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Forum Post: This was tweeted by OccupyPhoenix, can we all agree that something must be done!

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 15, 2013, 5:43 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ
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[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 5 years ago

The stagnated wages of the 99% that the 1% corp oligarchs created is most definitely at the center of why I joined Occupy.

  • Overturn citizens untited, get all money out of politics!

  • Living wage w/ cola.

  • Laws prohibiting execs make 400% of their avg workers.

  • Laws dictating profit go to workers before lobbying and exec bonuses

  • Stocks as compensation to execs.

  • Ownership of corp shared with workers.

  • Penalize outsourcing, reward insourcing.

And more. So much must change for workers to regain the ground the 1% corp oligarchs took away with the conservative policies that repubs push proudly & some dems always betray progressive principles to support.

And to get all these goals"

  • Replace pro 1% conservatives w/ pro 99% progressives.
[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

Long ago I noticed how wealth was concentrating and that the forces at play seemed to be positive feedback loops, I observed at that time, to my co-workers how the system would of course at some point collapse, since then I have spent a good deal of time learning to understand their resistance to an obvious fact. I still am, OWS attempts to do that as well I think, so I’m here to see how that works out.

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 5 years ago

I wondered about all that ' job creation' and decrease in unemployment that the media has been reporting. Yes, many, including myself are now working many different service jobs just to create income. I'm house sitting for wealthy snowbirds, selling items at farmer's markets and gardening. None of those things provide any savings or real security, SS or retirement. But, oh boy, I have at least THREE jobs now!!!! Yipeeee :D I know the recession has been over for several months and many found that hard to believe but I am living proof that it has ended!

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 5 years ago

Please consider starting a business and registering for it to be acquired by the 99% Conglomerate. You might get too busy to do much else.

Back to Topic References: http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/conglomerate-and-dgrc-topic-references/

[-] -2 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

I have long said, one of our largest problems is that jobs don't pay enough, we reserve our highest tax rates for work, while those making money from money pay the least.

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 5 years ago

It's the clash between the white collar and blue collar mentality. White collar workers are generally educated and many years ago, only the elite were educated which created in them a sense of superiority. They had worked hard using their brains, not their bodies and they believed that the laborers needed them and therefore should be grateful for anything they get given that they are just ' losers' who can't do anything else. The white collar ego could not handle being in competition with someone so ' beneath' them and so they continue to oppress and stall any advancement of the workers.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

interesting, not a bad way to look at it, I think it's about keeping labor cost down and Americans are good at what we do.

[-] 0 points by Gillian (1842) 5 years ago

I wish that there was a forum for families to tell their real life stories- a single place, like this forum, for everyone who has fallen victim to the economy to tell in detail what they go through, the choices they are forced to make each day, the losses, the oppression. As poor as I've been in my life at times, even I can't realistically envision the plight of the average American. The details matter, they make it real and not just a ' poor concept'.
Legislators who decide to try living on food stamps for a week don't get even half of what it's like to live in the real America.
It's sort of like how many of us really don't know what it's like living in a shelter. We can imagine it but our imagination is very limited and will always fail us until we see it up close.

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

23 million a month is what is being robbed by the residents of maricopa county.

Think that might make a difference?

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

you're blabbing hc, talking about wealth inequality really twists your tongue up, does it?