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Occupy Wall Street Making An Impact Across Our Great Nation—New York State To Raise Tax Rates On The Most Wealthy

Occupy Houston, Occupy Wall Street and Occupy efforts across the nation are working hard, changing the debate, and making progress.

This  is why top Republican pollster Frank Luntz is afraid of the Occupy movement.

Occupy Houston spoke up yesterday against arctic drilling and will tomorrow demonstrate to protect women’s health.

Occupy Wall Street has been addressing the foreclosure crisis.

On December 10th, OWS will be part of a global human rights day. Everyone is connected.

Occupy Portland, Oregon is back on the move again after being evicted from their first location. Above you see a picture from Occupy Portland. You can’t evict an idea.

In the news, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, after initial resistance, now working to help enact tax increases on the most wealthy New Yorkers.

President Obama is now talking more aggressively about the needs of everyday working people as Congressional Republicans continue to oppose the extension of payroll tax cuts for the American people.

Occupy Wall Street is staying outside of the two major parties and is making a difference.

Everyone can take part in Occupy. Search the web and Facebook to see what is taking place where you live.

It is up to each of us to work with others to help determine the course of our future. The work of freedom is up to each of us.

Let’s be hopeful, hard-working and imaginative.

Perry Dorrell at the great Houston blog Brains & Eggs has more of the story.

December 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Republicans Kill Job Creating Rail Projects

Newly elected Republican Governors are saying no to high speed rail projects that have federal backing and that will create jobs.

(Above–Republican rail plan.)

We are seeing this in Wisconsin with Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker.

We are seeing this in Ohio as well with Republican Governor-elect John Kaisch.

These job-killing actions are consistent with the decision of Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to stop a much needed and job-creating New York-New Jersey railroad tunnel.

What people need and want are jobs.

Republican extremists are putting ideology before job creation.

What’s wrong with the federal government helping people have jobs?

Will ideology pay your bills and send your kids to college?

Many private firms are making strong profits and yet not hiring. Private firms will do what is best for their profits and shareholders. They will create more jobs when it serves their purpose to do so.

Why can’t government help its own people without it being seen as some type of Marxist plot?

What Republicans appear to want is for the economy to not get better before President Obama is up for reelection in 2012.

I guess that is why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said his most important priority was making sure Mr. Obama serves only one term.

Mr. McConnell said—“The most important single thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

It seems that instead of working on the economy for the next two years, every effort Republicans make will be tied to politics.

On the other hand, newly elected Democratic Governors Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York are going to build the rail project for their states.

Because of this, jobs are going to be created in California and New York.

At the same time, China has just built the fastest train line in the world.

People have anxieties about finding good jobs and about America falling behind in the world.

What Republicans seem intent on offering with their newly won power appears to be ideology and efforts at political gain.

What will any of that accomplish of lasting worth for the average American and for the future of our nation?

November 6, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment