[FoRK] occupy

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Tue Aug 7 16:40:03 PDT 2012


I think many pensions (especially government funded ones) have a clawback 
so that if you're working, you lose money dollar for dollar.

Nobody lobbies for free. 


On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 07:23:20PM -0400, Bill Kearney wrote:
> Conditional on signing away free speech?  You see the problem there,
> right?  Like it or not, and there's plenty of dislike when nonsense
> like "corporate speech" comes into play.  But it'd still be pretty
> damned difficult to deprive someone of free speech under any
> condition, let alone a pension.  And, like it or not, lobbying is
> free speech.
> 
> Even less likely when the ones getting it are the ones voting on it.
> 
> On 8/7/2012 6:58 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> >Hi Bill,
> >
> >On Aug 7, 2012, at 3:53 PM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> >>And just how would that work, constitutionally?
> >>
> >>Not that I disagree with the sentiment.
> >>
> >>On 8/7/2012 1:05 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> >>>We should let them have pensions, BUT have them forfeit their pension if they ever engage in any kind of lobbying...
> >
> >I have no idea, but if we can revoke pensions, we certainly ought to be able to make them conditional.
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