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Website For Voting On Demands For Occupy Wall Street

Before you vote, take a moment to read this list of demands we published earlier today:


Check this out - an online, real-time voting website for #OccupyWallStreet.

Read the list below and VOTE now:




    1. CONGRESS PASS HR 1489 ("RETURN TO PRUDENT BANKING ACT"http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1489 ). THIS REINSTATES MANY PROVISIONS OF THE GLASS-STEAGALL ACT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act --- Wiki entry summary: The repeal of provisions of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933 by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act in 1999 effectively removed the separation that previously existed between investment banking which issued securities and commercial banks which accepted deposits. The deregulation also removed conflict of interest prohibitions between investment bankers serving as officers of commercial banks. Most economists believe this repeal directly contributed to the severity of the Financial crisis of 2007–2011 by allowing Wall Street investment banking firms to gamble with their depositors' money that was held in commercial banks owned or created by the investment firms. Here's detail on repeal in 1999 and how it happened:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act#Repeal .    

    2. USE CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES FULLY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS who clearly broke the law and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis in the following notable cases: (insert list of the most clear cut criminal actions). There is a pretty broad consensus that there is a clear group of people who got away with millions / billions illegally and haven't been brought to justice. Boy would this be long overdue and cathartic for millions of Americans. It would also be a shot across the bow for the financial industry. If you watch the solidly researched and awared winning documentary film "Inside Job" that was narrated by Matt Damon (pretty brave Matt!) and do other research, it wouldn't take long to develop the list.  

    3. CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION which essentially said corporations can spend as much as they want on elections. The result is that corporations can pretty much buy elections. Corporations should be highly limited in ability to contribute to political campaigns no matter what the election and no matter what the form of media. This legislation should also RE-ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES IN THE U.S. SO THAT POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE GIVEN EQUAL TIME FOR FREE AT REASONABLE INTERVALS IN DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING CAMPAIGN SEASON. The same should extend to other media.

    4. CONGRESS PASS THE BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES AND ENACT A PROHIBITION ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE. No more GE paying zero or negative taxes. Pass the Buffet Rule on fair taxation so the rich pay their fair share. (If we have a really had a good negotiating position and have the place surrounded, we could actually dial up taxes on millionaires, billionaires and corporations even higher...back to what they once were in the 50's and 60's.

    5. CONGRESS COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION and staff it at all levels with proven professionals who get the job done protecting the integrity of the marketplace so citizens and investors are both protected. This agency needs a large staff and needs to be well-funded. It's currently has a joke of a budget and is run by Wall St. insiders who often leave for high ticket cushy jobs with the corporations they were just regulating. Hmmm.  


    7. CONGRESS PASSING "Revolving Door Legislation" LEGISLATION ELIMINATING THE ABILITY OF FORMER GOVERNMENT REGULATORS GOING TO WORK FOR CORPORATIONS THAT THEY ONCE REGULATED. So, you don't get to work at the FDA for five years playing softball with Pfizer and then go to work for Pfizer making $195,000 a year. While they're at it, Congress should pass specific and effective laws to enforce strict judicial standards of conduct in matters concerning conflicts of interest. So long as judges are culled from the ranks of corporate attorneys the 1% will retain control.  

    8. ELIMINATE "PERSONHOOD" LEGAL STATUS FOR CORPORATIONS. The film "The Corporation" has a great section on how corporations won "personhood status".http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuUzmqBewg . Fast-forward to 2:20. It'll blow your mind. The 14th amendment was supposed to give equal rights to African Americans. It said you "can't deprive a person of life, liberty or property without due process of law". Corporation lawyers wanted corporations to have more power so they basically said "corporations are people." Amazingly, between 1890 and 1910 there were 307 cases brought before the court under the 14th amendment. 288 of these brought by corporations and only 19 by African Americans. 600,000 people were killed to get rights for people and then judges applied those rights to capital and property while stripping them from people. It's time to set this straight.  


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Reader Comments (14)


You just killed your movement and any chance of being taken seriously by low to middle-class working/thinking Americans.

Money well spent Soros?
Oct 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterHugh
I vote, thanks DB for culling the most critical ones for us - I agree with you on these 100%.

