The creepy Occupy Wall Street protesters now have a specific list of demands. Allow me to humbly deconstruct each of them:
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.
Have you ever heard of "Taft-Hartley", comrade? That was implemented by President Hoover and it ushered in the Great Depression of the 1930s. The reason tariffs fail is because other countries retaliate with tariffs of their own; a trade war results and you get a global depression. Tariffs are passed on to consumers with higher prices for everything imported. Besides, aren't you a "citizen of the world" who wants open borders? Why would you want to further impoverish folks in other countries, by restricting their exports?
Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hour.
Why only $20? Why not $40? $100? $1000? The problem with any minimum wage is that it puts people out of work -- the higher the wage, the more unemployment. A private employer can only hire someone at a wage less than the marginal contribution of that person's labor to their business. Otherwise the employer goes out of business. Most people earn more than the minimum wage because they are worth more, so the employer must pay them more in order to keep them from going to a competitor.
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.
Obama tried take over one-sixth of the U.S. economy with ObamaCare. Almost every legislator who went along with this misguided scheme was voted out of office in 2010. While it proved politically impossible to immediately implement a "single payer" government monopoly, both Right and Left agree that ObamaCare will not work in its present form, insurers will eventually go bankrupt and a government monopoly will result. The Left is happy with such a government monopoly, the Right ... not so much.
When has government ever provided a service better than the private sector? Ask anyone in the military whether he would rather go to a private hospital or one in the Veterans Administration.
Michael Moore actually thinks Cuba's health care is superior to that in the U.S. That is just nuts. ObamaCare proponents rip U.S. health care by comparing mortality rates, yet if you control for violent deaths, the U.S. has a better record than most countries. We lead the world with the fewest deaths from major diseases such as cancer and heart attack.
The mandate for everyone to buy health insurance soon will be ruled un-Constitutional, because if government can do something that intrusive, then there is no limit on what else a government can do to the citizens. That would be the end of America's experiment in limited government, the Constitution will become meaningless, and we will live under the boot of tyrants. Yet without the mandate to broaden the base, ObamaCare is destined to fail economically.
That is why ObamaCare must be repealed and replaced with a Constitutional plan which reduces health costs and improves delivery.
Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.
Sheer genius. Hey if everyone can sit around, watch TV and goof off, yet still get paid the same as someone who works his butt off, then who will be left to work, comrade? As Margaret Thatcher famously said: Socialism fails because eventually you run out of other people's money.
Demand four: Free college education.
Community colleges are almost free right now, comrade. In case you haven't noticed, the U.S. is broke; the Fed prints monopoly money from thin air or borrows from China, until they wise up and tear up our national credit card.
Why do your hypocritical Marxist professors demand such high salaries?
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.
One word: "Solyndra". Obama's green energy star filed for bankruptcy less than 2 years after wasting over a half billion dollars of taxpayers' money, including a ample contribution to Obama's political campaign.
Another example of government's failure in energy policy is ethanol. While government pays billions to enrich corporate welfare queens like Archer Daniels Midland, ethanol subsides have done absolutely nothing do reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Even AlGore admit ethanol is a failure, because it costs more energy to produce than it yields.
The problem with doing away with economic incentives in favor of political ones, is that wasteful decisions then are done based upon crony capitalism and corruption. If politicians get to pick winners, then you can bet they will pick those who contribute to their campaigns for re-election. You can't just solve this by electing only honorable people, because you cannot repeal human nature.
Government must get out of the way and let the invisible hand of the free market work.
Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.
Please be patient; let the first Obama/Pelosi Trillion Dollar Porkulus work its magic as Obama promised.
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.
If the planet is in dire danger of burning to a crisp, why destroy all our nuclear power plants? Nuclear energy produces zero carbon emissions. Again where does all this money come from; America is broke.
Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.
Great idea. Currently certain folks are discriminated against in hiring and college admissions based upon skin color and gender. "Affirmative action" is a violation of the Constitutional rights of white males.
Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.
If your plan is to collapse our already bankrupt economy, that is a great way to do it, comrade. So we guarantee everyone lots of free stuff, and allow anyone from anywhere in the world to stroll across our borders and claim it. Our fragile economic system would be quickly overwhelmed and would crash.
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.
Sure comrade, let's do away will all of those new-fangled electronic gizmos, and go back to doing everything manually. Fancy electronic doo-dads can never be secured, which is why people are always stealing money out of my bank account from the ATMs. Let's also get rid of those dangerous iPads and go back to the abacus.
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.
If you can borrow money without ever having to repay it, then who will ever lend you money again? Say comrade, can I borrow a couple hundred dollars from you?
