Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 8, 2012, 9:32 a.m. EST by yersign
from Rockford, IL
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I’ve been following the Occupy “movement” since it began on Wall Street. I believe conceptually with the “messages” however, I believe it is being misdirected. Occupy is fooling itself and wasting a lot of EXCEPTIONAL effort by hoping to put on enough pressure that Washington and Wall Street will cave in to the 99%. The ONLY WAY to make POSITIVE change is to go through our political and legal processes. IT CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED BY MARCHING, CAMPING, PICKETING, etc!!! The bottom line is America needs REAL change in Washington and IT CANNOT/WILL NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE MAJORITY OF CURRENT SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN!!! The Occupy movement MUST support their OWN candidates for Congress and the Senate who believe and support the Constitution and ALL the values that America was founded upon. Current politicians just don’t get it. Unless America is successful in electing true Americans into office, our Country will continue down its current, self-destructive path. One or two candidates can’t do anything – WE MUST REPLACE THE MAJORITY OF BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE!!!! It is time to return Washington to a “government of the people, by the people, for the people” rather than a government of the government, by the government, for the government. The ONLY way to force the 1% (corporations and the “rich”) to pay their fair share (an EQUAL percent) of taxes is to rewrite the current tax code. The ONLY way to reduce the national debt is to CUT SPENDING BELOW INCOME. That is how we as citizens do it! The SAME concept works for ANY organization. When a politician speaks about cutting expenses, have any of them EVER mentioned cutting expenses going outside the US? NO MORE PENSIONS/BENEFITS UNTIL AT LEAST 15 YEARS SERVICE. Why do we pay a pension to a politician who only serves a single term? What other occupation provides a pension and benefits for life following 2 to 4 years of employment (other than perhaps professional sports)? Medical benefits must be basically the same as available to mainstream AMERICANS, and funded proportionally by the members (NOT FREE). Compensation packages are approved by the politician’s “bosses” - The AMERICAN VOTING PUBLIC, through election ballots. Each politician must provide a summary list of each of their supporters (individuals and organizations), indicating their support by percentage. No need to set term limits – given true political alternatives, Americans will vote for the right performers!
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT MOVE TOWARDS SUPPORTING TRUE AMERICAN CANDIDATES FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO AFFECT REAL POSITIVE CHANGE FOR AMERICA. AND WE NEED TO BEGIN WITH WASHINGTON FIRST – BEFORE INDIVIDUAL STATES!!! ANY OTHER ROUTE IS FUTILE!!!!! With over 25 years in business management, I would LOVE to be one of these new political candidates.