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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Wed Aug 22 01:38:22 EDT 2012
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Michael and Norma Tynan
Fri Aug 17 20:59:33 EDT 2012
Ever heard of 'checks & balances?'
Fri Aug 17 20:38:14 EDT 2012
Nicole De Nardis
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Darleen Mc Naul
This is a joke right? why would it evern be considered that they could regulate themselves.
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Rafael Horowitz Friedman
Fri Aug 10 15:21:13 EDT 2012
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Wed Aug 08 19:39:14 EDT 2012
Those leaders in Congress should help Americans by protecting them from the unregulated corporations. Banksters should not disrupt America with unregulated greed. Laws are needed to prevent the same thing More....from happening.
Wed Aug 08 17:13:27 EDT 2012
Given a chance, industry wont regulate it's self at all. Look at how well the banking and stock market industries regulated themselves. Other industries aren't just fucking with our money, they're fucking More....with the water we drink, the air we breathe, ane the food we eat, and more. The MUST BE REGULATED!!! They need to be more heavily regulated than they have been in the past. Most of them blatantly ignore current regulation. There isn't nearly enough funding and manpower in place to make them live up to even the current regulations that are in place, and most of those are woefully inadequate. KEEP THESE CORPORATE ASSHOLES IN LINE!!!!!
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Corporations must be regulated for the good of the country. They have proven time and time again that they are incapable of self-regulation. Their main motivation and goal is profit not the good or safety More....of the people.
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