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Forum Post: What's the Objective of Occupy?

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 3:42 p.m. EST by doglover101 (2) from Crescent City, CA
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Besides having anger at the 1% and protesting all of the problems our country is facing, I still don't understand what the objective of Occupy Wall Street is. What solutions are being proposed? I believe that in order to get through our problems, we need a change within the federal government to combat corrupt bureaucracy, not a complete upheaval of the system we have in place. If we find a way to get Congress to spend less money than is received through tax revenue, we won't even have to worry about overtaxing anybody...

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[-] 2 points by michaelspades (4) 2 years ago

Occupy Congress will take place on January 17th. The first stage has been gaining support and raising awareness. The next stage will be enacting legislative change. We follow a democratic process and we are a rapidly growing movement so it is a slow process of coming to consensus on an agenda. We are three months in, have already formed a large network online, occupation in over a thousand cities, enacted coordinated large scale actions, and developed proposals for local and national agendas in our General Assembly. Give us a little more time to grow.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 2 years ago

granted.

Here comes OWS out of the cradle... endlessly rocking!

[-] 1 points by TheScarecrow (1) from Santa Fe, NM 2 years ago

I believe the objective should be "Government For The People by The People" This Country was founded on the idea that every person should have an equal say in the way that things are done. Congress needs a few more rules. Term limits, should be the same as the president, two four year tems, no more. Campaign finance reform, no more donations from anyone, elections should be publicly funded, with some sort of time limit on campaign season, we don't need year long campaigns. No more voting themselves pay raises. People serving in congress should make no more than the average Working American, and they should have no retirement or healthcare plans unless those same plans are available to every single American.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20418) 2 years ago

Here's a few objectives:

Getting money out of politics. Reinstate Glass-Steagall. A more fair tax system. Living wage for all.

[-] 1 points by stuartchase (861) 2 years ago

To bring attention to companies like this:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/make-a-stand-join-the-clan/

The Revolution starts here!

[-] 1 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 2 years ago

The objective of OWS is to occupy. The solutions to the crises our world faces that OWS proposes is to occupy. Our demand is that the 1% stop asking us what our demands are.

OWS is a tiny, tiny movement. It is really in no position to offer solutions to the problems we face until it is much much bigger, at least 100 times bigger than it is now, perhaps even 1000 times bigger than it is now.

OWS can really only honestly represent itself. It really cannot presume to speak for all of the 99%. There job, the job of the 99%, is to organize themselves. Once the 99% is substantially organized we will be in a much better position to offer democratically arrived at solutions. To propose any solutions before a substantial number of the 99% have organized themselves would be presumptuous and highly undemocratic.

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 2 years ago

For now Occupy represents the feeling of millions that things are rigged, that times are getting desperate and that something has to be and can be done.

[-] 0 points by REALamerican (241) 2 years ago

To get more than they deserve. They think things like money, jobs, health care, and cookies should be just handed to them. They also think a CEO that has fought tooth-and-nail to the top of the ladder should make the same as a janitor. basically they want to legalize laziness...