From:   kindofblue <>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:14:09 AM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: Get Money Out



Economic inequality -> Political inequality (buying political favor)

Political inequality -> Economic inequality (returning the favor with

policies that favor the rich)


So you must break this cycle. IMO the easiest and most

straightforward way to do it is to address political inequality. Get

the money out of politics and our government will be far more

democratic - yes, the rich will still have inordinate sway over the

media, but it will be much improved. Then free from the demands of

wealthy donors, politicians could take popular actions to reduce

economic inequality (e.g. more progressive taxation, more affordable

education). It would not happen overnight, but the cycle would be



Sorry, but I don't think we are on the verge of "bringing the

government to its knees". But if we play our cards right we can make

some major changes in Washington, and I think "money out of politics"

should be paramount.