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Our objective is to promote a grassroots movement with the ultimate goal of codifying as the law of the land the concept that corporations and similar organizations are not people, do not have the same rights as people and cannot use their superior financial resources to overwhelm the ability of individual citizens to influence their government to act in the best interests of its citizens. We believe that legislative bodies at the local, state and national levels should be free to enact reasonable restrictions on contributions for electioneering purposes.

Elect Republicans and Cut Taxes

That’s what those of you intending to vote Republican are going for, right?  HERE is an interview with one of your gurus, Rand Paul (R-KY), who wants to do just that.  Now, I know you guys have WAY too short of attention spans to read all that, so let me just cut to the operative quote for you:

“Democrats think working with us on Social Security will bring a compromise. They think we want changes to Social Security and we will agree to bring taxes up. This is wrong-headed. We are not jumping up and down to reform entitlements; we want to fix them because they are broken.”

And by “fix them,” he clearly means “cut them,” because, as he says, any notion that Republicans will “agree to bring taxes up” in order to accomplish that is “wrong-headed.”

Now, you guys understand, right, that there are two big “entitlements,” Social Security and Medicare?  According to the Washington Post, Paul’s plan would:

“… cut the average Social Security recipient’s benefits by nearly 40 percent, reduce defense spending by nearly $100 billion below a level the Pentagon calls “devastating,” and end the current Medicare program in two years — even for current recipients, according to the Senate Budget Committee staff. It would eliminate the education, energy, housing and commerce departments, decimate homeland security, eviscerate programs for the poor, and give the wealthy a bonanza by reducing tax rates to 17 percent and eliminating taxes on capital gains and dividends.”

Now, I know all of you can take a 40% hit in Social Security.  And you do understand, right, that your existing medical insurance reverts to a “Medicare supplemental” policy at age 65, which only covers the 20% that Medicare doesn’t?  And, of course, you can live with that when “Medicare is ended in two years,” right?  And nobody really cares if Housing, Commerce, Education and Energy are eliminated or whether Defense and Homeland Security are “devastated,” much less whether programs for the poor are “eviscerated” or the rich get even MORE tax cuts, but COME ON – have mercy on those of use who can’t take that 40% SS cut, will ya?

I have only two other comments:

Be damn careful what you wish for.  You just might get it.

AND

You don’t always get the government you NEED, but you almost always DO get the government you DESERVE.

 

Upcoming: June 1, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Friday there will be no official Occupy gathering, owing to (1) the Democratic State Convention and (2) the beginning of guest season in the islands.  Of course, Occupy is a movement comprised of free souls, so by all means please gather and occupy as you will, just know that a lot of regulars will be absent this week.

Our second week of official passersby statistics came out as follows:

Positive response (honks and waves):                         177 for 44.5%

Negative response (thumbs down or “other gesture”):     0 for 0.0%

Oblivious response (ignore or refuse to look):               221 for 55.5%

Usual weekly humor:

Upcoming: May 25, 2012

This Friday will be a great day to occupy at the San Juan County courthouse at Second and Reed Streets.

Attendance was a little sparse last Friday, owing primarily to the joint County Council/Planning Commission first touch public hearing on the Fish & Wildlife section of the CAO occurring at the same time.  Nonetheless, our first ever official passersby statistics came out as follows:

Positive response (honks and waves):                         224 for 44.9%

Negative response (thumbs down or “other gesture”):     2 for 0.4%

Oblivious response (ignore or refuse to look):               273 for 54.7%

 

11:30am-1:30pm (but come and go as your personal schedule & weather permit).

Usual weekly humor:

 

Upcoming: May 18, 2012

This Friday will be a great day to occupy at the San Juan County courthouse at Second and Reed Streets.

Bring a friend and let’s get some honks & waves for the 99%.  I plan to gather statistics on the relative numbers of positive v. negative v. oblivious responses from passersby, so someone else will have to hold my usual sign (below) and wave while I record the numbers.  I currently estimate them to be 70-80% positive, 1% negative and 20-30% oblivious/ignore.  Check back next week to see what they really turn out to be!

11:30am-1:30pm (but come and go as your personal schedule & weather permit).

Usual weekly humor:

Recognize that guy getting zapped above?