Here’s one issue that many people believe the Occupy movement should focus on — bottom to top income redistribution that will only continue if the GOP has its way, with extending Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy with austerity measures for the rest of us:
(VIDEO) Dennis Kucinich: [IN 2008] the Fed gave $7.77 Trillion in secret, non-congressionally approved loans to big banks that made them an estimated $13 Trillion. They’ve used tax payer money to get rich, then insist we need to cut social services that they won’t use. In Mr. Kucinich’s words, “Now do you understand Occupy Wall Street?” (via: jonathan-cunningham)
However, Bob Cesca feels the Occupy movement is losing its way, as it’s hijacked by anarchists and libertarians, with plans to protest a DCCC fundraiser:
Protesting a DCCC fundraiser does nothing to “change the conversation” when those in attendance are already discussing the things you want them to discuss.
Jobs. Taxing the rich and shameless. Financial regulations.
Nancy Pelosi even presided over the most sweeping regulation of Wall Street in decades while she was Speaker of the House, which President Obama later signed into law.
And this is from last night:
More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama.
[...] Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. “Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said. “War crimes must be stopped, no matter who does them,” read another, beside head shots of President George W. Bush and President Obama.
One man, wearing a mask of the president’s face and holding a cigar, carried a sign that read, “I sold out!”
Regardless if you feel that both parties are the same — much of the support coming to the Occupy movement from ‘average’ working and middle class people would have been from which voting block, do ya think: Democrats or Republicans? Union members: Democrats or Republicans? Want tax increases only on the wealthy so spending cuts for the rest of us don’t need to be as deep: Democrats or Republicans? Are they planning to occupy the NRCC or any GOP presidential candidate forums?
I give up.
DEFINITION OF LIBERTARIAN:
A libertarian is someone who wants to take America back to the way it was run in the 1800s, regardless of how much the world has changed since then. Libertarians also have mean hard-ons for unregulated capitalism, believing that the “Invisible Hand” will erase poverty and create a utopia instead of what ACTUALLY happens when you let companies do whatever they want, which is:
-Children working in factories and mines
-Workplaces where death is likely
-Low, low wages
-Shit in your food (Read Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”)
-Even more extreme corporate corruption and political pawns than we have now.
-Getting the living fuck stomped out of you by company-hired goons for trying to organize a union (Battle of the Overpass)