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October 03, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Crew Has Some Demands

And they are pretty much what you'd expect.

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.

Basically they want to pass Smoot-HawleyII because that worked well last time, create trillions and trillions of new debt get paid for a job whether or not they do any work (I actually joked about this before I saw the list. Parody is dead). In general...repeal reality and destroy the economy.

I especially love the demand for an amendment demanding racial equality. Why didn't someone think of that sooner?

Demand list via Adam Baldwin.

BTW- These people are demanding jobs? If you're unemployed, how extensive is your job search if you have time to spend days at a time camping out in lower Manhattan?

I would love for someone from a Wall St firm or two come out and start passing out job applications just to see the reactions of the "protesters".

Amanda Carpenter notes that the "protesters" are looking for help in doing their laundry. An interest in hygiene is certainly a step forward in the world of hippies.


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