Corporate accountability

48 Responses to Corporate accountability

  • Maria Evangelista says:

    Corporate greed runs this country…

    • Anonymous says:

      Corporate greed will no longer run this country because of people
      waking up with David Ferola plan there can be a true change.

      David Ferola 9 step plan

      Step1) Send your TAXES to a trusted congressman or congresswoman which maybe hard to find in your state. Prepare your taxes made out to the I.R.S check and envelope, get another bigger envelope and fit in inside write on this envelope to congress preferably to Ron Paul

      Washington, DC
      203 Cannon House Office Building
      Washington, DC 20515
      Phone Number: (202) 225-2831

      Have congress unwrap the envelopes, and send it to the I.R.S

      If you are asking yourself, what will this achieve first it can be used as a bargain chip however, congress cannot spend it or over take the fed reserve and bank system over night, nonetheless this will indeed give teeth/meat, back to congress.

      STEP2) at every rally SHOUT “Send you taxes to Ron Paul!”

      Step 3) OWNERSHIP: With meat and teeth congress can demand ownership of the Federal Reserve, as to how much, well a good start would be 45 percent, of course congress should have full control of the fed reserve. However, letting the opposition think you’re a fair man goes a long way.

      STEP4) Demand FREE copy rights and trademark and Patents for first timers, this will stimulate the economy, I know of someone how created the spinner rims, but he had no money to protect it, guess what a company/businessman from other country got there first, 4 billion dollars a year was generated and people were put to work. Having someone get there with a great idea first is nothing new but if small American inventors had an edge it would help greatly the economy. Imagine if everyone had a little dream supported by the government for first timers.

      STEP5) at every rally SHOUT “free Patents free trademarks!”

      for more click the link

      http://inkrumguardians.webs.com/

    • Chris Corfman says:

      Let’s repeal corporate personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment. This will, among other things, end corporate power over Congress and the Supreme Court.

      Peace

      • Peter No One says:

        An Amendment to Preclude Corporations from Claiming Bill of Rights Protections

        SECTION 1. The U.S. Constitution protects only the rights of living human beings.

        SECTION 2. Corporations and other institutions granted the privilege to exist shall be subordinate to any and all laws enacted by citizens and their elected governments.

        SECTION 3. Corporations and other for-profit institutions are prohibited from attempting to influence the outcome of elections, legislation or government policy through the use of aggregate resources or by rewarding or repaying employees or directors to exert such influence.

        SECTION 4. Congress shall have power to implement this article by appropriate legislation.

        An Amendment to Reverse Buckley v. Valeo and Dominance of Wealth in Electoral Politics

        SECTION 1. For the purposes of providing all citizens, regardless of wealth, a more equal opportunity to influence elections, public policy and run for public office; of furthering the principle of “one person, one vote” and preserving a participatory and democratic republic; as well as the purpose of limiting corruption and the appearance of corruption, we the people declare the unlimited use of money to influence elections incompatible with the principle of equal protection established under the Fourteenth Amendment.

        SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to set limits on contributions and expenditures made to influence the outcome of any federal election.

        SECTION 3. Each state shall have the power to set limits on contributions and expenditures made to influence the outcome of elections in that state.

        SECTION 4. The power of each state to set limits on contributions and expenditures shall extend to all elections in that state, including initiative and referendum elections, as well as the power to lower any federal limits for the election of members of Congress to represent the people of that state.

        SECTION 5. Congress shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

        Possible additions/strengthening of Section 1:

        Equal protection under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of wealth, religion, sex, or race.

        Include ban on corporate spending within this Amendment, rather than in separate one (see below).

        Resources found here:
        http://www.reclaimdemocracy.org/personhood/index.html

    • REPUBLIC says:

      I tell you what since your establishment is socialist and communist oriented go ahead and move to Cuba, North Korea, and China. Find out how great is that type of government. You don’t know how good you have it in the US. Try to live in those countries you left wing socialist, progressive, communist lovers.

      You know I lived in a country in Europe that is backwards socialist as you are and I was provided everything from the government, yes, all my basic needs were met, but I lived in poverty. Socialism, communism, your logo, and government entitlements are the slave owners of the people. Keep fighting for evil and eventually you will learn the hard way when the elite owns you too.

