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November 18, 2011
What does Occupy Wall Street Want?
What do they want? Here is a list of demands posted on the Occupy Wall Street website*. As a humorous exercise you can keep track of how many violations of the Constitution this list encompasses. Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. Unionize ALL workers immediately. Raise the minimum wage immediately to $18/hr. Create a maximum wage of $90/hr to eliminate inequality. Institute a 6 hour workday, and 6 weeks of paid vacation. Institute a moratorium on all foreclosures and layoffs immediately. Repeal racist and xenophobic English-only laws. Open the borders to all immigrants, legal or illegal. Offer immediate, unconditional amnesty, to all undocumented residents of the US. Create a single-payer, universal health care system. Pass stricter campaign finance reform laws. Ban all private donations. All campaigns will receive equal funding, provided by the taxpayers. Institute a negative income tax, and tax the very rich at rates up to 90%. Pass far stricter environmental protection and animal...(Read Full Post)