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  •  OWS is made up of American citizens (9+ / 0-)

    According to the First Amendment to the US Constitution, they have the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  That includes allowing them to lobby Congress for changes in financial regulations.

    Congress works for and answers to all of us, not just to Wall Street.  

    Taibi is offering policy positions, not specific legislation.  Expanding on those positions with policy statements - what legislation should and should not include -  is an excellent starting point.

    Congress currently allows banks and their lobbyists to craft regulations and legislation right in their offices.  That's a practice that needs to end, with greater influence given to individual citizens.

    "When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 10:42:07 AM PDT

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