Posts Tagged ‘corporate control of government’

by  problembear

a long time ago in this nation, a time honored tradition of doing business without  interjecting one’s politics, religion or one’s opinions about your dog  has seemed to disappear completely.

i always thought it was a good rule. so what has happened to this organization?

seems like when you draw sides, you automatically lose 50% of your business to those who disagree with your opinions. am i wrong?  around missoula i see a lot of businesses who display fish in their logo spaces when they advertise. also, i see a lot of marketing by businesses who display their progressive politics front and center.  is this a good thing? do we really want to limit our customers to those who worship as we do?  or to those who vote as we do?

the separate marketing which targets church and business in this country and politics and business in our daily dealings doesn’t seem healthy for a country that prides itself on being a melting pot which derives our strength from the combination of everyone’s best traits. i believe that inclusion is better than exclusion if you want to have a healthy economy. but, maybe that is just wishful old fashioned thinking on my part.

but what i hope is not old-fashioned in this country is the notion that our politics in this country should not be a battleground for foreign corporations to exert undue influence over our elected representatives. so is the chamber of commerce telling us the truth when they refute democratic party charges that the chamber is using foreign money to influence congress? you decide.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/08/AR2010100804145.html

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/09/nyt-wp-on-chamber/

one comment i read today read true…..

“just because it is legal doesn’t mean it is good for this country.”

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