Which of these OWS demands (they fail to mention Capitalism) do you think is the most/least achievable?
1. Repeal of the Patriot Act
2. ELIMINATE "PERSONHOOD" LEGAL STATUS FOR CORPORATIONS
3. Forced Acquisition of the Federal Reserve for $1Billion
4. Re Investigate the Attacks of 9-11-2001
5. What to name the Occupy Wall Street "Demands"
6. CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION
7. End the War On Drugs
8. Require all Corporations to have Labour Representatives on Company Boards
9. National Repeal of Capital Punishment
10. Nationalize Health Care (ALSO SEE "REAL HEALTH CARE REFORM" BELOW, VOTE STILL OPEN)
11. Free education Kindergarten through college
12. CONGRESS PASS HR 1489 ("RETURN TO PRUDENT BANKING ACT)
13. Outlaw flash trading
14. End Gender Discrimination - Equal Pay for Women
15. Office of the Citizen
16. The United States must sign and ratify all human rights agreements with all other countries
17. USE CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES FULLY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS
- Seidhr of OrlogLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
I want to start by saying this is not a liberal movement. We did not vote for Obama, well some did. Either way Obama lied to get into office. Obama is the main reason for this protest with his bail outs. At the same time this is NOT a Conservative movement either. Democrats and Republicans have both failed us. No one is looking out for OUR interests.
Next, the Federal Reserve is a Private Bank that issues our currency and controls our Nations Credit. This is against Constitutional Law. It is the Treasury Department's job to do this. Recently the Federal Reserve printed Trillions of Dollars causing severe inflation. Then the Government used this money to give it to already Rich corporations as our tax dollars. This rigged markets and caused economic collapse around the entire world. These Corporations in turn used that money to give themselves bonuses.
1. It consists of Homeless people, hippies, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, high school students. college students, adults, children, teenagers, democrats, repulicans, libertarians, moderates, jobless people, people with jobs... every type of person there is.
2. It is In every Major city around the entire world.
3. All the protests in America and some other parts of the world are peaceful. But not every part of the world is protesting peacefully. Some countries have over thrown their dictators.
4. It’s time to mobilize and aggressively move
on common sense political reforms.
We’ve had enough of…
■The Two-Party Oligarchy
■Big Corporate Power
■The Concentration of Power
It’s time to…
■Create New Political Parties
■Restore the Rule of Law
The economic top one-tenth of one percent of the global population has launched an economic war on us. They are hoarding $39 Trillion in investible wealth, not counting the vast sums they have hidden in offshore accounts. In the United States, we now have the highest and most severe inequality of wealth in our nation’s history. While there is a record number of American citizens currently living paycheck to paycheck, in debt, unemployed, underemployed, without healthcare, on food stamps and in poverty, as our society is breaking down, global bankers have taken our tax dollars and given themselves all-time record-breaking bonuses. The same people who destroyed our economy have been rewarded with trillions of dollars in national wealth. It is now evident that both political parties and all three branches of government, along with the mainstream corporate media, have been bought off by a global economic elite.
As a broad-based network representing people across the political spectrum, we are working together to reach common ground and fight for pivotal political reforms. As long as the economy and government are rigged in favor of the top economic 0.1%, we will all lose.
Here’s a general outline of our common ground platform:
■Enforce RICO Laws
■Break Up the Big Banks
■End the Fed
■Break Up the Mainstream Media
■Shut the Revolving Door
■End Closed Door Lobbying
■Increase Government Transparency
■End Corporate Personhood
■Amend Campaign Finance
■Verify All Votes
■Investigate War Profiteers
■Investigate War Crimes
■End the Wars
■Reopen the 9/11 Investigation
■Restore Civil Liberties
■Uphold the Constitution
■Clean Air, Water & Food
■Reduce Healthcare Costs, Profiteering
■Make Healthcare a Human Right
■Improve Education For All, Reduce Costs
■Reform Prison System
■Reform Drug Laws
■Protect Internet Freedom
■Empower States’ Rights
■End Corporate Welfare
■Raise Taxes on Richest 0.1%
■Reduce Taxes for 99%
These are the core common ground issues that we must urgently rally around and support. Unless we organize and take decisive action, we will all suffer the consequences of our collective inaction. Any politician who does not urgently move on these issues must be voted out of office and replaced by people who will aggressively fight on these fronts.
5. it is the First Amendment in the U.S. Constitution (The supreme law of the land) that makes it ok, which is one of our rights that they have been trying to take away from us.
6. It's been going on since before March. It just became popular in the end of August.
7. This is a leaderless movement(so it cannot be bought out or paid off like the tea party was) who is set out to bring down the hidden powers that use our governments as puppets for their own personal quest for world domination... The Central Banks. The same things Woodrow Wilson and J.F.K. tried to warn us about. The same thing that Lincoln and J.F.K. were assassinated for and an attempt at assissanation on W.Wilson over.
8. Capitalism is good. It is not all of the rich people that are bad. It is the White Collar Criminals who are out of control taking advantage of the current Capitalist Structure that is bad. For the first time ever these criminals are being held accountable for their crimes.Source(s): The Tea Party was destroyed like this: The media refused to cover it. Then they gave it bad coverage. Liberals Denounced it while Republicans supported it. Then corporations and politicians found the leaders of the Tea Party and paid them off and bought them out to Co Opt the Republican Party. They are attempting to do this very same thing with the Occupancy... only trying to Co Opt it with the Democratic party. The reason it isn't working is because it is a leaderless movement. No one to buy out or pay off.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Why would anyone want to tax more with an economic idiot like Obama running the economic slide ride into the abyss of worthlessness ?? They should demand that everyone know this ~~~ Taxpayer Losses on GM Bailout Are Going to Be Massive !!!!! Last week the Treasury Department revised its loss estimate for the General Motors (GM) bailout from $14.33 billion to $23.6 billion, thanks to the company's sinking stock price. GM's September 30 closing price, on which the new estimate is based, was $20.18, about $13 less than its December IPO price and $35 less than what is needed for taxpayers to break even, says Shikha Dalmia, a senior analyst at the Reason Foundation. The $23.6 billion represents a 25 percent loss on the federal government's $60 billion direct "investment" in GM. But that's not all that taxpayers are on the hook for. As explained previously, Uncle Sam's special GM bankruptcy package allowed the company to write off $45 billion in previous losses going forward. This could work out to as much as $15 billion in tax savings that GM wouldn't have had had it gone through a normal bankruptcy. Why? Because after bankruptcy, the tax liabilities of companies increase since they have no more losses to write off. This means that the total hit to taxpayers, who still own about a quarter of the company, could add up to $38.6 billion. Although GM will never make taxpayers whole, taxpayer losses could be mitigated if GM's stock price rises before the Treasury sells its remaining equity, something it was supposed to do by year-end but has postponed under the circumstances. GM actually has been doing quite well in North America and China with profit margins of 10 percent, among the best in the industry. The company's big weak spot right now is Europe for two reasons: One, thanks to political pressure and labor resistance, it hasn't been able to address its bloated cost structure there. Two, Europe's economy is imploding, weakening car sales. All of this shows why forcing taxpayers to wager their hard-earned dollars on a risky venture was exactly the wrong thing to do.
- Anonymous9 years ago
I agree with Paladin and believe that they can achieve #5 and create a name.Source(s): 5. What to name the Occupy Wall Street "Demands"
- PaladinLv 79 years ago