The second leg is local energy development, as we import too much from elsewhere.
The third is a completely new tax code, where influence has no value.
I see South American Anal wart Hugo Chavez is backing the OWS rabble.
Chavez slams "horrible repression" of U.S. protests - Yahoo! News
What most people likely will take away from the above passage is that the Occupy movement is anti-corporation/anti-business. But they'd be incorrect....that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments.
What the above passage is really saying is the Occupiers are anti-corruption, and that this sentiment equally applies to our politicians and our judicial system as well. What the Occupy movement is trying to convey, IMO, is right now our government has done more to protect and uplift the corporate interests but have widely ignored the People's interest.
For example, the Declaration speaks to banks being bailed out by the taxpayers, but instead of them turning around and modifying loans to keep people in their homes they instead found ways to delay processing loan modifications and in some cases still foreclosed on people even after they had followed the rules.
Once you truly come to understand how we all have been laid victim by the government (politician)/corporate interest (lobbyist) partnership and how government no longer puts the interest of the People ahead of the interest of corporations - because right now it's all about protecting prosperity - then and only then will "We, the People" begin to stand up and flush out the corrupt politicians and start living up to Lincoln's ideal of "a government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth".
Last edited by Objective Voice; 10-10-11 at 08:50 PM.
While a couple of their complaints sound nobel, what these moochers are about is more government and redistribution of wealth to them. This is Obama reelection 101.
"This is a letter to OWS from FedUpUSA, one of the original Tea Parties:
We support you in exercising your First Amendment Right. We are outraged that any peaceful demonstrator would be assaulted or abused by any authorities.
If you are protesting because there are no jobs— We stand with you.
We are for a free economy and recognize that what we have now is NOT a free economy; it is not capitalism – what we have is a fascist state or crony-capitalism. There is nothing free about doing business with Countries that manipulate their currencies to attract cheap labor. We agree that these jobs need to come back to America.
If you are protesting because no one has gone to jail— We stand with you.
Regardless of what is being said from the white house and media, we know that there are many in the financial district and the banks that have committed fraud and outright theft and we too want to see them prosecuted. We support: STOP THE LOOTING & START PROSECUTING.
If you are protesting because everything costs more— We stand with you.
We see prices rise in our food, gas, clothes yet our wages have stayed the same or have decreased. The Federal Reserve has bailed everyone out but us and not only are we going to have to pay for that, those bailouts make the price of everything else go up because it devalues our currency. We support monetary reform.
If you are protesting because you are tired of our bought and paid for government on both sides— We stand with you.
We are also against the banks and big corporations buying our politicians and writing laws that favor their special interests. We understand that our economy is broken BECAUSE of this and that all of our other issues will never be addressed as long as the financial elite control OUR government.
We understand that these issues cross party lines and ideologies and effect each and every one of us. We also understand that these issues will never get fixed as long as we continue to let the media, the elite, and members of the government separate us by our differing ideologies.
Only Together, can we Implement Change."
An Open Letter From FedUpUSA To Occupy Wall Street Protestors All Over The Country
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
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