We all saw firsthand how corporate money influenced the mid-term elections this year. With Republicans now controlling the House we should expect to see such monetary influence become even more prevalant in 2012. Democrats cannot assume to be able to confront this assault on our politcal system by traditional means. As such, we must do everything possible to dilute corporate influence in the next election cycle.

One means of doing so is to organize in every state and place industry-unfriendly measures on the ballot in 2012. This is not to say we confront specific corporations; instead, we offer measures that appear unfriendly to overall industries whether it is the pharmaceutical, insurance, oil and gas, finance and banking, or other industries that are expected to play a key role in donating to Republican candidates. It does not matter whether a measure wins or loses; that is, we don't have to invest much of our own money or time in ensuring a particular ballot measure wins or loses. We simply need to make each measure meaningful enough that it will require corporations to spend their money in attacking the measure. This strategy will not remove all outside influence by any means. However, every dollar spent by both domestic and foreign corporate contributors in defeating such measures will be less money they have available for contributing to Republican candidates.

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makuck 9 years 12 weeks ago
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All you need to do is boycott junk made in China.

Just remember: any time you buy junk made in China you are supporting the out sourcing trans-national corporations, like Walmart/Target(or the manufacturers themselves), who contribuite to republicans.

At least that's one thing to try, it's not so simple, but it WOULD have an immediate effect on their money supply. Even the unnoficial boycott of BP had a big effect on them.

Another thing to try is a third party.

Another thing to try is bring the dems to the left.

There are other ideas out there, and they should all be tried, simultaneously.

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makuck 9 years 12 weeks ago
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Also, I would call/write your congressman/woman-senator-govenor etc. If they have taken corporate money, especially from a foriegn corporation.. call them out on it and let them know that you know, and you aren't happy about it. It doesn't matter if you didn't vote for them, they don't know that. To them you are a constituant, and if they get enough calls/letters like that they WILL start to listen.

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