Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Support Occupy Wall Street!

I just taped this sign to the back of my car, right in the middle of the back windshield.

REAL UNEMPLOYMENT – 22.5%
REAL INFLATION – 7% a year
REAL WAGES – Stagnant since '70s
(since CEOs only want to pay $1 an hour in places
with no wage, safety or environmental laws)
REAL VALUE OF THE DOLLAR -
Down 55% since 1985!
REAL COST OF THE ONGOING WARS?
No healthcare, no Soc. Sec., & no unempl. benefits!
WHOSE FAULT IS IT?!?
WASHINGTON & WALL STREET!!!!

Figures above straight from August 2011 charts on Shadow Government Statistics – www.shadowstats.com

There is a protest in my town, in front of the Chase Bank building. It is most active in the afternoons and evenings, and I plan to spend some time there with a copy of this sign mounted on cardboard.

I hope that you will all do the same at your nearest Occupy Wall Street protest, with this or a similar sign. Or, if you aren't near one, there are links online to give money to support those who have camped out in major cities full-time. For more information on protests in major cities, go to this website.  If you are near one, please take some snacks or other food so the protesters can stay in place as long as possible.

It's time TPTB stop ignoring the 99% of us at the bottom of the wealth chart.  The only way we are going to be heard is to stop pretending anyone is listening to our letters to our representatives and complaints to CEOs, because these things are clearly going straight to file 13.

Support Occupy Wall Street!  We need a louder voice!  Speak out!

Or, do nothing.  Then don't be surprised when nothing changes.

2 comments:

SJ said...

How is that hope and change going for you? XD

Ahavah Gayle said...

I'm disappointed not because what is done is wrong or bad but because he didn't go nearly far enough.

This entire financial crisis has two main causes: out of control for-profit medical care costs and outsourcing/off-shoring of formerly living wage jobs to third world backwaters. The result is that people spend so much on for-profit health insurance and have stagnant wages that ordinary discretionary spending has had, of necessity, to drop like a rock. People simply don't have money to spend. So of course the economy tanked. It's not rocket science.

We need non-profit single payer healthcare, and we need huge sanctions and complete removal of all subsidies and tax breaks for corporations who move their operations and production out of the US. And until those things happen, nothing will change.

Shalom.