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Forum Post: Suggested goals

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 10, 2011, 10:32 p.m. EST by mdses123 (3)
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Someone posted about the Summer of Justice. Looks great. After reading through too much verbiage these are the demands or issues that will be promoted at that event. We should consider aligning.

Seven issues in America today that need to be addressed

1) Tax the rich and corporations

2) End the wars, bring the troops home, cut military spending

3) Protect the social safety net, strengthen Social Security and improved Medicare for all

4) End corporate welfare for oil companies and other big business interests

5) Transition to a clean energy economy, reverse environmental degradation

6) Protect worker rights including collective bargaining, create jobs and raise wages

7) Get money out of politics

I support these 7 objectives – They are fairly clear, fairly measurable, and would make a huge difference.

I think there should be two or three overarching broad goals that tie the movement and the diverse groups together and then the above objectives are what we all work toward that help us achieve the long term goals.

Proposed Goal 1- Increase the fairness of the tax code and other policies to better support the middle class, the safety net, and the economy

Proposed Goal 2 - Protect our health and our environment from corporate greed

Proposed Goal 3 – Prevent corporate political influence and restore political power to the people

All 7 objectives or issues relate to these three goals. I’m concerned like many others that want to get involved that without clear goals and objectives we will not make significant gains. I’ll be down on Thursday and plan to participate. Thanks to everyone taking action.

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[-] 1 points by KarmaTinfoil (52) from Philadelphia, PA 2 years ago

How to end money in 1 generation;

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[-] 1 points by 71353933 (85) 2 years ago

I will add to that list the goal of lowering the cost of higher education.

[-] 1 points by faazher (4) from Cottonwood, CA 2 years ago

Clear goals are key if this movement should bare fruit, and I believe your list here encompasses the majority of our discontentedness. I'm leaving it everywhere. Thank you for the distillation.

[-] 1 points by oceanweed (521) 2 years ago

end bush tax cuts , rebuild America bridges and roads , invest in middle class not banking class thats the occupy wall street message.

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

i agree with and support these basic goals and objectives. aside from wanting to end taxation period and just print the money in congressional banks.

end the fed..

http://occupywallst.org/forum/corporate-oligarchy/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/thetruth-socialismcapitalismcommunismmarxism/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/capitalism-versus-corporatism/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-war/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/help-me-understand/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/capitalism-a-love-story/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/sociology/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/energy-101-solution/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ethics/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/break-your-left-right-conditioning/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/nader-kucinich-and-paul/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/5-facts-you-should-know-about-the-wealthiest-one-p/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-am-homeless-joe-jp-morgan-chase-accidentally-for/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/can-we-end-the-fed/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-end-the-federal-reserve-and-what-do-you-replac/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/where-are-we-and-how-do-we-move-forward/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/things-wall-st-did-were-not-illegal/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/teaching-the-occupation/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/this-forum-needs-structure/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-is-not-your-personal-billboard-for-your-politi/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/systems-theory-primer/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/organize-inform-take-action-effect-change/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/better-website-needed/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/stop-playing-the-devils-games/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/nonviolence-the-only-path/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-not-against-capitalism/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/this-is-not-about-political-stripe-it-is-about-bas/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/national-initiative-for-democracy/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-third-political-party-the-movement-of-the-middle/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/300-fema-camps/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-is-a-false-flag-operation/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-this-will-not-work/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/paradigm-shift-now/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-proposal-for-focus/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/stop-the-bullshit-posts-and-get-organized/

[-] 1 points by jjrousseau714 (59) 2 years ago

Stiglitz and Krugman know the way

[-] 1 points by steve005 (256) from Cincinnati, OH 2 years ago

I agree with a few, but making demands toward a system that has already failed you is pointless, we need BIGGER change

[-] 1 points by LOVEPEACE (199) 2 years ago

Agreed. Focus on ONE thing. PEACE. DEMAND PEACE. Everything else will follow. Violent domination is the problem. We are all enslaved by it. The people that enforce the rigged system make war and kill millions of people and we think they are just going to change it so they aren't allowed to do that anymore? That is the PURPOSE of the system you are attempting to reform. Let them keep their blood money. REFUSE WAR. Demand Peace. PEACE is prosperity. No need to worry about the details. In a peaceful environment that will fall in line naturally. EVERYONE will be happy to participate when they are FREE.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

"No need to worry about the details. "

the mind worries over detail that is a survival instinct

[-] 1 points by LOVEPEACE (199) 2 years ago

Well if you want to survive this change you will need to listen to your heart.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

I was thinking about that when I heard

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the fed gives banks low interest loans which then turn around buy federal bonds

that yield higher interest than the original loans

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this imbalance made my head hurt

[-] 1 points by LOVEPEACE (199) 2 years ago

It's intended to confuse. If everyone KNEW it was rigged no one would participate in it at all. But then that's why we have a huge police state and military.. Just in case you decided to think to much there's always the threat of violence to keep your support.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

that is why we can not use violence to bring about change

if we use violence as a tool, we condone it's use

and the violent will be allowed to come back into power

[-] 1 points by LOVEPEACE (199) 2 years ago

SPOT ON brother. Man people are waking up. It is awesome. PEACE!