Currently the international securities markets are petrified that the tiny country of Greece might default on its debt, causing a financial contagion. Taking your goofy demand seriously and stiffing all holders of debt, would collapse civilization and put the world back into the Dark Ages.
Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.
If a lender cannot determine whether you are a good credit risk, then he will need to raise interest rates on all creditors equally, just to make sure he earns a profit. Why should folks with good credit pay the same interest rates as the dead-beat stoned slackers?
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.
Obama's "card check" legislation would have eliminated secret ballots in union elections. The purpose of having secret ballots, just like in other elections, is to provide every voter privacy and the chance to vote without intimidation from bullies. Many people who voted the "wrong" way in places like the Soviet Union, were never heard from again. That's not what we want in America.
No one should be forced to join a union. Paying union dues should be voluntary.
These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy. Lloyd J Hart 508-687-9153
You're seriously nuts, comrade. You think just like Barack Obama; what a disaster his policies have wrought.
The "Occupy Wall Street" strategy is obvious:
These OWS demands may sound incredibly naive, but they are intentionally designed to destroy Western civilization. 0bama and his progressive minions cannot possibly be that stupid; ergo they must be evil.
Today across the globe, banks are teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. For example, since the dastardly Bank of America was denied profits by Dodd-Frank, it now is struggling to make ends meet any way it can. B of A stock price is hovering around an all time low; investors fear they are insolvent, and will not even pay several multiples of book value for their common stock.
Now that 0bama's Marxist policies have failed and he is plummeting in the polls, the Marxists see one last chance to collapse our fragile, diverse free enterprise system and implement George Soros' centrally planned "New World Order". That chance is to pile on the banks and push as hard as they can, until it all collapses. The intent of the Marxists to destroy the Western free enterprise system was spelled out in the Cloward-Piven strategy long ago.
Notice that these items above, are presented as "demands" as if we no longer live in a representative democracy, and must obey what Obama's class warriors decree.
Sorry, comrades. The Tea Party is what democracy looks like; not you and your violent union-backed street mobs of Marxists their useful idiot running dogs.
#OccupyWallStreet demands blood in the streets:
Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution.
Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody.
India, the result of Gandhi, is 600 million people living in maximum poverty.
So, ultimately, the bourgeoisie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.
Long live revolution! Long live socialism!”
OWS Marxist Cheerleaders:
Okay Barton Hinkle did a much better job than I did, by using devastatingly witty satire:
#1 Yoko Ono, Net Worth - $500 million.
#2 Russell Simmons, $325 million
#3 Roseanne Barr, $80 million
#4 Deepak Chopra, $80 million
#5 Kanye West, $70 million
#6 Alec Baldwin, $65 million
#7 Susan Sarandon, $50 million
#8 Michael Moore, $50 million
#9 Tim Robbins, $50 million
#10 Nancy Pelosi, $35.5 million
#11 Barack Hussein Obama, $5+ million
#12 George Soros, $22,000 million
#Occupy Wall Street: A Manifesto LOL!
The OOOWS (Obammunist Occupation Of Wall Street) movement is deadly serious. The Marxists and their useful idiot running dogs want to destroy our free enterprise system by collapsing the banks, starting with the most vulnerable: Bank of America.
Bank of America is nearly bankrupt, its stock is at all time lows, and the Marxists are pushing as hard as they can, using lawsuits, taking away its revenue sources in the Senate, and demonizing its management in the streets.
As the 0bammunists face potential repudiation at the polls, they have nothing to lose. They are desperate; they are vicious; their masks have come off; it's now or never.
Who are the OOOWS crowd? Doug Schoen has the answer: Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd.
They are employed, political activists who support violence in order to achieve their objective: The destruction of free-market capitalism and radical redistribution of wealth.
They are misfits like Jason Todd Ready...Van Jones...David Duke...Richard Trumka...Bill Maher...Al Sharpton...Alicia Rodriguez:
Nazis, communists, racists, union thugs, misogynists, lunatics and convicted terrorists... all heart the 0bama 0ccupiers.
The Rap Sheet So Far...
Who do you suppose is behind the OWS domestic terror movement? Obviously it was started by 0bama himself, with his contant demonizing of successful "millionaires and billionaires" to dangerously incite angry mobs with class division, envy and resentment.
OWS are the violent shock troops used to thwart democracy and bring about the end game for 0bama's fundamental transformation of America which he promised during his campaign.
After that cynical political ploy, here is what happened next.
A day in the life of an OWS protester; how many corporations are patronized?