Reckless Corporations Can’t Be Trusted to Regulate Themselves

Tell Congress: Don’t Dismantle Commonsense Regulations

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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Number Date Name Add a Comment
31922 Wed Aug 22 01:38:22 EDT 2012 jeff hopkins
31921 Mon Aug 20 07:59:48 EDT 2012 Bea Soss
31920 Sat Aug 18 23:34:16 EDT 2012 Michael and Norma Tynan
31919 Fri Aug 17 20:59:33 EDT 2012 M Ever heard of 'checks & balances?'
31918 Fri Aug 17 20:38:14 EDT 2012 Nicole De Nardis
31917 Fri Aug 17 04:17:14 EDT 2012 Danny Dyche
31916 Wed Aug 15 11:00:59 EDT 2012 Ricardo
31915 Mon Aug 13 05:57:50 EDT 2012 Anonymous
31914 Sat Aug 11 17:41:14 EDT 2012 Cynthia Smith
31913 Sat Aug 11 05:29:43 EDT 2012 Chiara Testi
31912 Fri Aug 10 18:24:33 EDT 2012 Darleen Mc Naul This is a joke right? why would it evern be considered that they could regulate themselves.
31911 Fri Aug 10 16:38:07 EDT 2012 Ellen Jamieson
31910 Fri Aug 10 15:23:31 EDT 2012 Rafael Horowitz Friedman
31909 Fri Aug 10 15:21:13 EDT 2012 Lisa Markham
31908 Thu Aug 09 21:13:30 EDT 2012 Anonymous
31907 Thu Aug 09 13:04:27 EDT 2012 Karen Miller
31906 Wed Aug 08 19:39:14 EDT 2012 Vickie Reedy 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....
31905 Wed Aug 08 17:13:27 EDT 2012 Dana Stickney 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....
31904 Mon Aug 06 17:25:35 EDT 2012 Anonymous
31903 Mon Aug 06 16:27:22 EDT 2012 Anna Carver-Gay
31902 Mon Aug 06 15:46:54 EDT 2012 Daniel Klein
31901 Sun Aug 05 23:21:09 EDT 2012 Nat Albury
31900 Sun Aug 05 00:54:18 EDT 2012 Robert Saunders 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....
31899 Sat Aug 04 19:28:13 EDT 2012 Phillip McLaurin Stand Up for Commonsense Regulations
31898 Fri Aug 03 22:18:46 EDT 2012 CINDY DANIELSON
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