Skip to comments.Next up: `Occupy Congress’
Posted on 11/18/2011 3:51:46 PM PST by Qbert
One of the enduring questions about Occupy Wall Street has been this: Can the energy unleashed by the movement be leveraged behind a concrete political agenda and push for change that will constitute a meaningful challenge to the inequality and excessive Wall Street influence highlighted by the protests?
A coalition of labor and progressive groups is about to unveil its answer to that question. Get ready for Occupy Congress.
The coalition which includes unions like SEIU and CWA and groups like the Center for Community Change is currently working on a plan to bus thousands of protesters from across the country to Washington, where they will congregate around the Capitol from December 5-9, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry tells me in an interview.
One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obamas jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congresss misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.
Were taking about it as an effort to take back the Capitol, Henry says. It would be great if we could build pressure that goes beyond the jobs act.
The reason were targeting Republicans is because this is about jobs, she said. The Republicans insistence that no revenue can be put on the table is the reason were not creating jobs in this country. We want to draw a stark contrast between a party that wants to scapegoat immigrants, attack public workers, and protect the rich, versus a president who has been saying he wants America to get back to work and that everybody should pay their fair share.
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More proof, if you needed it, that this ain’t no grass roots movement. There are millions and millions going into this from the hard left.
And the Liberals would pay THEIR fare share exactly when?
Hey, maybe Boehner can walk around outside with the gavel and laugh at them like Nazi P.
If there would be anything that would make the average
ciizen dispise these twerps, it would be seeing them
mucking up the Capital for a couple months.
Please make it chrystal clear you are only targeting Republicans. We want the country to place the blame for your idiotic antics squarely on the Democrats, where it belongs.
What do you mean these yahoos already occupy the White House?
The circus is coming to town.
it already is ,this would be the second act
It would be great if we could build pressure that goes beyond the jobs act.
It would be even better if the ‘Swiss Cheese riddled” bodies of the vermin rot on the capitol steps!
Well they have the correct target.
Which way to the protest ?
Follow your nose.
So much stupidity packed into so few words.
If anything goes down we know who’s ultimately responsible this time: Mr. “I’m looking for somebody’s a$$ to kick”, “bring a gun if they bring a knife”, “get in their faces and argue with them, and “punish your enemies” guy...
....do I even live on the same planet as my fellow countrymen anymore? :(:(:(:(:(
How did they find out - who told em - that republican quislings will wet their huggies in a spirited attempt to see who can be the first to reach across the aisle?
Lol. You go girls! Pass the popcorn!
“One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obamas jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congresss misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.”
So what they are REALLY saying is they will “occupy the Republican side of Congress” and not Congress as a whole. And more generally, they will “occupy” conservatism and the founding principles of America.
I get it - a leftist, commie protest.
I am certain this will make major headlines in all the papers and news shows (JUST LIKE THE TEA PARTY PROTEST DID A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO /s).
It would be even better if the Republicans forcefully ennunciated WHY more revenue is equal to more WASTE.
And how government does not create jobs.
And and and...
They cannot let the thugs control the narrative.
Time to start a movement called “The New Pinkertons.”