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  •  Because OWS sees no connection to campaign reform (1+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye

    and Wall St I guess. The issue was never raised as far as I can tell. As wonderfully as OWS did change the conversation about fairness and gave the Democratic party a platform to run on, it fell silent on taking the money out of the politicians hands whereby they buy seats.

    OWS refused to include their demands of fairness to a level playing field where people running for office should have equal opportunity to have publicly funded elections which compete head to head with privately funded elections.

    And yes, I know the Supreme Court has struck down some of those mechanisms, but there are new laws which could be written or even a new constitutional amendment to correct it. I also understand it will take a few years to try and put it into place, but by 2016 it could be one of the top issues voted on if Occupy and Democratic activists gave a shit about it.

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