Posted 9 months ago on Aug. 4, 2012, 3:06 p.m. EST by organize1134
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OWS has no hope of success without change. The Tea Party is organized, well funded, and well defined. OWS is nothing but anger and undirected energy. While the Tea Party has candidates for congress, Super PACs, a specific policy platform, and a national organization OWS has a general goal of defeating, what, wealth?
The Government is not your enemy, the Tea Party is. The Government is not the problem, those in Congress pushing for cutting taxes for the wealthy and raising them on the poor are. The media can be your friend if you let it be, but they will not help you if you give them nothing to report.
Without a specific set of policy goals taxes will continue to fall for the rich, the poor will still be exploited, and all social changes that we have fought for over the past 50 years will be overturned.
If you want a real solution to the concentration of wealth among the 1% raise the Capital Gains tax from 15 to 35%, raise the taxes on those making 1 million a year to 45%, raise the estate tax to 70%. Eliminate all corporate tax loopholes and then raise the corporate tax rate to 40%.
With these tax increases ensure that every american has health coverage by expanding medicare and medicaid to cover all those less than 150% of the poverty line and offering a public health insurance provider to keep the private companies honest. Ensure that all Americans have enough to eat by increasing spending and eligibility to food stamps. And provide a free college education to all citizens, shifting the cost of public universities from the students to the 1%, who currently benefit from their education without helping with the cost.
These changes ensure that every american has an equal shot at happiness, and that wealth is not hereditary.
I call on whoever claims to be in charge of OWS with a plea: 1) Adopt these policies or those like them 2) Begin searching for candidates to run for congress in the 2014 election cycle 3) Stop your pig headed opposition to PACs
Please, do not let the sacrifices of those who have protested across the world go to waste by letting the movement die without making a real change.
The movement is close to drawing its last breath, at least try to make it a shout