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    1. Break up the monopolies.  Break up the big banks, telecoms, the media conglomerates - there were reasons we had laws in place to stop these corporations from coming together.  Concentrated power and wealth leads to income equality.  This country simply does not have enough competition.

    2. Reduce private debt.   A program to help people with student loans, home loans, small business loans, credit cards - this country is swimming in private debt.  That is why consumers won't spend - they are sending $1,200 a month to 3 different banks on 3 different accounts they picked up 5 years ago.

    3. Repeal Citizens United.

    4. Strict lobbying and campaign finance laws.  Corporations should not be allowed to give to a campaign - period.   A person should not be allowed to give more than $1,000 to a campaign - period.  

    5. Change the rules for who may sit on a board of directors.  You want to limit CEO pay.  Change who gets to decide.  Community members and workers should be at the table - not the friends of execs.   That way when the company loses jobs or takes a loss, it will be reflected in the pay of CEOs and the bonuses of top execs.  

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