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Apocalypse
12-01-2011, 11:52 PM
http://occupydc.org/action-alert-occupy-dccc-let-no-party-remain-unaccountable-to-the-people/


On the two-month anniversary of Occupy DC representing the voices and interests of the 99%, we will march on a Democratic Party fundraiser charging $5,000-$75,000 per dinner. This elitist event is indicative of how the Democrats represent a major part of our government’s failure to represent 99% of its citizenry. The party is part and parcel of a government in which about half of congressional members (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20075586-503544.html) and most major presidential candidates (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/29/us/politics/most-presidential-candidates-are-not-the-99-percent.html) are 1%ers — a government of the 1%, by the 1% and for the 1%. Because no party is representing the 99%, and because money should never equal speech, we are marching on a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


Between 2009 and 2011, Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. In that time, unemployment reached its highest level since the Great Depression. The big banks that crashed the global economy were not broken up, and are still “too big to fail.” Taxes on the extremely wealthy stayed low. Health care and financial reform were deeply flawed, handicapped by lobbyist influence. Promises to take action on climate change, immigration reform, and anti-worker labor laws were forgotten. Wars expanded and dragged on. Banks got bailed out, while crushing debt burdens on American households have still not been relieved. Now, 15 Senate Democrats have voted against the Udall Amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act — essentially voting to dissolve habeas corpus in this country. It has become increasingly clear that the Democratic Party is fundamentally compromised by its reliance on corporate funding.


The DCCC is a vehicle for the 1 percent’s influence in the Democratic Party and in America as a whole. It has received nearly $4 million in donations from the financial industry already this election cycle. Rep. Steve Israel, the chair of the committee and its top fundraiser, has received more support from the financial sector than from any other source, and his top donor is the war-machine producing defense contractor Northrop Grumman. The minimum donation for the event on Thursday is $5,000 and the maximum is $75,000 -– when candidates are getting such lavish donations from wealthy individuals and corporate-sponsored political action committees, how can we expect them to attend to the needs of the 99 percent?


Today, on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/mpoindc/statuses/142273114020122624):

Occupy DC protesters will protest @DCCC fundraiser this evening "The DCCC is a vehicle for the 1 percent’s influence..."

Wei Wu Wei
12-02-2011, 01:05 AM
Good.

Adam Wood
12-02-2011, 01:27 PM
"God bless them."









*snort*












*chortle*














*snicker*















PFAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAHAHAHAH!


Fucking idiot moonbats! Gawd, they're just the gift that keeps on giving. George Will had it exactly right: "I wish the occupy movement a long and healthy life; I hope they make it all the way through to next November."


LMAO!

Arroyo_Doble
12-02-2011, 01:42 PM
George Will had it exactly right: "I wish the occupy movement a long and healthy life; I hope they make it all the way through to next November."


LMAO!

I believe they will.

I imagine the "free speech zones" for the two conventions will be huge ...... and a few miles away.

BadCat
12-02-2011, 02:02 PM
I believe they will.

I imagine the "free speech zones" for the two conventions will be huge ...... and a few miles away.

I'm planning on bringing brass knuckles to the one in Charlotte.

Articulate_Ape
12-02-2011, 02:05 PM
I believe they will.

I imagine the "free speech zones" for the two conventions will be huge ...... and a few miles away.

Well, they'll have plenty of time on their hands since most of them will never work again. Who the hell would hire them?

Zathras
12-02-2011, 02:12 PM
I believe they will.

I imagine the "free speech zones" for the two conventions will be huge ...... and a few miles away.

And hopefully downwind for the protestors at the RNC.

Adam Wood
12-02-2011, 02:20 PM
I'm planning on bringing brass knuckles to the one in Charlotte.Better bring rubber gloves, too.

Blech.

AmPat
12-02-2011, 03:09 PM
I believe they will.

I imagine the "free speech zones" for the two conventions will be huge ...... and a few miles away.

That "zone" is a stench free zone and it will be measured proportionate to the stink emanating from the idiot corral.

Arroyo_Doble
12-02-2011, 03:11 PM
That "zone" is a stench free zone and it will be measured proportionate to the stink emanating from the idiot corral.

The fun starts when the Tea Party and OWS are corralled together.

AmPat
12-02-2011, 03:30 PM
The fun starts when the Tea Party and OWS are corralled together.

Everybody knows you don't put race horses in the same pen with pigs.

Apocalypse
12-02-2011, 05:29 PM
I believe they will.

I imagine the "free speech zones" for the two conventions will be huge ...... and a few miles away.

Does the term '68 mean any thing?