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Forum Post: The Ultimate Goals Of OWS!

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 2:38 p.m. EST by fwankie123 (490) from Immokalee, FL
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Get the Fair Elections Now Act passed into law.

Require new FCC regulations granting 100% FREE air time to all federal candidates who obtain sufficient petition signatures and/or votes to get on the ballot and participate in the primaries and/or electoral process.

End the "revolving door" of politicians and their staffs from ever becoming becoming lobbyists and prohibit all federal public employees, officers, officials from ever being employed by any corporation, individual or business that they specifically regulated while in office.

Break up the biggest banks. Reenact Glass-Steagall. Abolish credit default swaps. Derivatives must be traded on transparent exchanges. Tax all financial transactions at 1% (raise $400 billion a year).

End the wars. Reduce the military budget by half ($275 billion).

Medicare For All. Allow Medicare to purchase drugs directly. Give MEDPAC more authority to drive down medical costs.

Create a fair and progressive federal tax code with a top rate of 70%. Eliminate corporate loopholes, unfair tax breaks, exemptions and deductions, subsidies and end all tax havens.

New Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to create millions of jobs rebuilding America.

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[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 11 years ago

Stop all bribes to candidates. That means the bag men (code name lobbyists) are prohibited from giving any money to any candidate. They are free to speak as much as they want. Prevent the bribes and all the bag men will disappear on their own.

The problem is bribes, not money. OWS has failed to recognize the obvious problem. read more -- http://overthecoals.blogspot.com/

[-] 1 points by fwankie123 (490) from Immokalee, FL 11 years ago

steve,

the problem is much bigger than lobbyists. money is coming in from everywhere, even overseas!

[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 11 years ago

fwankie, try reading more carefully. I never said that bag men were the only problem. Another big problem that is much worse is that you liberals white wash bag men by using the term "lobbyists".

You people are in a trance by white washing bribes with their terms.

[-] 1 points by fwankie123 (490) from Immokalee, FL 11 years ago

I don't think I missed anything...