From:   bf0189@gmail.com
Sent time:   Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:56:06 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act
 

It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and finalize)

Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real reform.

On , Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
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> A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet,
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> but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at
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> least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in
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> its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a
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> reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted
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> as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream
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> commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or
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> at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this
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> country.
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> What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of
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> the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and
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> anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the
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> movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or
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> enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of
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> corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off
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> Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced
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> lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill
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> itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House
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> approach.
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> I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there
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> are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to
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> know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of
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> action or line of thinking.
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> Sincerely,
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> Charles Reinhardt
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