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05 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street: "Dear Santa"

OWS has presented a list of demands which they say will "create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy."  (I'm just going to let the open borders thing slide for now.)

Off the top, I'm not impressed.  Their first demand is X, which they continue to say must be accomplished by alo instituting Y and Z.  That's, ya know, three demands.

ADDED: Additional thoughts.  1. These people are trying to kill us.  2. These people really are trying to kill the country.  3. These people have no idea what America is.  4. These people are gonna be out there "occupying" for a long, long time.

Anyways, here they are...

1. Restore "living wage".  Raise minimum wage to $20/hour.  Reimpose trade tariffs (/end "Freetrade").
2. Universal single payer healthcare.  Ban private insurance companies.
3. Free allowance for everyone!  ("Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.")
4. Extend HS by four years.  (Free college education.)
5. Fast-track process to end fossil fuel economy.  Increase demand for alternative energy.
6. One trillion dollar in infrastructure spending NOW.
7. One trillion dollar in eco-restoration now.  Decommission all nuclear power plants.
8. Racial equal rights amendment.  Gender equal rights amendment.
9. Fully open borders.
10.  Election accountability -- paper ballots counted and recounted in public.
11. Immediate debt forgiveness for all.  (Debt = sovereign debt, commercial loans, mortgages, home equity loans, credit cards, student loans, personal loans...)  "All debt must be stricken from the books."  I must directly quote more from this one: "World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period."
12. Outlaw credit reporting agencies.
13. No regulations on how/when union votes are gathered regarding a union's representation or formation.

ADDED: Sometime between when I posted this and right now, the website responded to some bad press about this list and posted a claim that this list is unofficial.  Mhmm.

1 comment:

  1. Do these people recognize that erasing all debt on the books includes erasing any income they are currently owed by their employers? (Not to mention erasing all moneys the govt currently has set aside for the next round of checks for soldiers, social security...)