  • Deb Hubenthal says:

    Every time we hear those in corporate power demand more tax breaks otherwise there will be no new jobs, we should demand that they show the number of permanent jobs that have been created since their last tax cut.

  • alfred newman says:

    No way should CEO’s make millions while the backbone of the country is out of work! What can they do that is so important and necessary? Nothing!

  • Krys McKean says:

    remove Corporate ability to fund politicians, deny corporations the right to own other corporations. These were law once.

    • OnePercenter says:

      And while you’re at it, lets remove Unions’ abilities to fund politicians. Let’s get Union lobbyists out of politics. Unions have ruined our economy. They drove up wages to the state where American labor is not longer competitive with the rest of the world. Now formerly union-represented people are out of work. No wonder union membership has declined year after year to an all-time low.

  • Paulette K Hopke says:

    No corporate human privileges!!

  • Maya Anderson says:

    We need corporate accountability, i.e.: more government oversight of banks and for Congress and previously bailed-out banks to provide “a people’s bail-out” for those about to lose their homes, jobs, etc.

    • Chris Corfman says:

      The best way to do this is to, “repeal corporate personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment!” Check it out; do the research.

      Peace, Chris

  • Carol Tucker says:

    I’m basically being held “hostage” by a greedy, corporate landlord, SHAG (Senior Housing Assistance Group) who refuses to release me from my lease though my dr’s made an ADA Accommodation Request. I live in Seattle, air quality “D,” and the landlord claimed it’s a non-smoking property, so I’m exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as city bus, car, truck, etc. exhaust fumes day and night. I’ve been diagnosed with asthma & COPD since living here. The landlord is hooked like crack on the Section 8 money. Seattle Housing Authority won’t port my voucher out of Seattle until the landlord releases me, which is just WRONG. I’m sick and none of these people care. Please e-mail jfearn@seattlehousing.org and jayw@housing4seniors.com and demand they stop holding sick tenants hostage.

    I’ve stopped receiving Occupy Seattle NewsFeeds on Facebook and when I posted this on YouTube, it was removed. What’s up with THAT??

    Melissa Anderson, a SHAG corporate-thug-in-training employee, lied to Facebook and tried to have this page removed: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-Boycott-SHAG-Communities-Senior-Housing-Assistance-Group/257312767641197?sk=wall

    I’ve also started a petition on change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions/seattle-boycott-shag-senior-housing-assistance-group-properties

  • Heather Carpenter says:

    When corporations are given the rights of people they can throw their fortunes into the race and buy elections, buy politicians, and buy the US government. Our government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people. Well, we the people, the 99% are ready to take back control of our government. Corporations will no longer be allowed to purchase politicians and legislation. Corporations need to be held accountable when they crash the global economy, and kept out of our political system.

  • Carol Tucker says:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/state-farm-employees-should-not-serve-bad-landlords

    I’ve started another Petition in addition to the one I mention above boycotting SHAG. This new one is to Boycott State Farm, as SHAG’s Board President, Jim Sullivan, is a state farm employee, and as long as SHAG refuses to respond in writing and approve my ADA Accommodation Request to release me from my lease, then State Farm should be boycotted, as well.

    • OnePercenter says:

      Fill us in Carol, why should you be released from your lease. Did you not sign a lease agreement? Are you still living there? If you signed a lease, you are responsible to uphold your end of the deal until the term of the lease expires.

  • Ken says:

    Great news! I was glad to hear this.

  • Lauren says:

    Capitalism is based on greed. It’s what drives the economy. Ending the incentive to be greedy is a good way to push the U.S. into a depression in my view.

    • libertarian says:

      “Greed” is a loaded term and can be harnessed for good, but it can also yield criminal behavior. You are referring to the economic incentive to produce. “Corporate accountability” is a good choice of term because it refers to full disclosure, proper representation, criminalization of fraud, and a market system which ensures everyone plays by the rules. Investment banking firms have *NOT* been playing by the rules. They bought out the Fed and Congress, hence the financial crisis. The White House and SEC have been lax in prosecuting because of their financial ties to Wall Street.

