Public protections, such as those dealing with food and consumer products, drinking water, safe and healthy working conditions, financial services, equal educational opportunity, civil rights, toxic pollution, the well-being of children, and health care, are vital to us all.
But reckless corporations are spending millions on propaganda, lobbyists and campaign contributions to make Congress dismantle our regulatory system.
These are the same greed-driven interests that take advantage of weak or non-existent regulations to pollute our air and water, exploit workers, peddle toxic food and products that sicken and kill consumers, and pursue short-term profits at the expense of our economy’s long-term health. In 2008, their recklessness crashed our economy, causing more than 8 million American workers to lose their jobs.
Reckless corporations can’t be trusted to regulate themselves.
Sign the Petition: Tell Congress to Stand Up for Commonsense Regulations
We, the undersigned, call on our members of Congress to stand by the following principles:
1. Regulations play an essential role in securing America’s quality of life and holding reckless corporations accountable for wrongs.
2. Recent catastrophes like the BP oil spill disaster, the Massey mine explosion and the Wall Street crash were all caused by too little regulation of reckless corporations. The public needs more, not less, protection from such disasters.
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As the country faces the disastrous liklihood of "fracking" to recover natural gas, ignoring the danger of permanently polluting ground water, I can't help being reminded of the Hudsen River pollution, More....and bailout money that never reached mortgage holders who needed it, and God knows how many other horrors perpetrated by American business. "Responsible corporation" is an oxymoron, and anyone who believes in the possibility is merely a moron.
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Corporations what to lower there tax rates and deregulate the laws that keep our air and water clean while they pay us pennies for our labor. I say close the loopholes not create new ones. They have no More....accountability now.
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