Occupiers list of demands

Discussion in 'Politics' started by peilthetraveler, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...nd-across-the-board-debt-forgiveness-for-all/

    Some of the highlights...

    $20 minimum wage.

    Guaranteed living wage even if you dont work.

    Single payer healthcare system demanding that private insurers are banned.

    Free college education

    Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for EVERYTHING.

    Outlaw credit reporting agencies

    These left wing occupiers are a bunch of nut jobs. I've never heard anything so asinine in my life.
  2. I'm not going to flat out call bullshit on this because I'm certain there are so many different elements to the protests with varying demands. I find this to be a similar situation to the Tea Party rallies a few years back, where the intent starts out with a simple line of reasoning and eventually becomes co-opted by various political factions to try and promote their own agenda off the backs of the protesters.

    Yes, there are leftists, socialists, etc that don't have any idea about the Fed, the bailout out of European banks, etc, etc...but there are also well informed anti-Federal Reserve factions that have a clue about what they are protesting and why.

    With our deceitful media, I'm not the least bit surprised that this thing will be spun in a thousand different directions to generate some sort of political gain.
  3. pspr


    I thought you were kidding. Amazingly these ARE their demands. Sounds just like Obama with his rediculous demands of Congress. (Give me another $500B to pass out to my cronies. We'll just tax everyone who pays taxes an extra $3,000 each on average. That's $12,000 for a family of 4.)

    Oh, you missed Card-Check as their last demand. What a bunch of fools.

  4. Arnie


    Why would you need a free college education if you can sit on your ass for $20/hr?
  5. That is NOT their "official" list of demands. It was/is a forum post by a single user. I'm not discounting the fact that they seem to be nutjobs! The list does seem to give insight into the collective mentality. And I still have no idea what their ultimate goal is.

    From http://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-for-occupy-wall-st-moveme/

    Admin note: This is not an official list of demands. This is a forum post submitted by a single user and hyped by irresponsible news/commentary agencies like Fox News and Mises.org. This content was not published by the OccupyWallSt.org collective, nor was it ever proposed or agreed to on a consensus basis with the NYC General Assembly. There is NO official list of demands.
  6. There's nothing nutty about that, most of their demands can be found in many european countries.
  7. Funny, the last two contradict-if you forgive all debt why will you need credit raters?

    This reminds me of negotiating sessions I had with Unions when I had a straight job. They had these long lists of demands that they knew had a zero chance of getting. Their hope was they could trade most for what they really wanted. My guess is these clowns want the $20 minimum wage.

  8. pspr


    I'll bet none of the protesters have seen this pic.

    <img src="http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2011/10/7/4af9da34-a2e2-45a8-9764-5d43ec178528_thumb.jpeg">
  9. jem


    wow... I was happy with my life lately... now that picture makes me want to work harder.
  10. Now that shit cracks me up!
    #10     Oct 7, 2011