      • rmm says:

        while I agree with these definitions of a market “full disclosure, proper representation, criminalization of fraud,… a system which ensures everyone plays by the rules.” – I’m 51 & ever since ronnie Raygun promised to get the government off the backs of the people ALL those crooks have done is rig the markets so that their connected cronies can rip us all off.
        rmm.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your logic is skewed. Here is why: the profits of the defense industry come from war and oppression. Much of the Washington state aerospace industry gets money from the Defense Department.

      Are you saying that we should have more war and oppression? Should we have more greed? It is like saying that if we give more money to the banks in Wall Street, then WE THE PEOPLE will get wealthier. That is pure rubbish.

      Trickle down economics do not work. We have had thirty years of tax cuts for the rich with Reagan and Bush, and what has it gotten us? They have shipped jobs overseas, played games with hedges and derivatives. Greed is NOT good.

      • OnePercenter says:

        Let’s review what “the people” did in the Washington state aerospace industry, aka Boeing. The northwest delegation got Boeing a second bite at the air-tanker contract. In the second round, Boeing was awarded the contract. And what did “the people”, the machinists, do? Well, they went on strike. Those greedy ungrateful bastards had the gall to go on strike after we all supported their chance to win the contract. That was the end. I no longer support them or their crappy union. Abolish unions – they have driven up wages for their greedy members to the extent where American labor is no longer competitive in the world economy. And it wasn’t Regan and Bush who sent jobs overseas. Nor was it the Magic Negro you voted for. It was all these greedy union-fucks who shop for cheap imported crap at Costco and Walmart.
        They shipped the jobs overseas.

  • itsabouttime says:

    I agree with almost all the demands, and if any of them are to be met or achieved, we must first get-out-the-vote for the next election, and demand of those elected that we get publicly financed elections. NO CORPORATE MONEY money in any election; not judges, not local, not state, not federal. And of course NO CORPORATE LOBBYISTS.

    • Ted from WPEA says:

      We the people just need to get better connected so that the mainstream media doesn’t tell us who to vote for.

  • Debbie says:

    Tax breaks are not working. Corporations are sitting on their hands and lots of cash.

    • OnePercenter says:

      Any why is that Debbie? Why is it that so many corporations pay no taxes? You know why? It’s because of this administration’s stimulus package. Corporations pay no taxes because of fuel credits, clean energy credits, investment tax credits, bonus depreciation, etc. When you give corporations tax credits, they pay no taxes. So, they paid no taxes and now they have the cash. And why, Debbie, are they sitting on that cash? Because no one is buying their products and services. Why don’t you take your cash, start a business and take the risk that people will buy what you produce. Oh, you don’t want to take the risk that you might fail? Well, neither do the people whose retirement savings are invested in the shares of these corporations.

      • DavidD says:

        I have a corporation and I end up between corp and income taxes paying well over 40% and thats closer to the norm then 0%. 90% of the taxes are paid by less than 10% of the people.
        And now you socialists want to force me to buy insurance for my employees? Not by free will but by force, just shove it down my neck. My answer? No employees,,, then I don’t have to give them free things just for showing up because they are “entitled” because they were simply born. So all employees gone, no longer my problem because I didn’t have them by birth anyway, gross income down due to lack of employees but I don’t care, happier and paying less in taxes

  • anais ninja says:

    how do we know if our vote was registered?

  • anais ninja says:

    nevermind I figured it out.

  • policetac says:

    This area needs clarification

  • Bill Kelly says:

    We’ve heard much about big government and it’s intrusion on our lives. Corporations are governments, they are non-democratic governments that represent a narrowing sector of our society, namely the capitalists who make money on money. The collective labor produces wealth and to the capital investor, the cost for this labor in the form of wages and benefits reduces the most maximized return on their investment. The lives of those who produce wealth is harmed when the capitalist’s power is greatest and their their employed non-democratic corporate government administrators are unfettered by democracy.

  • BW says:

    Corporations have largely become personal piggybanks for CEO’s and boards of directors. Corporate directors write their own paychecks, grant themselves raises and stock grants, often regardless of their performance. Corporations should be accountable to their employees, their common shareholders as well as to their customers.

