Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Time for the Progressive Agenda is Now!

Citizens Dumping Personal Junk on Wall Street to Protest Bailout

"Why should people who made financially imprudent decisions be rewarded?" asks Boyd, who is best known for founding the political protest theater group Billionaires For Bush. "It's our hard-earned tax dollars, and we're being asked to bail these guys out at the same time as this locks out all the things that we want for the future."
They said providing health care for 9 million children, perhaps costing $6 billion a year, was too expensive, but there's evidently no sum of money large enough that will sate the Wall Street pigs. If this passes, forget about any money for environmental protection, to counter global warming, for education, for national healthcare, to rebuild our decaying infrastructure, for alternative energy.



Exactly! This is what they always do. They loot the coffers and saddle future progressive leaders with having to pay back the missing funds. Republicans loot - that's what they do. Progressive Democrats cannot then implement any aspects of their socially democratic agenda. Republicans spend so that Democrats then have to lay on the taxes and tighten the belt.

How could it be otherwise? The money has to come from somewhere.

First it was the S&L scandal so many years ago. Then a long stretch of political and economic austerity. Then there was a boom and Clinton (who was not very progressive-minded in my view) handed them the final touches on the global marketplace. With international money flooding in for investment opportunities that just weren't there we had the makings of the perfect economic swindle.

And we cannot let them get away with it again nor should we have to foot the bill.

Personally, I think this is the precise moment for progressive values to come forward. This is the exact time for rebuilding the nation as a whole and allowing Wall Street to burn. Thank all of you asshole Republicans that have taught me military terminology over the years. Now I can say this:

I am calling for a "scorched earth" Wall Street policy. Let the motherfucker burn!

List of Demands:

1. Universal healthcare
2. Free merit-based education up to PhD & student loan forgiveness
3. Fair bankruptcy laws
4. Sensible free energy based on the sun and wind
5. Strong regulation of future stock markets
6. Strong Regulation of all banking enterprises
7. Progressive taxes on the wealthy
8. Criminal prosecutions for the current financial "crisis"
9. War crimes proceedings against Bush et al
10. The end of the illegal occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan

And I am just getting started here...