19-04 02:13 PM   #74 
  - Get rid of "Corporate Personhood". Hell, even T. Jefferson thought...  JanMichael   Jan-18-04 08:19 PM   #42 
  - Just so!  Axel   Jan-18-04 10:00 PM   #46 
  - take a look at global economics  tyme   Jan-18-04 08:23 PM   #44 
  - wecome to DU  sweetheart   Jan-18-04 08:34 PM   #45 
  - realistic solutions  tyme   Jan-19-04 05:13 AM   #55 
     - flexible labour  sweetheart   Jan-19-04 09:00 AM   #60 
        - "you say you want a revolution" wait, thats a song  tyme   Jan-19-04 02:54 PM   #77 
  - so you think it's okay that they can pollute and abuse  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 11:35 PM   #51 
     - morality? I must have missed that section of the NASDAQ  tyme   Jan-19-04 05:24 AM   #56 
        - suppose you own a business....  cryofan   Jan-19-04 08:19 AM   #58 
        - squeezing businesses  sweetheart   Jan-19-04 10:17 AM   #63 
           - squeezing and changing are two different things  tyme   Jan-20-04 02:08 AM   #78 
              - Those donkey ears  sweetheart   Jan-20-04 03:43 AM   #79 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-19-04 01:47 PM   #65 
           - I cannot help other countries  tyme   Jan-19-04 02:39 PM   #76 
  - It's simple  manfriend   Jan-18-04 10:19 PM   #48 
  - oh gag me  maggrwaggr   Jan-18-04 11:38 PM   #52 
  - this may not sound like an immediate solution, but..  belab13   Jan-18-04 10:44 PM   #50 
  - The corporations  dusty64   Jan-19-04 09:52 AM   #61 
  - by voting for Kucinich and /or demanding our reps to reinstate REGULATION!  ElsewheresDaughter   Jan-19-04 10:13 AM   #62 
  - That's easy, here you go  MadHound   Jan-20-04 05:51 AM   #80 
  - boycott banks, minimize insurance expenditures, stay the hell out of  tinanator   Jan-20-04 06:03 AM   #81 

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