You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Letters | LOBBYISTS HELP FIRMS REAP WINDFALLS

Boost for business underscores what Occupy battle is about

Thank you for last Sunday’s front-page article “Tax lobbyists help businesses reap windfalls,” a highly informative piece outlining the abusive lobbying practices that are diluting our tax base and increasingly dictating policy. We say, “At last!” Two years ago the Occupy movement sounded its first outraged alarm in the hopes that others would listen. It’s nice to see this publication helping to educate the populace on this, one of the movement’s core issues.

Government is broken. Electoral reform, tax reform, and regulation of the financial industries are desperately needed. The battle is going to be long and hard, with no quick, easy victories. A combination of efforts is needed, including an engaged, educated public and the participation of all; protests from the grass roots; more traditional political efforts such as lobbying our elected officials with calls, letters, and petitions; and working with established organizations on legislative efforts.

Continue reading below

The Occupy movement was not meant to fix the problems plaguing our system. It was a wake-up call to the rest of us — one we hope more people will heed.

Betsy Boggia

Marcia Hutchinson

Natick

The writers are members of Occupy Natick.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.