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Making ice cream in Vermont handing out cold hard cash in the nation's capital and now the Big Apple.
Ben Jerry's -- -- -- Greg Owen has a new campaign to stamp money out of politics the scoop.
He's giving away one dollar bill.
Stamp -- phrases like not to be used for Brooke I think politicians.
Ben and Jerry are no strangers to finding political -- Tell us the details.
Eat ice cream is the ice cream I kind of felt that -- welcome to the show thank you so much for coming nine.
I'm Melissa -- you know and what your good thank you and what they achieved by stamping these bills.
And handing out -- and you see irony that your kind of spending money to influence politics what you were trying to get people not to have money in politics.
There's -- there's a bit of -- there.
Now now don't see the but you know I'm kind of fix some time since.
You know this is this is just bringing attention to.
The -- stampede campaign.
-- stampede dot org.
Is a campaign to build public support for an amendment.
To get money out of politics.
So what and what does that mean I mean you want to get corporations that you don't want anyone to donate money I mean you wants.
Federally funded political campaigns -- everybody has the -- out of money what would be the perfect system in your -- Well I think there's two options one is limiting contributions from anybody to a hundred dollars.
And the other is having all campaigns all federal campaigns.
For federally funded and you know funded essentially at no additional taxpayer expense by.
Closing some corporate tax loopholes.
-- how much money are you giving away and what what would be a success to you what would make you feel like it had been worth it.
You know I'll be giving away a few hundred dollars but that's -- my thing now the big thing is that -- bringing down to New York City.
The -- automatic -- mobile which is the flagship of the stampede campaign.
It is a twelve foot -- by fourteen foot long Rube Goldberg type money stamping machines.
And what this campaign is about is getting.
Tens of thousands of Americans to get their own rubber stamp like yeah like this I got a rubber stamp here -- Rubber stamp here.
And -- their own money.
With this statement OK not to be used for bribing politicians.
You know we have our own money here on money that says money so we're sort of competing with you there's I'm not sure I want to stamp my dollars because.
These are -- is although these are -- quite as much as -- as well I guess it depends what the part of it is at.
Although they eat don't you talk about wanted to get money out of politics -- -- someone who has donated a lot of your own money.
To politics you know according at Federal Election Commission since 1990.
You've donated a 1101000 dollars to politics so it.
You've donated your own money.
Is there a conflict there are or how do you reconcile -- I don't.
I don't see any conflict in the least I mean.
I would gladly.
You know limit my contributions to a hundred dollars or.
Make it so that nobody can contribute that all the campaigns -- Federally financed but until that system is changed.
He he got to play according to the current system.
-- that makes sense you've got a lot of attention for being a part of the movement resource group.
Which was their goal was to raise one point 822 million dollars to fund Occupy Wall Street.
You know some of that money going to administrative costs some of that money going directly as Stipe bags to people that would essentially be paid protesters.
It would something like that continue I mean do you feel like that's money in politics.
Well what we're talking about is influencing.
Are contributing money to politicians.
You don't think -- doing that is -- -- -- big loud protesters out there and what happened is a -- -- -- myself.
Walked through -- for months and months going to work it seemed like that was influencing elections in influencing politics around the world you don't feel like.
-- -- Well I'd do what I'm talking about is the system that -- coal legalized bribery whereby.
And the richest people in the country are donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to.
Politicians in return for political favors.
And that's that's what we're talking about in terms of campaign finance reform so -- Occupy Wall Street that would still be OKB you don't want to give money to politicians themselves.
Yeah absolutely funding any -- you know organization doing whatever.
Is fine all we're talking about is.
Not being able to pay politicians to pass laws that you want passed -- state.
Thank you so much spent Cohen for coming on our show it is always a pleasure and we are all pigging out on ice cream now for the -- a -- So thank you thank -- -- --
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