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Forum Post: Occupy Demands - Pass it along - Post on Facebook

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 11:21 a.m. EST by neilson2 (0)
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Occupy Demands 1: Campaign Finance Reform: Campaigns will be 100% funded by the $3 Presidential Campaign Fund. This will no longer be optional on returns and $3 will be taken from everyone in lieu of having the choice to pay that $3 in taxes. No more dinner events where people pay thousands of dollars per plate of food to donate. This will take the candidates out of the pockets of those more fortunate and put it back in the hands of the American people. 2A: 3 Term Limit for Congress: This needs to be done to keep fresh ideas flowing, as well as to prevent a pack mentality and life-long political enemies that evolve and begin to erode the political process. This is most evident over the past few years where almost no bills of any importance can pass through congress without the opposing side attaching the names of the most disliked members of congress with the bill as a way to prevent it from passing. Term one for all current members would start in the 2012 election cycle. 2B: Terms served determines percentage of benefits for Congress. This is self-explanatory, but as with any job, the longer you work the more benefits you generally received. We propose members of Congress who serve three full terms receive full benefits. 75% for two term members and 50% for a single term. 3A: No more bonuses for Management in pseudo government business such as Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac. Any agency that would cause the American tax payer to be held liable for its failure should not be permitted to pay bonuses to executives for taking risks to boost their numbers. 3B: Break-up any company that is deemed to be “too large to fail”. Any private business entity has the risk of failing in a capitalistic system, but when they become so large that they would take down the entire economy if they fail, they have to be split. If there is no risk of going under and failing due to the belief they will be bailed out, then they can do unsafe things to reap rewards in the good times without having to worry about the consequences in bad. 4: No more trading of commodity futures by investors. This has been written off as non-consequential, but the fact remains, when people can change markets without the intention of actually purchasing that commodity it raises the prices of food, heating and other fuels for everyone. Commodity investing should not be allowed unless the person making the purchase is deemed to be able to take the delivery they purchase.

These are our demands – We will be heard

Anonymous

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[-] 1 points by wiscokidd (12) from Hayward, WI 7 years ago

I, WE THE 99%, demand that the Constitution be respected and followed as the basis upon which all laws of the land are to be written and enforced until it is amended legally through provisions provided within the Constitution it self.

The Federal Reserve is the first and most obvious and important instance where our government is violating the people's rights and until the FED act be abolished and prohibited as the US Constitution demands all of the members of legislative, executive and judicial branches of government are conspirators of treason.

Article 1, Section 8 begins: the Congress Shall have the Power to: … paragraph 5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin …(not international Banksters). Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 7: No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money… Paragraph 8: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States …( Ben Shalom Bernanke of the Federal Reserve is also on the board ( a noble) of the BIS, Nazi dealing bank). Now check out 14th Amendment, Section 4, The FED is an unconstitutional insurrection treasonous to the Constitution so the national debt is illegal null and void.

[-] 1 points by cjs100293 (9) 7 years ago

You should organize and edit this post to make it easier to read for people. I'm having a bit of a hard time following it. When I first loaded this page all I saw was a giant paragraph and then "These are our demands -- We will be heard".... Also make it so we don't have to set up an account with you guys to comment.

[-] 1 points by coolnyc (216) from Stone Ridge, NY 7 years ago

We all have a list of demands. Is there a group working to distill them into a laundry list that could be voted on - a top 10 list of our collective demands - a list that reflects the shared aspirations of the 99% in the most inclusive way possible? Is there a group working on a way that 99% can vote on the items to include? The leaderless thing is great, but if there is no-one setting the agenda, then you need the infrastructure to run a democratic decision making process. Are there no tech-heads figuring this out yet?

[-] 1 points by mkaylen (6) from Newhall, CA 7 years ago

OWS needs to post a list of demands on their website and give visitors to the website the ability to vote on each demand. eg. Right to work/ no more unions, a limit to campaign spending, no more money printing, restructure home loans now. etc. The total number of votes should display next to the demand. Which ever demands get the greatest number of votes over a defined period of time, should become the demands of OWS. They can get the names of the voters and use it as a petition as well.

[-] 1 points by Human (23) 7 years ago

Lose the health insurance rapists! Lose big pharma! They are destroying us!

[-] 1 points by realtorinorlando (2) from Longwood, FL 7 years ago

Perhaps you should preface Occupy Demands with "My suggested". Just a thought. That would be more honest, don't you think?

[-] 1 points by Hippiesruseless (10) 7 years ago

I'll pas it along to my 3 year old because it looks like a child wrote these. I mean come o. . Immediate debt forgiveness for all. Abolish home schooling what's wrong with u people . U should wrote these in crayon. These demands only hurt ur cause because how idiotic they are it only make u less credible, honestly

[-] 1 points by Human (23) 7 years ago

What's with the "Hippie" bullshit? Are you channeling Tricky Dick, or Spiro? Do you realize how laughable it sounds to hear these ancient chestnuts hurled again? Thanks for the laughs, throw back!

[-] 1 points by Hippiesruseless (10) 7 years ago

Human no one can understand what the hell you are talking about speak normal English ur hurling ancient chestnuts? I k ow ur trying to sound smart but it's not really working buddy

[-] 1 points by Human (23) 7 years ago

The fact that you don't understand my references is not surprising. Instead of cogent thought, or respect for humanity, all you learned was how to remain a middle school bully in to faux adulthood. I'd pity you, but there are too many actual human beings suffering on this planet, why bother? hahahahaha! You are good for a laugh, I'll give you that!

[-] 1 points by Human (23) 7 years ago

By the way, what's "Normal" English? If you are too ignorant to understand, educate yourself.

[-] 1 points by Hippiesruseless (10) 7 years ago

That's why your an idiot I can understand u loud and clear your dumb ass analogies to chestnuts are unneeded. Your trying to sound smart but if you were actually intelligent at all you wouldn't be wasting your time on this nonsense because you'd know your going to accomplish nothingbut get some attention for once in ur life. But hey maybe it will be good for you so I'm happy for that

[-] 1 points by bfranklin (11) from Honey Brook, PA 7 years ago
[-] 0 points by StopOWS (50) 7 years ago

I think maybe those are 'your' demands. Who made you king?