Only #Sanders has any credibility on controlling Wall Street and reforming campaign financing

There is only one candidate for president with any credibility when it comes to reining in Wall Street and doing something to end the corrupting influence that Big and Dark Money have over our elected officials.

Compare Bernie

As terrible as right-wing and ultra-conservative ideology is for everyone (including the ‘true believers’ who live with the rest of us 99-percenters), the problem of corruption that comes from unlimited and unregulated money that floods our democracy is one that can actually be solved now if we elect the right people.

http://anticorruptionact.org/

Model legislation exists. See the American Anti-Corruption Act.

 

What can we do?

  • First, get registered if you aren’t and vote in the primaries for Sanders.
  • Second, vote for him in the General.
  • Third and perhaps most importantly, vote Republicans out of every other office on the ballot.

Every. Single. One.

No, Democrats aren’t pure and innocent on the issue of money. Hillary is the largest recipient in pretty much every way, but understand this.

This isn’t about her, and money is absolutely corrupting Republicans in ways that result in far worse outcomes for everyone, economically and socially.

According to OpenSecrets.org, Republican presidential candidates get….

  • 62.6% of all Commercial Bank contributions
  • 70.4% of all Hedge Fund & Private Equity contributions
  • 74.7% of Insurance
  • 88.1% of Oil & Gas
  • 58.6% of Pharma
  • 65.2% of Securities & Investment

….and the list goes on.

Who is the most responsible for our economic woes? See above.

The real icing on the cake is how we got to this sorry state. The single biggest reason is given to us courtesy of the Supreme Court.

The only Supreme Court Justices who ruled for Big Money in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases were those appointed by a Republican president.

Sanders is the only one talking about overturning these decisions as a condition for any appointments he’d make.

How much more convincing will it take to reach our fellow 99-percenters who prefer Hillary or who think that they’re Republicans?

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Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

10 largest banks

How can this be a good thing?

The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before.

This is when our government needs to – HAS TO – step in and say….

“You are a danger to the rest of society. You are no longer going to operate in this manner. You have abused the rights and privileges afforded to you in the law, and now the law is changing. You will be broken up, and you will be regulated such that your actions cannot threaten the global economy and the financial well-being of all of the rest of us ever again.”

If there was ever an industry that has repeatedly proven that it is populated with and largely led by people incapable of policing themselves, it’s the financial services industry. This isn’t a personal attack. It’s just the facts, and it’s just history.

There can’t be opportunity and protection without a balance between the private sector and the government. There is no balance today. The scales have been tipping for far too long toward Big Money. This is why it’s so important that we strike at the root of all of our problems – money in politics.

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We must change campaign finance laws in order to get the influence of Big Money out of our political processes and out of the halls of government. It’s the only way we can expect to have any influence as ordinary citizens over our elected officials.

What can we do? Plenty.

Join up with other concerned citizens who have come together to make their voices heard.

Here are some of my favorites. Please feel free to share this and to add others.

 

https://movetoamend.org/
https://movetoamend.org/
http://anticorruptionact.org/
Join the fight. Become a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act at http://bit.ly/CitizenCoSponsor
http://www.wolf-pac.com/
http://www.wolf-pac.com/
https://represent.us/
https://represent.us/
Support MAYDAY.US Together we can end the corruption of money in politics. Pledge now: https://mayday.us/pledge
Support MAYDAY.US Together we can end the corruption of money in politics. Pledge now: https://mayday.us/pledge

300 Billion Reasons to Support #MayDayPAC

300 Billion Reasons to Support #MayDayPAC
300 Billion Reasons to Support #MayDayPAC

A very straight-forward “map” that leads to a crystal clear understanding of 300 billion reasons why your support for getting big money out of politics is so important.

Look, it’s going to be this simple. Future generations will either thank us or curse us. I can’t see any middle ground or forgiveness. We let this happen. Now we need to fix it.

Here’s the MayDay plan in a nutshell from the MayDay.US website.

We need a team of legislators in Congress who will champion the public policies necessary to fix our broken government, starting by ending the stranglehold of big money on our political system.

For 2014, our goal is to create a $12 million fund. With that money, we will make fundamental reform the key issue in five congressional races. And win.

Then we’ll apply what we learn to 2016 — when we’ll run a much much bigger campaign in many more districts for this one purpose: to win a Congress committed to fundamental reform.

Please do whatever you can, no matter how small, to help at http://bit.ly/MayDayUS

p.s. One option is to just pledge. If the goal of $5 million isn’t obtained by July 4th, you keep your money.

Vermont Becomes The First State To Pass Wolf PAC Resolution

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO VERMONT’S LEGISLATORS!!!

WE CAN DO THIS!! WE CAN #GETMONEYOUT OF POLITICS!!

(from TYT’s post)
Published on May 2, 2014
“Today Vermont became the first state to call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which precipitated a flood of cash into politics.”

Read more here: http://vtdigger.org/2014/05/02/vermon…

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks delivers this amazing news.

SUPPORT the 28th Amendment to #GetMoneyOut http://www.wolf-pac.com/petition?=tyt….

CLICK here to support Wolf PAC: http://www.wolf-pac.com/wolf_pac_memb…

NH House Poised to Vote on HCR 10

There’s not much time. The vote on HCR 10 is tomorrow, March 13.

Here are 2 things related to it that will help to quickly explain what’s happening and what you can do about it:

1. Wolf PAC email re: NH House vote on HCR 10 tomorrow for Article V convention

2. Email I’m sending to HReps@leg.state.nh.us which you are welcome to plagiarize and share

1. Wolf PAC email

Greg —
The NH House of Representatives is one of the largest legislative bodies in the world with over 400 members in the house alone. On Thursday morning, they be will voting on HCR 10, which is a resolution calling for an amendments convention to propose a free and fair elections amendment.

With so many legislators, its really difficult to get a hold of them individually so they set up an email address that you can send them an email all at once.

Send an email in support of this resolution to every member of the NH legislature using this email address (use this subject line “Save Democracy-Support HCR 10”): HReps@leg.state.nh.us

Your email could help NH become the first state to call for an amendments convention, so make it a good one! You may not be able to make it to the NH statehouse this week, but you can still make a difference at home by writing an email, persuading legislators to vote the correct way and making the case for real representative democracy.

Send your email in support of free and fair elections with the subject line “Save Democracy-Support HCR 10” to this email today: HReps@leg.state.nh.us

Sincerely,

Mike, Wolf-PAC
http://www.wolf-pac.com/
PS. If you can’t make it to the NH statehouse this Thursday (March 13th), reply to this email and I’ll connect you with other folks who will be attending too. Thanks!

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2. My email which you are welcome to use, edit, and share

Subject: In Support of HCR 10

Dear Honorable Members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives:

While I am not a resident of your great state, I would like to encourage each and every one of you to vote for HCR 10 on Thursday.

A vote in support of HCR 10 will be seen by ordinary citizens like me as an act of courage and patriotism that I and others like me can then hold up as an example for our elected state officials to follow.

Now more than ever, our country needs fearless leaders committed first, foremost, and always to being representatives of the majority of Americans who are ordinary citizens over and above representing individuals of great wealth and power.

Your vote tomorrow on HCR 10 will show the whole country whom it is that you represent the most.

We ordinary citizens are counting on you to vote in favor of HCR 10.

Respectfully yours,
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