Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 7:56 p.m. EST by npowell85
from Montana City, Mt
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13 Prosecutions of the guilty: You offer no evidence or names. Are we to just have a witch hunt of the rich people and assume they did something because they have lots of money?
12 Rights of victims must take precedent in courts: No specific example have been given, and even if they did take you seriously and want to enact these changes, where are we to get the money to retro-fit every courtroom in the US with recording and dubbing equipment? You offer no solution to pay for the entitlements you request.
11 The United States must sign and ratify all human rights agreements with all other countries: Thats not asking much, just for global consensus. No big deal, they can knock that out next week. Also, the description and the title don't ask for the same thing so I don't know which one to argue...
10 Office of the Citizen: You want to create a giant new bureaucracy that is to independently investigate every accusation of local corruption. How do you pay for it? You accuse 60% of police of falsifying police reports and provide no evidence to back it up. And what does that have to do with Wall Street?
9 Equal rights for women: Women have equal rights now. You again offer nothing specific to base your claims on. Women's rights activists have been beating that drum for 200 years. If there is a problem you are not going to fix it by demanding it from this government, and you definitely aren't going to fix it by demanding it from Wall Street.
8 National Repeal of Capital Punishment: Has nothing to do with Wall Street or the financial meltdown. Can we please try and stay on topic?
7 Free Education Kindergarten Through College: You already have free education K-12 and theres no way to pay for every bodies college. Best we can do is guarantee that everyone will have the ability to get a government backed loan to go, and give them some extra cash to help with books, housing, and food. Oh yeah... we do.
6 End the War on Drugs: Great Idea! would save the country lots of money and create new tax revenue and jobs, and probably have more success driving down addiction rates than the drug war does. But, again, this is off topic and will likely drive away many potential supporters of your cause who agree with changing financial inequality but disagree with drug reform. Remember, not everybody is a hippie, but everybody is affected by the financial crisis.
5 Forgive Student Loan Debt and re construct the education system: You offer no specific way to pay for all the debt of the students or ideas for improving schools. The government is just suppose to take it upon itself to see that this is done to your satisfaction? How do we pay the massive student loan debt that the people currently have? That money has to come from somewhere. You are advocating that we take your student loan debt and spread it around to everybody then? So after I've paid off my student loans and my wife's, you want me to pay yours too? Thats not fair.
4 Restructure Campaign Finance Legislation: Very important for the future success of our country. But remove the word "fuck" from your vocabulary while talking about the changes we need to improve our collective lives. Seriously? Who wrote this stuff?
3 Forced Acquisition of the Federal Reserve for $1Billion USD by the US Congress: This doesn't fix the problem. The FED being private is not the issue. The issue is we have a debt based monetary system rather than a fiat one. Do some checking, I'm sure you will agree.
2 Repeal of the Patriot Act: Individual liberties are very important and this piece of legislation has set us further back than anything the government has done in recent times. However, it is not the fault of Wall Street, and it does not speak to the current problem. PLEASE PLEASE stay on topic
1 Eliminate Corporate Rights as Persons: This is what we need to be talking about. Only this. Start small and you could possibly make some kind of measurable progress.