Dylan Ratigan offers a coherent message to the Wall Street occupiers

October 2, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More

Dylan Ratigan holds that all of our representatives are trapped by the money coursing through the political system and that we need to free them all at once with a Constitutional Amendment. He discusses the Wall Street occupation with Bernie Sanders, who expands the conversation to include more than Wall Street, noting the problems with the military-industrial complex and other well-monied industries. Sanders sums up his aim: To allow “ordinary people to have power to determine what happens.”

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Category: Campaign Finance Reform, Corruption

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Dylan Ratigan lays out the evidence justifying the anger toward the corporate elites:

    After all, if our government-corporate elites can’t ensure that we as a society feed hungry children, then why would any of us expect that we would ensure there are enough jobs? We have a bought government, and a bought government isn’t very interested in making sure you have a job, or a child has a meal.

    After I finish my day in D.C., after I let Senator Durbin know that people want an end to this corrupt system, I’m going to Zuccotti Square again, because it is only in building waves of energy, of human dedication to ending our collective inaction, can we move forward to get money out. And then maybe we will get the jobs we so desperately need.

    In the meantime, GOP House Leader Eric Cantor is condemning the Wall Street Protests:

    Some in Washington have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans,” Cantor said of the protests after accusing the Obama administration’s policies of being an “assault on many of our nation’s bedrock principles.

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