Tuesday, November 15, 2011

So Sondra found a list of proposed OWS demands;

how many "Screw freedom, we want the gummint in control!" points can you find? I'll pick a few:
Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. Unionize ALL workers immediately.

Raise the minimum wage immediately to $18/hr. Create a maximum wage of $90/hr to eliminate inequality.

Create a single-payer, universal health care system.

Pass stricter campaign finance reform laws. Ban all private donations. All campaigns will receive equal funding, provided by the taxpayers

And just to have some good double-taxation,
Institute a negative income tax, and tax the very rich at rates up to 90%

Create a 5% annual wealth tax for the very rich

Ban the private ownership of land.

Make homeschooling illegal. Religious fanatics use it to feed their children propaganda.
And(you KNOW they'd get to it)
Ban private gun ownership.
Yeah, can't have some armed peas-uh, counterrevolutionary non-persons disputing you taking their land and homes away from them, now can you?

And they think the represent 99% of the population...


Sigivald said...

In fairness to the OWS dorks, that's Some Random Dude's forum post.

Evocative of the type of supporter they have that makes forum posts like that, yes.

Descriptive of them as a whole, not especially.

(That said, some of those are doubtless very popular with the OWS crowd.

But "some dude's forum post" would be unfair if applied as a manifesto to people I liked, so it's equally unfair applied to people I disagree with.)

Mattexian said...

That "demand" about a new minimum and maximum pay rate, sounds like a brag I heard from Ben&Jerry's ice cream, tho they forgot to mention all the extra perks the owners get, like company-supplied autos and aircraft. As much as I liked some of their flavors, I haven't touched a spoonful of it in many years, and as HEB Grocery has their own variety of delicious pints, I won't have to!

klonopin said...

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