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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Sat Jul 28 00:11:46 EDT 2012
Fri Jul 27 22:43:43 EDT 2012
The problem is not trade agreements per se. The problem is that trade agreements are made with countries with weak environmental protection and labor laws. We should not make trade agreements with countries More....without such laws that are comparable to our own.
Fri Jul 27 11:32:40 EDT 2012
Reinstate Glass Steagall, impose a financial transaction tax on derivatives and hedge funds, end corporate personhood. Implement living wages, and Single Payer-Medicare for All. Get out of NAFTA/GATT/FTA More....that are outsourcing jobs. End tax havens and trade transfer mispricing.
Fri Jul 27 10:31:08 EDT 2012
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Fri Jul 27 08:27:40 EDT 2012
Deregulation of corporations does not make sense. They are run by human beings with all of the shortcomings theirin. They are not Gods without flaws. Their brand of thinking would also lead to the abandonment More....of all laws written to keep society civil, laws that are necessary for our survival. An individual can not do whtever he or she pleases regardless of the harm done to others. Neither should corporations. The only way this country will continue to prosper is to act with respect for each other. That was the intent of the constitution!
Fri Jul 27 02:06:00 EDT 2012
Reckless corporations cannot be trusted to regulate themselves. When regulations were lifted corporations began polluting and poisoning our environment.
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We need accountability and transparency.
Thu Jul 26 11:59:38 EDT 2012
Anyone remember Enron?
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Braeak up the too big banks and really regulate them
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