Source: A Startling Gap Between Us And The 'Plutocrats'
Ralph Nader explains his bold solutions to Terrence McNally.
* Reforming the tax system
* Making our communities more self-reliant
* Reclaiming science and technology for the people
* Getting corporations off welfare
* Creating national charters for large corporations
* Reducing our bloated military budget
* Organizing congressional watchdog groups
* Enlisting the enlightened super-rich
* Use government procurement to spur innovation
For more information see Nader's latest book The Seventeen Solutions.
Source: Q&A: Ralph Nader The 17 Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future
How much money does a corporation get back from investing in a good lobbyist?
Corporations don't lobby Congress for fun. They lobby because it helps their bottom line. Getting a regulation gutted or a tax loophole created means extra cash for the corporation. But getting laws changed can be very expensive. How much money does a corporation get back from investing in a good lobbyist?
Source: Forget Stocks Or Bonds, Invest In A Lobbyist
|"I think most Americans would be shocked..."|
- Sen. Dick Durbin.
We think of lawmakers having one job: making laws. But there's a second job most lawmakers have to do. And it's a big job. Senators and Congress members go to private rooms in nongovernmental buildings, where they make call after call, asking people for money.
Source: Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night
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