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Forum Post: Time for Occupy to make some demands...

Posted 5 years ago on May 2, 2012, 7:48 p.m. EST by lazytigerz (0)
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Time for some demands...Only 3. The first> a 35% pay decrease for all public servants, elected or appointed, federal, state, and local public servants. Second> 1% interest rate on all student loans, retroactive to the year 2000. All loans prior to 2000 are to be frozen with no interest rates accruing. Third> 35% reduction of all public servants within 2 years. These 3 demands will help our country and the 99%. Why Occupy? To make it right.



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[-] 2 points by Endgame (535) 5 years ago

The core message and demand of Occupy must be

1.Remove outside money from politics, public funding or public/government funding only. End the bribery.

It ties into ALL issues. If that isn't Occupy's main demand and message, this movement is already dead and we're all wasting our time.


[-] 2 points by the13thfloor (27) 5 years ago

End the drug war!!!

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 5 years ago

Wow, your first post? Yawn. Who were you last week? Is troll one "l" or two?

I demand that you take your garbage somewhere else. Don't need any more.

[-] 1 points by JPMcMahon (18) 5 years ago

Ladytigerz, You really got some libertarian shit going on with #1 and #3! The public employee unions, the teachers, cops, garbage-men, clerks, and anyone else who drew a govt. check for work, would go completely ape-shit if those things were even suggested. Even the Tea Party Republicans aren't that crazy. But if politicians were paid less, isn't there a greater chance that they would seek money elsewhere? What kind of politicians, lawyers, doctors, or engineers are you going to get to work in the government if you pay that much less than the private sector? As for #2, definitely not libertarian. If someone signed a legal, binding contract to fulfill a financial obligation to another entity (like a bank), they have to do it without the federal government getting into the middle of it. No one went to a "federal" college except for the service academies, and they didn't need to take out loans. So why is the fed suddenly responsible? Why not take it up with the colleges themselves? God knows they all have money. If a student didn't understand the conditions of their loan, then it is quite obvious that maybe they shouldn't have been in college in the first place. Anyway, interesting thread.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

If there is going to be three, some of the more popular ones are usually:

  1. Remove money from politics, public funding only
  2. Reinstate Glass Steagall
  3. Full audit of the Federal Reserve

Thats basically all

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33475) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago


Remove money "corporate" special interest money from politics - Campaign finance reform.

Osta - one subject at a time legislation.

Citizens United - remove personhood for corporations.

Prosecute the Economic white collar criminals that caused the meltdown.

And more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

I went around to quite a few occupies and took lists. Those were consistently at the top. Im not saying I endorse them all. Im just saying those are usually the most popular ones.

PS_ Your first one and third one go with the #1. Prosecution of the meltdown starts with the Fed REserve, so that is #3. I didnt really here too many people demanding one line legislation.


[-] -3 points by Frog12 (0) 5 years ago

Yes because any intelligent person is actually gonna take demands from OWS seriously.

[-] 1 points by VQkag (930) 5 years ago

Do not cut workers pay. thats very hurtful to the economy. we need people to have more money to spend not less. How else can we increase demand and corps to hire more Americans. Also do not fire workers. They are the 99% and we need more workers not less. We have an unemployment problem remember. the student items are ok.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 5 years ago

i dont think he meant workers,, he meant elected or appointed positions.