    • Tomsome says:

      I agree Corporations accountable only to their boards, lets follow the 9 step plan and destroy them

      David Ferola 9 step plan

      Step1) Send your TAXES to a trusted congressman or congresswoman which maybe hard to find in your state. Prepare your taxes made out to the I.R.S check and envelope, get another bigger envelope and fit in inside write on this envelope to congress preferably to Ron Paul

      Washington, DC
      203 Cannon House Office Building
      Washington, DC 20515
      Phone Number: (202) 225-2831

      Have congress unwrap the envelopes, and send it to the I.R.S

      If you are asking yourself, what will this achieve first it can be used as a bargain chip however, congress cannot spend it or over take the fed reserve and bank system over night, nonetheless this will indeed give teeth/meat, back to congress.

      STEP2) At every rally SHOUT “Send you taxes to Ron Paul!”

      Step 3) OWNERSHIP: With meat and teeth congress can demand ownership of the Federal Reserve, as to how much, well a good start would be 45 percent, of course congress should have full control of the fed reserve. However, letting the opposition think you’re a fair man goes a long way.

      STEP4) Demand FREE copy rights and trademark and Patents for first timers, this will stimulate the economy, I know of someone how created the spinner rims, but he had no money to protect it, guess what a company/businessman from other country got there first, 4 billion dollars a year was generated and people were put to work. Having someone get there with a great idea first is nothing new but if small American inventors had an edge it would help greatly the economy. Imagine if everyone had a little dream supported by the government for first timers.

      STEP5) At every rally SHOUT “free Patents free trademarks!”

      for more click the link

      http://inkrumguardians.webs.com/

  • Grannie2007 says:

    At the same bank, tellers make $12 an hour. Does that seem fair to anyone?

    • Tomsome says:

      your right! it does not seem fair, I found this stuff on the internet maybe it will help

      David Ferola 9 step plan

      Step1) Send your TAXES to a trusted congressman or congresswoman which maybe hard to find in your state. Prepare your taxes made out to the I.R.S check and envelope, get another bigger envelope and fit in inside write on this envelope to congress preferably to Ron Paul

      Washington, DC
      203 Cannon House Office Building
      Washington, DC 20515
      Phone Number: (202) 225-2831

      Have congress unwrap the envelopes, and send it to the I.R.S

      If you are asking yourself, what will this achieve first it can be used as a bargain chip however, congress cannot spend it or over take the fed reserve and bank system over night, nonetheless this will indeed give teeth/meat, back to congress.

      STEP2) at every rally SHOUT “Send you taxes to Ron Paul!”

      Step 3) OWNERSHIP: With meat and teeth congress can demand ownership of the Federal Reserve, as to how much, well a good start would be 45 percent, of course congress should have full control of the fed reserve. However, letting the opposition think you’re a fair man goes a long way.

      STEP4) Demand FREE copy rights and trademark and Patents for first timers, this will stimulate the economy, I know of someone how created the spinner rims, but he had no money to protect it, guess what a company/businessman from other country got there first, 4 billion dollars a year was generated and people were put to work. Having someone get there with a great idea first is nothing new but if small American inventors had an edge it would help greatly the economy. Imagine if everyone had a little dream supported by the government for first timers.

      STEP5) at every rally SHOUT “free Patents free trademarks!”

      for more click the link http://inkrumguardians.webs.com/

    • OnePercenter says:

      Grannie, if you don’t like this, why are you still banking at this bank? By doing so, you are supporting that which you complain about. Move to a different bank.

      And, yes, it does seem fair. Being a teller is a low-skilled job. Look at the age of the average teller. A teller has no responsibility to the owners of the business. The CEO does.

  • Tomsome says:

    David Ferola 9 step plan

    Step1) Send your TAXES to a trusted congressman or congresswoman which maybe hard to find in your state. Prepare your taxes made out to the I.R.S check and envelope, get another bigger envelope and fit in inside write on this envelope to congress preferably to Ron Paul

    Washington, DC
    203 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone Number: (202) 225-2831

    Have congress unwrap the envelopes, and send it to the I.R.S

    for more click the link http://inkrumguardians.webs.com/

  • Anonymous says:

    Corporations take advantage of our hard work and patronage, reap huge benefits and use their riches to fund more ways to continue to take advantage of us. Corporate Accountability is as important for us as it is for them, the well is running dry!

