One major reason that the Occupy Wall Street movement has struggled to gain any significant traction outside the far left is that they haven't put forth any solutions, just their smelly, unbathed bodies to fight with cops and defecate on public property. Well, on Occupy Wall Street's website a proposed list of solutions has now been offered.
It's a mind-boggling list full of unconstitutional, downright un-American suggestions that shed quite a bit of light on the ideological underpinnings of a movement that former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer rightly described as having confused occupation with protest.
Mind you, this is not a formal set of demands that has received a majority "Up Twinkles" from the smelly hippie assembly, but it certainly is illuminating.
Check it out:
Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. Unionize ALL workers immediately.
Raise the minimum wage immediately to $18/hr. Create a maximum wage of $90/hr to eliminate inequality.
Institute a 6 hour workday, and 6 weeks of paid vacation.
Institute a moratorium on all foreclosures and layoffs immediately.
Repeal racist and xenophobic English-only laws.
Open the borders to all immigrants, legal or illegal. Offer immediate, unconditional amnesty, to all undocumented residents of the US.
Create a single-payer, universal health care system.
Pass stricter campaign finance reform laws. Ban all private donations. All campaigns will receive equal funding, provided by the taxpayers.
Institute a negative income tax, and tax the very rich at rates up to 90%.
Pass far stricter environmental protection and animal rights laws.
Allow workers to elect their supervisors.
Lower the retirement age to 55. Increase Social Security benefits.
Create a 5% annual wealth tax for the very rich.
Ban the private ownership of land.
Make homeschooling illegal. Religious fanatics use it to feed their children propaganda.
Reduce the age of majority to 16.
Abolish the death penalty and life in prison. We call for the immediate release of all death row inmates from death row and transferred to regular prisons.
Release all political prisoners immediately.
Immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Abolish the debt limit.
Ban private gun ownership.
Strengthen the separation of church and state.
Immediate debt forgiveness for all.
End the 'War on Drugs'.
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