Polls show that 66 percent of Americans support the Occupy Wall Street Movement. With its progressive, people oriented agenda, and its work against corporate malfeasance, such as illegal foreclosures, the Occupy Movement is on the rise. More importantly, unlike the Koch Brothers financed Tea Party, most of these Occupy folks aren’t going to be easily bought off.
Archive for February, 2012
Just when the economic news was looking promising for President Obama, seeking re-election in November, the crisis in relations with Iran has helped push a barrel of crude oil back over $100 and petrol at the pump to more than $4 a gallon in some areas. Will the price of gas hurt Obama at the polls?
The corrupt corporate Koch Brothers wing of the Supreme Court effectively ensured that they would decide who wins and who loses in the political battle being waged in the halls of congress and in the white house over the distribution of income and wealth when they sided with their benefactors, the Koch Brothers, in ruling yes on the Citizens United case in 2010.
There was a $2500 campaign contribution limit before Citizens United. Now every rich person can form what’s called a Super Pac, toss a bazillion dollars into it, have the Pac spend all of those dollars on one or more candidates of his or her choice, and pretty much make the votes of the 99 percent valueless in the political markets of congress and the white house. They are and always have been markets, usually going to the highest bidder.
The government has made legislative decisions over the last thirty years that has redistributed more and more income from working people to the rich. The Koch Brothers Supreme Court made it even worse for the 99 percent. We’ve had a plutocracy for decades; but now it’s even more so.
This is the golden rule in action; he who has the gold makes the rules. Here’s what’s being done about it.
BEST THING I HAVE HEARD YET…..From a senior citizen around 80 yrs. of age.
We aren’t useless yet.
There recently was an article in the St. Petersburg , Fl. Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on:
“How Would You Fix the Economy?” I think this guy nailed it!
Dear Mr. President,
Please find below my suggestion for fixing America ‘s economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
You can call it the “Patriotic Retirement Plan”:
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new AMERICAN Car. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.
It can’t get any easier than that!!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes..
Mr. President, while you’re at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I’ll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!
If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know.
If not, please disregard.
Optimism about the national economy, which sagged in 2011, has rebounded in the first two months of this year, according to a survey this month by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Currently, 44% of people say they expect economic conditions to be better a year from now, up from 34% in January and 28% in December.
Moreover, more than half of people (54%) say either that the economy is already recovering (25%) or that it will recover soon (29%). Last April, 44% said a recovery was already underway or would soon occur.