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    1. James Blomfield This is not my American dream let we the people resolve our political problems.James W. Blomfield

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    1. eugene jaleski the banks report all-time record earnings and whine and snivel about needing even more greed. The whores we get to elect every 2 years are obscene in their open corruption, daring the American people to do anything about it. Currently we have a choice between 'A' and 'A'. We soooo need a new electoral system.

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    1. Gina Raggette Then and only then will there be fair competition by the banks for our business and we will all get better rates and returns on our deposits. Not a bunch of criminals getting together to plan and set rates so they can continue to screw us over.

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    1. Gina Raggette Are you kidding? Do the banks see themselves as reasonable while still trying to bury the working class in debt and poverty by trying to charge a fee for our own money when we use our own debit cards? Well, good luck with that. I stand by my previous statement and hope that one day it happens.

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    1. David Schwartz The lack of discussion here is really disconcerting...if this represents our collective energies for 2012, we're sunk.

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    2. Deanna Hayes Real democracy isn't always pleasant.

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    3. Janet Lawrence Some of us are fighting on many different battle fields David. One can only be responsible for what they are willing to do or give. The rest is up to God. Oh no! I said the G word. Yes, I am a believer. :) I'm glad you keep coming back and posting though. It gives me something new to ponder and research.

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    1. Deanna Hayes The question that resonates with me is, "How do you get people to vote?". The only answer I've heard that makes real sense is to make the process more difficult to not vote than to vote.

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    2. David Schwartz How would you do that without infringing on individual rights? People have as much right not to vote as to vote, right? They might be acting against their own best interests but it's no crime yet to be dumb.

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    3. Deanna Hayes It's a fine line between paperwork and freedom. Requiring a citizen to register not to vote still allows a choice about whether to vote or not, but it requires responsibility. It is a liberal perspective but when you factor in corporations and the electoral college, it's not a democracy anymore.

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    4. Dylan Mayer I think we should be somewhat similar to Australia; everyone should be required to vote, however an option should be "no candidate" so if you still want to refrain from choosing a candidate you still can.

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    1. Daniel Madrid We need to get rid of the congressional super committee and we need to end the fed!

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    2. David Schwartz Why? What then?

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    1. Phyllis McCranie I would love to know how many people are currently watching, participating or supporting the AE concept, including a breakdown by state. There just does not seem to be much media coverage. Perhaps the political pundits see it as just an annoying fly to flick away because of weak support???

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    1. Gilberto Gerald The two-party system is in crisis, particularly because they answer to very large corporations and the interest of the ultra wealthy class they represent. The citizenry has to find a way of instituting governent of the people, by the people and for the people.

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    1. Tommy Ledbetter I'm really looking forward to following this effort! Would also love to chat with anyone from the Nashville, TN area.

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    1. Ed Tillman Hey all! Anyone in here besides David and me? Two of us alone aren't gonna make this movement go very far, y'know. So...SPEAK UP ALREADY... :D Cheers! - Ed

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    1. David Schwartz So, who's read Friedman's book 'That Used to Be Us'? I think it's a compelling story and argument for why this effort is so sorely needed.

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    1. David Schwartz How does Americans Elect plan to be able to fight the monied interests that control the political debate and the media?

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    1. David Schwartz Can someone tell me the demographic profile of Americans Elect? I'm hoping that young voters are well-represented!

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    1. Ed Tillman War profiteering is at the top of the list of cream scrapers. We pay billions a week to fund two unnecessary wars, that could be far better spent rebuilding our social and physical infrastructures, while at the same time moving us toward renewable energy sources, better education and a better life for all of us.

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    1. Robert Arnold Special interests that profit from trade, tax, and banking policies that stack the deck against innovative job-creators and extract wealth from America have bought off our politicians on both the right and left, effectively stifling debate around the REAL issues.

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    2. Thomas Isbell Well said. What we have now are the New Aristocrats, Royalty, living off of the work of others. Now, how do we take back our government: of, by, and for The People?.

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    3. Janet Lawrence Thomas, now that's the million dollar question! I'm looking for the answer to that question myself and once found will do what it takes to hand down a free country to my grandchildren.

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    4. Thomas Isbell Has anyone here checked up on Dylan Ratigan's "Get the Money Out" proposal?

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    1. Gary Olivero I believe this "party' represents the middle, and the concept of appropriate compromise to move the nation forward. With the wide swath they are drawing in, this will take time to develop, but it is needed.

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    2. David Schwartz Any sense of how 'wide' it is?

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    1. Leslie Bullo How will anything change with the Congress we have today? This organization needs to go far beyond getting a new President and VP. A President that truly represents the people will encounter the same gridlock that exists today by a Congress owned by corporations.

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    1. Thomas Isbell Janet, the Constitution was designed to be conservative. It had to have 10 amendments, first, to make it palatable for the people. We have quite a history of adjusting it to our growing sense of fairness. When 1% have so much power, it's as if we have a new aristocracy to fight off.

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    1. Janet Lawrence I'm looking for a President that will stand up to the Federal Reserve! Q3 will continue to weaken our dollar and cause us to default on our loans. The Reserve has no one to be accountable to and the irresponsibility of priinting more money is a quick fix to a much greater problem.

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