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Monday, November 28, 2011

Not too late to hear eight!

Some folks are still telling me that they don't get what us OWSers are looking for... So here's eight simple requests that we'd like the U.S. to get busy on:

Support Communities, not Wall Street

  1. Tax Wall Street for gambling with our money. Pass the financial speculation tax.
  2. Support education. Put teachers back in classrooms and ease the crippling burden of student debt.
  3. Keep working families in their homes. Pass a mortgage relief plan that puts the needs of homeowners above the greed of mortgage bankers.
  4. End too big to fail. Rein in the big banks NOW and hold the people who caused the financial crisis accountable.

America Wants to Work

  1. Fair share of taxes from the 1%. End the Bush tax cuts for the 1% and close corporate tax loopholes.
  2. Businesses should invest in jobs. Corporations must stop sitting on their profits and start hiring again here in America.
  3. Extend unemployment insurance. Millions of Americans are still out of work, and unemployment insurance is a vital lifeline.

Restore Democracy

  1. End corporate control of our democracy. Abolish "corporate personhood" and restore full voting rights to real people.

Simple enough, no? What a great change if even some of these requests were taken seriously by the 1%!!


Motivated In Ohio said...

We need to either do that, or decide that we like Plutocracy.

Ulysses said...

Never, Motivated!! As Jimmy Cliff sang: "I'd rather be a free man in my grave, than living as a puppet or a slave."

Motivated In Ohio said...

I don't think I could be quiet either. We need to act (non violently) to make sure this doesn't happen. The people at UC Davis are heroes. They were attacked, and just sat their ground. I have never been so appalled and so proud at the same time.