This may have already been said, and if it has I apologize.
Has anyone actually read the list of demands from these OWS people?
It reads like a fantasy novel, with some of the demands being contradictory in nature.
Here are just a few of their demands...
Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr
Why stop at $20/hr?
Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment
So what if the living wage in a particular area is less than $20/hr?
Does the living wage apply or does the minimum wage apply?
Demand four: Free college education.
Paid for by our tax dollars.
Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America's nuclear power plants
And exactly where is that trillion dollars going to come from, especially when I post another of their demands.
And if we shut down all of the nuclear power plants, exactly what will take their place?
Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.
So that would eliminate that pesky matter about sovereign borders, wouldnt it?
And, will every other country on earth go along with this?
Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the "Books." World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.
This one takes the cake.
These people cant be serious.
To forgive ALL debt on the planet is not possible, nor would it work. The OWS people want the govt to spend $2 trillion on their pet projects, and that isnt possible without going into debt.
Even if you forgave ALL debt tomorrow, how long do you think it would take until govts and people and corporations were back in debt?
Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies
And if you do this, exactly how are you going to eliminate debt?
How are you going to decide who is credit worthy, so they avoid going into debt?
IMHO, these people are just part of the generation that has had everything handed to them, without having to work for it.
They are living in a fantasy world, and have no sense of reality.