Hello Congresspersons? Are you working? Listening or just watching OWS!?!
Dateline: D. C. – November 2011 –
I’ve been unsuccessful in seeing any action by Congress. Public OWS efforts deserve a positive response.
Robert Reich said this week, “Republicans have already voted down his jobs bill anyway. The disconnect between Washington and the rest of the nation hasn’t been this wide since the late 1960s.
The two worlds are on a collision course: Americans who are losing their jobs or their pay and can’t pay their bills are growing increasingly desperate. Washington insiders, deficit hawks, regressive Republicans, diffident Democrats, well-coiffed lobbyists, and the lobbyists’ wealthy patrons on Wall Street and in corporate suites haven’t a clue or couldn’t care less.”
Alex Cockburn said, “The middle class has — at least two-thirds of it — crashed into penury. Americans’ store of value and savings — the house — is worthless; social safety nets have eroded; students emerge from higher education crushed by debt. Thirty million Americans are without work or are working part-time.”
Joseph Stiglitz reports, “On one level, today’s protesters are asking for little: a chance to use their skills, the right to decent work at decent pay, a fairer economy and society.
Their hope is evolutionary, not revolutionary. But, on another level, they are asking for a great deal: a democracy where people, not dollars, matter, and a market economy that delivers on what it is supposed to do.
The two are related: as we have seen, unfettered markets lead to economic and political crises.”