INVESTIGATE, ARREST AND TRY THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS
A very good idea. And how about those who are tied to their hip in Washington too? Or is this an inconvenient fact statist simply do not care to notice?
CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION:
First, we live in a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
Second, rather obviously, from the board of directors, to the chief executives, to the stock holders of corporations - all of these entities are occupied by people; and these people can do with their money as they wish. Regardless of what the Occupy Movement, Obama, Bush, or anyone has to say about it.
CONGRESS PASS THE BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES INCLUDING PROHIBITION ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE:
If we change the word "fair" to mean "unequal" and assume that our companies and our money really are not ours but the government's, then this demand makes sense.
CONGRESS COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION AND STAFF IT AT HIGHEST AND LOWEST LEVELS WITH PROFESSIONALS WHO GET THE JOB DONE PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE MARKET THEREBY PROTECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND INVESTORS.
A great idea as long as one actually believes that history shows congress is capable of doing this.
RE-ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES IN THE U.S. SO THAT POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE GIVEN EQUAL TIME FOR FREE AT REASONABLE INTERVALS IN DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING CAMPAIGN SEASON.
. . . Because of course the politicians own the radio stations, not private individuals.
CONGRESS ENACT SPECIFIC LAWS THAT EFFECTIVELY BUILD A WALL BETWEEN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY AND THE U.S. MILITARY.
This appears to be a rather impossible demand. Although many of us in the Tea Party agree we are waging wars unconstitutionally, regardless of the political affiliation of the president and those in congress, it simply does not seem possible to separate those supplying the tools from those who use the tools.
GUARANTEED LIVING WAGE INCOME REGARDLESS OF EMPLOYMENT
So why work? Turn laziness into an entitlement, great idea.
FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION
News flash: Nothing is free. What is being demanded here is that one group work and live for the benefit of another. So much for equality under the law.
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.
A fast track already exists; it is called the profits on a scale never seen before earned by the first company or person who can find an alternative to fossil fuel, which every rational person wants. It is rather naive that someone or something beyond this motivation can do a better job of fast tracking it into reality.
ONE TRILLION DOLLARS IN INFRASTRUCTURE (WATER, SEWER, RAIL, ROADS AND BRIDGES AND ELECTRICAL GRID) SPENDING NOW and 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.
Sure, we can just add this to the trillions of dollars in debt we are leaving to our children and our grandchildren. Great idea.
RACIAL AND GENDER EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
Rights are individual. There is no such thing as group rights. A right is only a right if it applies to everyone in the same way. If it is not applied in such a way, it is a privilege, not a right.
IMMEDIATE ACROSS THE BOARD DEBT FORGIVENESS FOR ALL
So I guess those who loan money have fewer rights than those receiving the loans.
OUTLAW ALL CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES
So, not only do people not have to be responsible with their money, nor earn their keep, but also lending institutions will simply hand out money just because someone asked for it. Wow, where is that line again between naive and stupid?