If OWS, rather than demanding that the rich be taxed more, demanded that campaign finance laws be completely overhauled
Actually, OWS is demanding both. OWS is a huge proponent for the ending of Corporate personhood, and ending corporate influence in the gov't. And within this same frame is their demand to create a tax system that is fairer - which means taxing the rich corporations. There are soooooo many things wrong right now, and this is why OWS doesn't just have a single demand.
But I agree... common ground needs to be found.
And, thanks for being an active citizen!!!
btw - I noticed you supported the austerity measures taking place throughout Europe.
Do you know about the LIBOR banking scandal?
Here is the latest update as of July 4.
Why is Nobody freaking out in the US?
A huge reason that these countries (and the US) are so fucked is because of straight up corruption and theft by a banking elite. It's not a conspiracy anymore, and the evidence is all coming out into the open. Now the same banking elite are using their political pawns to tell everybody that the workers and average Jane and Joes should pay for the crisis they created through their mafia style corruption racket. So, it's strange you would then look down on those who are against the austerity measures and who are telling these corrupt mafia assholes to go fuck themselves. You are kind of supporting these banking mafia assholes by agreeing that their
prescribed medicine (austerity) to the disease they caused
should be applied to the average people, and not them. "Thank you, sir. May I please have another?"... is the only phrase I can think of when I see somebody defending austerity right now.
The people of Iceland didn't just renege on their debt... they kicked out the corrupted politicians and arrested the predatory bankers. And, I applaud this with all my heart and wish upon the stars above that the people of this country wake up like they did and do the same thing.