Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 29, 2011, 6:13 p.m. EST by granito
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I recently read and voted on the list of demands and I'd like to remind you guys that if you're going to be "the 99%" you should probably keep in mind what the people across the US fall under http://www.gallup.com/poll/120857/conservatives-single-largest-ideological-group.aspx . This said, there is one issue that more people agree on than almost any other issue and that is that congress is doing a terrible job http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html
So I'm asking you guys to reconsider and focus on an issue that unites everyone and leave other issues to the political process once it has been fixed. Wall St is only one of several different corporate factions that has taken advantage of the weakness in the political system. Focusing on just them attacks the symptom but not the disease.
The disease is a dysfunctional congress. They have been kidnapped by lobbyist and special interests from banks, energy companies, telecommunications, defense, you name it. This is why we should focus on fixing congress and making that the "one demand." Please look at http://fixcongressfirst.org/. There's a 2:31 minute that explains the general idea.
I love you guys. What you've done in such a short time and the determination is incredible. My fall break starts next Wednesday and I'm considering coming out to NYC but I'm slowly getting turned off by a lot of the conversation. I want to see this succeed but coming from the 35% (moderate), most of the demands on the document so far just aren't going to get support from moderates much less conservatives (both of which are needed to truly be the 99%). Please choose a demand that can unite us, fix congress first.