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“Now it’s our turn. And if we don’t do it, then the middle class as we know it in this country will die. There will be two classes, and it will be the very very poor and the very very rich.”
Union activist Royal Plankenhorn, speaking about a strike at a union meeting in 1994
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has unveiled its fiscal year 2018 (FY2018) budget, titled “The People’s Budget—A Roadmap for the Resistance.” It builds on recent CPC budget alternatives in setting the following priorities: near-term job creation, financing public investments, strengthenin…
“Our funding model, our deposit model is really what is unique as the engine that drives that bank. And that is we are the depository for all state tax collections and fees. And so we have a captive deposit base, we pay a competitive rate to the state treasurer. And I would bet that that would be one of the most difficult things to wrestle away from the private sector—those opportunities to bid on public funds. But that’s only one portion of it. We take those funds and then, really what separates us is that we plow those deposits back into the state of North Dakota in the form of loans. We invest back into the state in economic development type of activities. We grow our state through that mechanism.”
How the nation’s only state-owned bank became the envy of Wall Street.
Corporate Personhood which has existed in the United States in some form since 1819 which has been bolstered by a misreading of the 14th Amendment “Persons”, was what allowed Neo-Liberalism *Trickle-Down Economics* to permeate American Society to such an extent and bring on all the nasty anti-social by products of this synthetic economic doctrine.
Therefore, a Constitutional Amendment is needed to abolish once and for All the notion of “Corporate Personhood” in regards to fictional entities created by Legislation having any rights or priviliges under the US Constitution
The 28th Amendment, We The People Amendment
House Joint Resolution 48 introduced January 30, 2017
Section 1. [Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights]
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.
The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
Section 2. [Money is Not Free Speech]
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.
Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.
The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.
Most towns fund schools from property tax. If the town is wealthy with high property values, schools are extremely well funded. If the town is poor, with very little wealth in home values, schools are underfunded and failing.
The State of Vermont funds schools by creating a shared fund state wide. Property tax from around the state is deposited into the fund, and then distributed to schools based on pupil count to equalize money spent per student. They also fund schools with an income tax mechanism. This way all students receive a fair education, regardless of which zip code they live in.
There is currently no absolute inailiable Right to Vote enshrined in the US Constitution, The Voting Rights Act has proven inadaqaute to protect the Right of US Citizen to Vote, Congressman Mark Pocan and Congressman Keith Ellison have introduced legislation to change this, it would have to recieve 300 votes in the House and 75 Votes in the Senate and be ratified by 40 States Legislutures.
SECTION 1: Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides.
SECTION 2: Congress shall have the power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.
All cities, endowment funds, and non profits should stop doing business with these criminal enterprises. Bank locally or use a credit union.
All States should start a state banking system modeled on the Bank of North Dakota. State revenues are held in their own bank instead of on Wall Street. The bank then lends to business, farmers, and college students providing low interest loans to economically stimulating endeavors. This should be the future of municipal banking!
Philadelphia City Council votes to change handlers of its $2 billion payroll account.