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Occupy Wall Street-Style Protests Spread To London

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Occupy Wall Street-Style Protests Spread To London
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Hey UK, get ready for your own American-style Occupy Wall Street this Saturday, October 15 at the Financial District.
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mikesex
Male, 60-69, Europe
 72 Posts
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:08:03 AM
City of London ( the Financial District ) is closed at weekends. Empty streets = pointless exercise.

dang007
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 590 Posts
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:29:36 PM
>>Currently politicians are more dependent on people with lots of money because they need lots of money just to pay to maybe keep their job when the next election rolls around. So long as they are forced to spend more then they make in order to keep their job, they are necessarily corrupt.<<<

So we agree on the problem but not the solution. See we aren't so different after all.

Muert
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 143 Posts
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:26:53 PM
I kind of agree with you about what how much power the government has. The primary function of the government should be keeping people with lots of power from drating over the people with little. The only was to make sure that happens is if the people in the government are equally accountable to everyone.

Currently politicians are more dependent on people with lots of money because they need lots of money just to pay to maybe keep their job when the next election rolls around. So long as they are forced to spend more then they make in order to keep their job, they are necessarily corrupt.

dang007
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 590 Posts
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:01:37 PM
>>The idea is to give everyone an easy side by side comparison of everyone running for an office. <<<

There is no easy side by side. What are the issues you are going to use.

Lets see do you support human rights. Well who is going to answer no?

The real issues are nuanced and complicated a simple fill in the bubble answer sheet is not workable.

dang007
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 590 Posts
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:59:59 PM
>>>Addendum: If it is just you talking politics that is fine. Radio ads and TV commercials would be the main target. A candidate with a $20 budget should be able to compete with a candidate with a $20 million budget.<<<

So whomever can put together the biggest movement wins? Sounds like money still rules to me.

So news casters can sway the public by the way they report the news and candidates can not respond? The same for writers and actors and other entertainment media? Sounds like you are just giving the power to someone else. Nope I still like our system, or what it was before the latest regs. All have freedom of speech about anything at anytime.

If you are so concerned why don't you go after this a different way. Take as much power as possible away from the government. Make it as small as possible. Taxes as flat as possible. Spending as small as possible, and regs as few as possible. Then who would want to waste money buying a

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