Occupy Wall Street Movement sets the stage for a 28th constitutional amendment that not only overturns the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, but also gets corporations out of politics creating a more binding and defined separation between for profit Corporations and State.
In the name of smaller government and economic stimulation Politicians have dismantled the laws that regulated mass abuse of corporate power, which had been able to keep them in check for decades. Now with many Corporations having annual income which exceeds the revenues of many global nations their actions and very existence requires great scrutiny.
In addition it might be too risky for society to put all their eggs in just a few corporate baskets when the loss or failure of just a few of these corporations could cause large economic losses or disruption of vital social services.
Obviously there needs to be severe restrictions between the corporate world and politics. Especially true between regulators and the industries they are suppose to regulate.
Occupy Wall Street may have set into motion a political backlash that could get around a bought and paid for corporate congress, by getting 2/3 of the states to demand a 28th constitutional amendment that gets corporations out of politics and overturns the supreme court Citizens United decision.
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