Unofficial list of demands

Original here.

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.
Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.
Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.
Demand four: Free college education.
Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.
Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.
Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.
Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.
Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.
Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.
Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.
Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.
Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.
These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.

Now there is an Admin note on them stating:

Admin note: This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands.

But honestly, that doesn’t help.  There is so much WRONG with that list of demands, official or not, and it was apparently posted by a OWS protestor who thinks that THIS will solve ALL their problems.  Are you really that stupid??  And to top it off several of them QUIT THEIR JOBS to come protest.  They even proudly admit it in video!  Maybe they weren’t the greatest jobs ever, but it was a job.  It helped pay the bills.  How in hell is quitting to come protest about lack of jobs a good idea??  Well except for the part where now there’s a job opening for someone who’ll actually work….

Now I’ll admit that I’m really not happy about the “bailouts” and I’d love to see some of those over priced CEO’s salaries get cut in half, or further, but how in heck is protesting going to solve those problems?? 

Oh, and yes, I can believe that some police are being over-zealous in pursuit of their duties.  No its not right, but it happens pretty much any time there’s an event even half this big.  Get over it.  You’re not that special.

4 Comments

  1. Comment by DCE:

    What I found the most amusing (or most disturbing…I'm not sure which) is the call for trade tariffs to 'save' American jobs. This was tried before. It was called the Smoot-Hawley Trade Tariff Act. Once passed, it turned a moderately severe recession into The Great Depression. All trade stopped as other countries retaliated. And here it is these idiots want to do it AGAIN.

  2. Comment by Ruth:

    But that would require paying attention in history class!

    I think my personal favorite is the free college tution…….yah, good luck finding teachers!

  3. Comment by DCE:

    But 'free' isn't really free. The taxpayers pay the tuition. And like anything in life, if you get something that someone else will be paying for, you won't appreciate it at all. A zero-cost (to the student) college education will be worth exactly that – zero.

  4. Comment by Ruth:

    That too.