Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt on Oct 06, 2011
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.
Didn't the Great Depression start with a trade war?
Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.
Europe tried this, it's failing over there.
Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.
Ok, we get you're lazy, but just how would this work?
Demand four: Free college education.
Why? Many of you have degrees and you're obviously morons.
Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.
I see none of you have physics degrees
Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.
Wow, I actually agree with this one. Can we cut $1 trillion out of SS or Medicare?
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.
Not a fan of private property are you?
Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.
Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.
Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.
Shit, I could get behind this one too. You throw in voter ID laws and we have a deal!
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.
Uh, well, uh...OK, there is really no response required here. You people are fucking nuts!
Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.
Once you destroy the credit system, you won't need to worry about them as lonas will be a thing of the past. You best ask Mommy and Daddy how much their home will be worth if everyone has to pay cash. I'd guess about 1/10th of what it's worth today.
Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.
With open borders, unions won't be an issue as they'll just fire people as soon as they sign a union card.
These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.
Yeah, Middle America is gonna love these guys.
written by Nobody , October 06, 2011
Is just stupid. I think it doesn't speak well to our public school system.
written by Jonny Texas , October 06, 2011
First, you need to go to the source and see the disclaimer. They are backing away from this like it was manual labor.
Second, please go and read some of the comments. Some are quite funny.
Third I would like to add the ones I think they forgot.
14. A car that runs on fairy farts and children's dreams
15. Unicorns, not surgically altered goats. Real, damn, unicorns.
16. A truly sentient Gaia
17. An end to plate tectonics
18. The letter Q stricken from the English language
19. The laws of gravity no longer apply to hacky sacks.
20. The right to free patchouli oil
written by TomC , October 07, 2011
Nobody, I disagree completely. It does speak well of the public schools. There is hope here. These schools have managed to teach and the students have learned and are taking their lessons to the next logical level. Now, the fact that the schools have taught all the wrong things is a bit of a concern, but they are capable of teaching.
Bart, There is not a single point here that is worth the electronic paper on which it is written. Even #10, the voting demand, is bat shit stupid. What of this do we not currently have?
Is this a joke to get conservatives talking or do these people really live in so demented a world that they think this represents any kind of reality?
written by TomC , October 08, 2011
I references Ayn Rand, Frederick Bastiat, David Boaz, and others regularly. For fun I listen to and like to reference Neal Boortz, as well. He has said the teachers' unions and their dissemination vehicle, the mediocre government schools, have done more damage than any and all the terrorists have and might someday do. Generations of kids have and continue to be indoctrinated into a government-is-great mindset. The mindsets of dependency, collectivism, political correctness, common good, individuality-is-bad, to name just a few.
We turn our kids over to the government starting at 4 or 5 and through there growing life they are being taught these non-American values for 6-8 hours a day--along with a minimal amount of the 3 Rs, reading, writing, and 'rithmetic. Minimal teaching of civics and of America's greatness. And then it is usually from a leftist's viewpoint.
So Bart, I agree. The time has come where I think there is sufficient mass to push for voucher and choice--even in Minnesota, this bluish-purplish bastion.
With the Muslim community as strong as it is here, we are likely to be having vouchers redeemed at some Islamic schools along with the Catholic, Lutheran, and non-religious private schools. But it will be, and should be, a parent's choice where their extorted education money goes. The money should follow the kid.