I like this idea. Since we are a consumer economy, what better way for consumers to vote their disapproval than to not buy products from company's who lobby Congress to pass legislation votes don't want. Clearly Congress is not listening to the people.
I'm skeptical about how effective this will be but it will be interesting to see if it has an impact. If corporations can buy votes then why can't we influence corporate sponsorship of legislation by not giving those corporations our money?
They want a fairer tax system. They want a sane energy policy that addresses climate change and searches for cleaner ways to power our civilization. They want a government that is not wholly owned by the rich. They want access to justice and education. They want a reasonable hope of getting and keeping a job that gives them a living wage and the ability to invest for the future.
They want a rational health care system that they can afford. They want government policy that is driven by thoughtful attention to rational research, not ideology. They want a transparent government that holds the powerful accountable. They want a government that understands the importance of investing now in human capital and infrastructure.
The police officer is Congress. Our banks. Our clerics.
The students are us.
If I had to sum up the attitude of America's governing classes in one word, I would say: contempt.
I'm really interested in hearing the other side of this... for the sake of completeness. I mean, someone must think this [i.e. pepper spraying protesters] is the best use our nation's resources, or it wouldn't be happening right? Right? Bueller?
/via #OccupyWallStreet #OccupyUCDavis
These days, if I want news, I look to people like her and stations like RT and Al Jazeera. What's that say about the news in the US if more and more Americans are turning to reporters and media outlets that are NOT accepted as "mainstream" here?
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