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Forum Post: The occupy party has been created

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 5:04 p.m. EST by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB
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[-] 3 points by nucleus (3291) 3 years ago

The so-called Occupy Party has a pretty pathetic "platform".

  • Improve Functioning of the Central Bank.
  • Limit Corporate Ability to Influence Elections.
  • Buffet Rule, higher tax on millionaires (income over $1m).
  • Limit Involvement of Lobbyists in Legislative Process.

Here is some of what we need:

  • Eliminate the Federal reserve system.
  • Eliminate Corporate Ability to Influence Elections.
  • Restore true progressive taxes at pre-1980 rates.
  • Eliminate Involvement of Lobbyists in Legislative Process.
  • Medicare for all.
  • End wars, slash military spending
[-] 0 points by Infowar (295) 3 years ago

No ending the wars?

[-] 2 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

And I do believe that lobbyists should be kicked aside

[-] 1 points by thunk (15) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by CalinMi (7) from Lansing Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I think this is a Terrible Idea! We should be working on Issues Not endorsing Politicians, who we all know will say Anything to get elected! It is my understanding they the Occupy Party has endorsed a Politician here in Michigan. I have to tell you that if this Is the case, you couldn't have picked a worse candidate to endorse. If this is what will be coming out of the Occupy Party, I just can't stand behind this group. I think if you are going to endorse politicians in other states maybe you should contact the Local Occupy before making that kind of Decision. I and others in Our Occupy are Not happy that he is now being associated with Us Here. Now we have to send out a press release to let the people in Our State know that We Do Not support this candidate!

[-] 1 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

If you want your point out there contact them

[-] 1 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

@nucleus that is true If you want to tell them what they need simply post on there forum or contact them by email

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 3 years ago

That's not how consensus works.

[-] 1 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

And I can't lie there are the minority of those idiots showing up at our protests but who are we to tell them to leave I mean cmon

[-] 1 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

Yes most people from the outside believe were a bunch of crack heads

[-] 1 points by the99areLazy (14) from Benton, PA 2 years ago

You guys are

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Can you hook me up man?

I'm keen for anything, even some crank.

Whatya got?

[-] 1 points by the99areLazy (14) from Benton, PA 2 years ago

Sorry all I have is a good education and a job.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

I'm an employer of seven people. I build houses.

Was hoping you could provide some much needed help.

The way you talk, sounds like you are on the game.

[-] 1 points by angrylollipop (49) 3 years ago

This is a good step in legitimizing the movement in the minds of the general public. I hope support for this increases now and in the future because a political party shows organization and seriousness to most people.

We can still work outside of politics on a grass-roots level. We can still work within business on a non-profit level.

To approach from all of these angles and continue to fight in all the ways that our detractors do, would ensure the continued progress, legitimacy and forward momentum of our ideas.

[-] 1 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

But the occupation party has no real political theory just based of what the movement is fighting for

[-] 1 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

@talkinboutrevolution It doesn't those are just my own personal beliefs

[-] 1 points by talkinboutarevolution (54) 3 years ago

Where does that website use the term social democrat?

[-] 1 points by SocialDemocratic (29) from St John, NB 3 years ago

Well Now there is and I think it's great securing seats this is what i've always been going for

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 3 years ago

i was thinking "NO" party was in order.

[-] 1 points by MsStacy (1035) 3 years ago

Interesting, we'll see if it goes the way of most third parties in the past. My personal choice would have been to run Occupy candidates in Democrat primaries and take some seats that way. Now they may just pull away some votes and get more Republicans in.

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[-] 0 points by aeturnus (231) from Robbinsville, NC 3 years ago

I tend to support the idea of the occupy party.

I have also been toying with an idea that maybe we don't need candidates. We can just use consensus and other decision-making efforts through mail and technology, and supply call the candidate "The Occupy Party." I don't know if such an idea would work, but maybe it's a thought.

[-] 0 points by MASCEL (40) 3 years ago

personally I am sick of the whole system