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Rich CorporateSon's candidacy for Governor of Oregon

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Rich CorporateSon's candidacy for Governor of Oregon Reply with quote

I heard this morning that the group End Corporate Personhood of Oregon (http://www.ecporegon.org) will be running the fictional character "Rich Corporateson" for the office of Governor of Oregon. You can find out more about the campaign by checking here.

This certainly sounds like an intriguing campaign, on a topic that is of the utmost importance.

A quick quote from one of their spokespersons:
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Slavery is the legal fiction that people are property. Corporate Personhood is the legal fiction that property is people."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing that I find disturbing is how much of the business environment is about draining income from the person. It goes back to the game of Monopoly -- you don't really create or add product to the monopoly board to garner income, you build traps into which people can fall and have to pay you a fee ( a rent ) to escape!

This is what daily living is about. Right now, my mailbox is full of "offers" of credit and special bargains, all of which will not enhance my income in any way, and are designed to trick me into signing or buying something that will lead to greater and greater drains on my income.

Car loans, mortgages and credit cards, are all horrible financial instruments providing way less value than the actual return to the individual! Medical costs, even with insurance, remove our savings, our homes, our net worth. Illness can destroy a lifetime of accumulation. Businesses are rewarded for making us pay a $1 for what costs them 1 dime.

How about a society where the game is Enhancement. How about a society where if a person gets into trouble, or has his income drop, suddenly gets an automatic boost, instead of a bunch of forces cascading upon him to drive him further into debt and poverty!

How about a society where we finally live up to the platitudes about employees and people being so important -- so important that its in our interest to make sure that everyone gets a decent paycheck to live right?

How about making it a plus to borrow money for a new business -- or even paying people to start businesses in the hope that like a new seed it will grow and employ other people?
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