Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 27, 2011, 5:10 p.m. EST by freedomfries
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We need to concentrate on EXACTLY what it is we want changed.
Legislation that would end "corporate welfare". If the demise or the possibility thereof of a company comes at it's own hands then they should fully and personally experience any adverse effects their actions produced. And if their demise would harm the overall economy then the Government should be able to assume full control of the company until the wrinkles get smoothed out, then give them the opportunity to buy the company back by paying back all of the taxpayer money (with interest) used to hire analysts, accountants, or anyone else that would be involved with righting their wrong as a result of their irresponsibility or financial malpractice rooted from negligence or dishonesty.
Legislation that would require 100% transparency for effective auditing before, during and after the fact. (maintaining trade secrets is of high importance, however their importance should not allow the hiding of greedy practices. These types of audits where sensitive information is being handled can be done confidentially, kind of like certain things are discussed in Judge's chambers in criminal and civil cases when needed.) After all the whole reason they got as far as they did was because they were not being monitored. We need babysitters for them. I don't know of anyone that finds the fact that Casino employees and bank tellers are subject to being video taped and having their records scrutinized absurd. How should they be any different. They have too much power to be left home alone.
Now let's say that everyone agreed with me (which is rare) We would vote on it and make any changes that needed to be made. The next step would be to test our proposed legislation against the constitution to make sure that we are being fair (this would require someone with someone advanced legal expertise who is fluent in legalese) then get some signatures and or endorsements from anyone in the government that agrees to back it up. This will show that THIS is SPECIFICALLY what we want. Only then will we be taken seriously.
I think the passion that those who hold signs, or dance, or make music or art that are on wall street now participating are great, and I love the fact that there are heroic and brave people out there that know they might be subject to being attacked by police, rained on, and not be near the comforts of home because they want change, this is our most valuable characteristic , but we need more cowbell. The song and dance routine will only get so far . We need to collectively draft proposed legislation, vote on the terms and make changes if needed, get people to sign then bring that to our protests.
We are the 99%! THIS is exactly what we want! we have xxx,xxx,xxx people who agree! we demand you make these changes now!