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Forum Post: A list of demands, for the day after the election (from R. Reich):

Posted 2 years ago on May 18, 2012, 5:28 p.m. EST by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ
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Robert Reich likes:

Raise tax rates to 1981 levels (me too, at least)

Put a 2% surtax on the wealth of the top .5% (man this guy is good)

A .5% tax on financial transactions (another winner, he’s on a roll)

Cut the military budget more than scheduled cuts (OK got this one wrong, should be lots more)

Use Medicare to control soaring healthcare costs (thought we did that, must mean do better, anyway his sounds better)

Medicare For All!! (Use the saving for infrastructure and education.)

Resurrect Glass-Steagall (no brainer)

Cap the size of the biggest banks. (Everybody wants this, right?)

Require banks to modify underwater mortgages. (they took a risk too, sometimes you lose)

Public funding for public elections, (his thoughts, my words)

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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

How does this list now?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

It seems people only want to talk about the election.

[-] 1 points by MEHassa (24) 2 years ago

Public funding for public elections, do you mean no donations allowed? I propose to cap donations to $10 per person per month. And ban non humans from making donations.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Clean Election does $5 mostly to make sure you have some actual public support, not just there to pick up the public money, seemed to work OK till the Robert's Court gutted it, point being isn't it only natural that they work for the people who pay for the campaigns?

[-] 1 points by VQkag (930) 2 years ago

I agree, I would also like mandatory voting for all voting age citizens! this scares the 1% most of all.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Someone on here said they fine you in Australia if you don't vote. They say it works pretty good.

[-] 3 points by VQkag (930) 2 years ago

Thats right. Does any one get fined? No! Does everyone vote there? No. but turn out is massive. Can they write in there own name as a protest? Yes! Do they? miniscule. It will work. It is necessary. It is what the 1% fears most. Support OWS. Get the 99% voting for there own interests.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Do you know if there any barriers? I mean the SCOTUS looks like they will overturn the healthcare mandate, is a voting mandate even a possiblity?

[-] 0 points by VQkag (930) 2 years ago

Sure it's possible why not?. make it an issue we agitate for and we will find a way. we must. It is what the 1% fears the most.

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[-] 0 points by factsrfun (6569) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

You see this is what happens when you don't talk about voting for the Ds nobody cares.