  • Carol Tucker says:

    I really need to share this,so if it offends or anyone considers off-topic,I’m sorry,but this is exactly the kind of thing we’re protesting in this country.Though extremely ill w/bronchitisI was presented today w/NoticeOfHearingHarassment filed bySHAGemployeeMelissaAnnAnderson,who unsuccessfully tried to have myFacebook pg removed&SHE’SaccusingMEof harassingHER!!It’s clearSHAG’s behind this&just trying to screw w/mySection8benefits w/out which I’d be homeless,but they don’t care&SeattleHousing is in cahoots w/them anyway.All they’ve had to do all along is release me from my lease&port my voucher out ofSeattle so I can live in a safer,healthier environment.I’veNEVERbeen treated by a landlord like this&NEVER been refused to be released for medical reasons.Is there no end in this country to the underhanded corporate/governmental abuse.Govt has become so corrupt w/corporations likeSHAGcalling the shots that our voices &very lives are being strangled as we speak out in whatever way we can.

    • TooManyLaws says:

      There’s no reason you should obey this unfair law while the rich fat cat landlord corporations steals all that money month after month and uses all the lawyers to pay no taxes on it. If it is unhealthy just leave places with poisonous car fumes, what can they do, take our blood too? Spray us with more chemtrails? The rulers make 1000s of new laws every year but the rulers and hollywood people don’t have to follow them only us peasants. Break the laws, drive in the HOV lane, blow your horn, jaywalk, until the system is overwhelmed.

    • OnePercenter says:

      Carol, does your lease agreement have an out-clause for medical issues? Perhaps you should have checked for that before signing the lease.

  • Carol Tucker says:

    I really need to share this,so if it offends or anyone considers off-topic,I’m sorry,but this is exactly the kind of thing we’re protesting in this country.Though extremely ill w/bronchitisI was presented today w/NoticeOfHearingHarassment filed bySHAGemployeeMelissaAnnAnderson,who unsuccessfully tried to have myFacebook pg removed&SHE’SaccusingMEof harassingHER!!It’s clearSHAG’s behind this&just trying to screw w/mySection8benefits w/out which I’d be homeless,but they don’t care&SeattleHousing is in cahoots w/them anyway.All they’ve had to do all along is release me from my lease&port my voucher out ofSeattle so I can live in a safer,healthier environment.I’veNEVERbeen treated by a landlord like this&NEVER been refused to be released for medical reasons.Is there no end in this country to the underhanded corporate/governmental abuse.Govt has become so corrupt w/corporations likeSHAGcalling the shots that our voices &very lives are being strangled as we speak out in whatever way we can.

  • The Dude says:

    it doesn’t make it nice ;). I remember when SHAG was a good thing. In a country that is founded based on the rule of law, one is expected to carry out the legal contracts that one enters into. Your word is your bond. Reasonable people find reasonable ways to solve conflicts. When you are living on the government dole you should expect that those arrangements will be somewhat F’d up. Our government can do very few things right. It’s because a number of the government employees figure, as you do, that someone else owes them something. Wake up America!

  • Sourjourner says:

    Yes!

  • anobody says:

    I just hope that everyone knows that what is called greed is actually what increases the standard of living for everyone in society. Corporations should obey all laws and be punished if they do not. We should also have good laws to keep big corporations from behavior that is unlawful But, corporations making a lot of money in and of itself, is a very good thing. And, the reason they do make money is because every individual who buys their products (such as the computers/ phones we are viewing this on) is what gives that dollar in their pocket.

    Competition in a free market drives innovation to get prices down. Lower prices means we all can buy more goods and services.

    Admittedly, the corporate sway over Congress is not good. But, what do corporations want? They simply want freer markets, lower taxes, and more ability to sell their goods and services and lower prices and to more people. No corporation is concerned about anything other than getting you to buy their stuff. Their pull on Congress is to get their stuff cheaper so you’ll buy it. There is no conspiracy.

    Lastly, those who make a lot of money are good at what they do. Most companies and corporations are honest and law abiding. Some CE0s need to be charged with crimes. Some laws need to change to better protect injustice. But, the injustice isn’t a law abiding corporation selling good and services that people want that eventually leads them to producing massive profits. That is just what happens when you have personal property rights, individual liberty, a free market, and people who are smart and know how to get you to buy stuff.

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