Hugh, go away. We're not listening to your inane BS.
Oct 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterETM
Don't panic if users of apple computers see an error message,


After having my old computer die last week and finally getting this new apple, I saw the same message as in the ZH link and just about had a coronary....This after I almost had my old truck catch fire 2 days ago (stuck brake calipers)... glad I had a couple bottles of water on hand and a garden hose nearby. It's been a long week....
Oct 4, 2011 at 4:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Back to business...

More photos from around the country

Oct 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Been busy all day doing nothing & still have more to do.

Where does Occupy... stand with the military protesting in uniform? Anyone?
Oct 4, 2011 at 6:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterTR
TR...a few military folks have shown up, but it hasn't been more than a few apparently...I saw a video interview with one of them recorded yesterday...
Oct 4, 2011 at 6:58 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Oct 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Sigh. When will we learn? They're making you beg for your own slavery. Yes, let's demand more laws for them to ignore. Why not demand enforcement of the existing laws that have obviously been broken? You don't need a congressional investigation - just read Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone articles for all the evidence of law-breaking you need! They are NOT enforcing the laws and they are doing it BLATANTLY! There should have been perp-walks on wall street long ago. Goldman Sachs can just donate more money to the law-enforcers to make sure they can continue to break the law and screw the people with impunity. If you let this movement turn into a demand for more government then you deserve what you get.
Oct 5, 2011 at 10:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterCC
CC you seem to be falling into the trap that changing laws or demanding new ones is always to be equated with "expanding government" and therefore bad or at least unnecessary. Please re-read the list again - which of these laws (or in some cases, repeals) is going to lead to "slavery" exactly? You are correct of course that there is no point to laws if they are not enforced, but I think BOTH the lack of sane laws concerning campaign financing and banking AND lack of enforcement is a problem - not one or the other.
Oct 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterETM
I would be rolling on the floor laughing if this didn't sound so much like an Obama Agenda.
Is this part of Obama's new campaign? Looks like the unions jumped in to help this group get organized.
Yes! Let's do just what the unions want. Do you have any idea how much of your union dues go the the fat cats who run it?
You are SLEEPING with the enemy.
Oct 5, 2011 at 5:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterBackgammon
Sigh, again. There is no evidence that this is an Obama re-election campaign, even though some status-quoers on the right want to paint it that way. This a broad slice of the American political spectrum - and there are plenty of anti-Obama signs, if you bothered to look. Obama is solidly in the pocket of the corporate interests. I don't think a true anti-corruption, anti-corporate-control movement wants anything to do with him. A lot of us on the "left" dropped him a long time ago (basically as soon as actions spoke much louder than words).
Oct 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterETM
And as to unions - I'm not going to say they are saints and always do the right thing. But I'll stand with them if they come down to the protest.
Oct 5, 2011 at 6:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterETM
Lets face it, everyone in the movment, know it or not, has been "Fu*ked by the Goverment", and aint happy. The collage kids owe a shit load of goverment money and have no JOB Promised at the end of school............

The unions, they are Pissed becouse of Scott Walker, and they are losing control of thAre grip........Then you have people that lost their jobs. Crap, then their are the ones that now live in thAre cars...........

"WTF", then there are the ones that just want to say "Enough-is-Enought"....................Ann Colter WTF Bitch today cut them all down. Just like the black actor, whom I think is one of the "BEST".........tore down the Tea Party, becouse he, they only know what they see on TV.........

MSM, Today Show, Nightly News, The View, and many other shows controled by G Soros..............Reading other blogs, threads, Yes Dar has a life beyon DB, but not by much, most dont have a "FU*KIN CLUE what the truth is on the movment.

It is Real Fun, reading the post's that people post. You can tell the ones, they spout off everything the MSM tells them. What a Sick World, we live in when people, "Alive", cant find the truth.............

Lets see......................Vaccines, Water, GMO Food, Chem Trails, Killer Fake Sugar, MSM, Bill Gates-G Soros, dumbing us down.........

The only sane ones are on the pickett-line, and the ones that know the Truth...................?
Oct 5, 2011 at 11:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Abraham lincolns relative watching
Oct 11, 2011 at 8:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterAbe

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