It seems that corporate greed is a never ending issue in the world of politics. But, how do corporations infiltrate the various level of governments? In summary, the answer is: Money. So, how do we combat this?
Wouldn’t it be nice if a new policy was immediately instituted to put a stop to this? After all, isn’t government, laws, regulations, and rules supposed to be by the people, for the people, and of the people … not ‘businesses’?
So, let’s propose a new bill to Congress: The anti-corporate-preference bill (or whatever better name fits). The fundamentals of this bill would be:
- No member of the House, Senate, President’s Office, Vice President’s Office, or ‘other related’ [to be filled in as needed] may have any stock holdings in any corporation, holdings company, or other financial institution in which any law of the government now or during their time in office will have any effect upon. [In essence, no investment holdings in a company that benefits from government preference otherwise, it would create a ‘bias’ or favoritism].
- No member of the House, Senate, President’s Office, Vice President’s Office, or ‘other related’ [to be filled in as needed] may own any company or business, or be an executive or otherwise financially benefit from any corporation, holdings company, or other financial institution in which any law of the government nor or during their time in office will have any effect upon. [Again, in essence, this avoids corruption to benefit that particular company/politician].
- These laws shall extend to the immediate family of said politician. However, at no time during or after that politician’s time in office, may said official benefit financially from another individual who had any financial investment, in any form, with any company that benefited during said political official’s time in office.
- As for any politician currently in office with any investment or position in any private institution which benefits financially from government laws that provide monopolies, income from taxpayer funds, or other laws that protect the financial considerations of that company in any way, said political official should have to donate said funds during their time in office, surrender said investments, at least temporarily, until their time in office is done and may not participate in any further way regarding laws that would benefit said investment.
You get the idea.
Does that sound harsh? Does it sound like something that a politician wouldn’t do? Of course, it does. That’s how you’ll know which politicians are cheating the system and which need to be expunged from office. This is not a law to punish the rights of private individuals to invest, privately. Public offices are inherently, and by definition, offices of service. They are not positions to be held by those who seek personal gain – even by disguising that personal gain under the scheme of helping others. Think of how much in the nation would change ! Think of how much in taxpayer dollars would be spent responsibly. Rather than a health care plan that couldn’t discriminate and a government that WILL imprison people for not subscribing to and benefiting said insurance company – a more simplistic law that took away discriminating against pre-existing conditions and encouraged more government funded health care – would have been all that was put into place.
Of course, such a thing will never happen … without you. Yes, you. People will have to propose the bill, get their local “representatives” behind them, and push it. It will take time and resources. It will take commitment and drive. And, it will take people without a personal agenda. It could happen. Try it.