Friday, November 18, 2011

So a friend posted the '8 Demands of the 99%(plus add one of your own)"

and they go like this:
Tax Wall Street for gambling with our money. Pass the financial speculation tax.
Doesn't say what that is; dug around, it's a financial transaction tax of 0.5 percent on Wall Street trading. Yeah, that's going to encourage people, isn't it? Especially since that 'gambling' includes lots of peoples retirement funds and such...
Support education. Put teachers back in classrooms and ease the crippling burden of student debt.
"Pay off my student loans! It's not fair I should have to! And take more money in taxes and give it to schools!"
Keep working families in their homes. Pass a mortgage relief plan that puts the needs of homeowners above the greed of mortgage bankers.
There are honest people in trouble; there are also people who bought far more than they could afford and don't want to have to pay it back or lose the house; no mention of taking account of the differences.
End too big to fail. Rein in the big banks NOW and hold the people who caused the financial crisis accountable.
Does that include Barney Frank & Co.?
Fair share of taxes from the 1%. End the Bush tax cuts for the 1% and close corporate tax loopholes.
And if you're not rich but got benefit from those cuts? Well, you should be screwed for the benefit of the 99%!(how they work that math I don't know)
Businesses should invest in jobs. Corporations must stop sitting on their profits and start hiring again here in America.
"I don't care if the economy says don't do it, I want government to FORCE you to hire people!"
Extend unemployment insurance. Millions of Americans are still out of work, and unemployment insurance is a vital lifeline.
They mean 'extend it AGAIN'. And again. And again...
End corporate control of our democracy. Abolish "corporate personhood" and restore full voting rights to real people.
I'm not sure I understand this one at all; among other things, when did voting rights get taken away from 'real people'?

Notice how much of this consists of "We want to use the force of government to take from THOSE people what they earn and give it to people WE decide need it!"?


Anonymous said...

A tax on speculation means speculators have to make slightly riskier, higher-yield investments to make their nut.

F*****g idiots...

Mattexian said...

I suppose if your idea of utopia is socialist, then forcing all employers to hire even when they don't need to will certainly get the funny money flowing again, as long as there's enough coupons to do it with.