From:   Charles <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:37:56 AM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] American Jobs Act

Hey guys,


A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet,

but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at

least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in

its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a

reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted

as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream

commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or

at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this



What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of

the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and

anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the

movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or

enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of

corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off

Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced

lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill

itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House



I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there

are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to

know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of

action or line of thinking.




Charles Reinhardt