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Jackie is right as always

 

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From: Jackie DiSalvo <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>

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Sent: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 12:49 pm

Subject: [september17discuss] Group Claims to represent Occupy Wall

Street Demands

 

This group purports to speak for us; I’mafraid that’s the danger when

we don’t officially approve our own demands  Occupy Wall Street -

Official Demands   Written by Anonymous   

 

The Sovereign People's Movement, represented nationally through the

people occupying the various Liberty Square locations across this

great country, have laid out and democratically submitted and are

currently voting on the list of following Demands to then be distilled

into one Unified Common demand of the people.  Participate in

Democracy and Vote Here to Have Your Voice Heard

 

LIST OF PROPOSED "DEMANDS FOR CONGRESS" 1.     CONGRESS PASS HR 1489

("RETURN TO PRUDENT BANKING ACT"

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1489 ). THIS

REINSTATES MANY PROVISIONS OF THE GLASS-STEAGALL ACT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act --- Wiki entry

summary: The repeal of provisions of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933 by

the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act in 1999 effectively removed the separation

that previously existed between investment banking which issued

securities and commercial banks which accepted deposits. The

deregulation also removed conflict of interest prohibitions between

investment bankers serving as officers of commercial banks. Most

economists believe this repeal directly contributed to the severity of

the Financial crisis of 2007–2011 by allowing Wall Street investment

banking firms to gamble with their depositors' money that was held in

commercial banks owned or created by the investment firms. Here's

detail on repeal in 1999 and how it happened:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act#Repeal .    §       

Vote Here #1

     2.     USE CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE

APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES FULLY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE WALL

STREET CRIMINALS who clearly broke the law and helped cause the 2008

financial crisis in the following notable cases: (insert list of the

most clear cut criminal actions). There is a pretty broad consensus

that there is a clear group of people who got away with millions /

billions illegally and haven't been brought to justice. Boy would this

be long overdue and cathartic for millions of Americans. It would also

be a shot across the bow for the financial industry. If you watch the

solidly researched and awared winning documentary film "Inside Job"

that was narrated by Matt Damon (pretty brave Matt!) and do other

research, it wouldn't take long to develop the list.   §        Vote

  Here #2 3.     CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY

BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION

which essentially said corporations can spend as much as they want on

elections. The result is that corporations can pretty much buy

elections. Corporations should be highly limited in ability to

contribute to political campaigns no matter what the election and no

matter what the form of media. This legislation should also

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. The same should extend to

other media. §         Vote Here #3 4.     CONGRESS PASS THE

BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR

FAIR SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES AND ENACT A PROHIBITION

ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE. No more GE paying zero or negative taxes.

Pass the Buffet Rule on fair taxation so the rich pay their fair

share. (If we have a really had a good negotiating position and have

the place surrounded, we could actually dial up taxes on millionaires,

  billionaires and corporations even higher...back to what they once

were in the 50's and 60's. §        Vote Here #4 5.     CONGRESS

COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION and staff it

at all levels with proven professionals who get the job done

protecting the integrity of the marketplace so citizens and investors

are both protected. This agency needs a large staff and needs to be

well-funded. It's currently has a joke of a budget and is run by Wall

St. insiders who often leave for high ticket cushy jobs with the

corporations they were just regulating. Hmmm.   §        Vote Here

#5 6.     CONGRESS PASS SPECIFIC AND EFFECTIVE LAWS LIMITING THE

INFLUENCE OF LOBBYISTS AND ELIMINATING THE PRACTICE OF LOBBYISTS

WRITING LEGISLATION THAT ENDS UP ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS.   §       

Vote Here #6 7.     CONGRESS PASSING "Revolving Door Legislation"

LEGISLATION ELIMINATING THE ABILITY OF FORMER GOVERNMENT REGULATORS

GOING TO WORK FOR CORPORATIONS THAT THEY ONCE REGULATED. So, you don't

get to work at the FDA for five years playing softball with Pfizer and

then go to work for Pfizer making $195,000 a year. While they're at

it, Congress should pass specific and effective laws to enforce strict

judicial standards of conduct in matters concerning conflicts of

interest. So long as judges are culled from the ranks of corporate

attorneys the 1% will retain control.   §        Vote Here #7

8.     ELIMINATE "PERSONHOOD" LEGAL STATUS FOR CORPORATIONS. The film

"The Corporation" has a great section on how corporations won

"personhood status". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuUzmqBewg .

Fast-forward to 2:20. It'll blow your mind. The 14th amendment was

supposed to give equal rights to African Americans. It said you "can't

deprive a person of life, liberty or property without due process of

law". Corporation lawyers wanted corporations to have more power so

they basically said "corporations are people." Amazingly, between 1890

and 1910 there were 307 cases brought before the court under the 14th

amendment. 288 of these brought by corporations and only 19 by African

Americans. 600,000 people were killed to get rights for people and

then judges applied those rights to capital and property while

stripping them from people. It's time to set this straight. 

     §        Vote Here #8 To Vote on All #Revolution Demands -

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