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Well, I never thought I’d do it, but, I feel compelled to post some of my writings and reactions to OWS here. I spent Saturday writing my “economic treatise” for about 6 hours, coming away from it feeling somewhat like Henry David Thoreau (ah, well). So here is my working treatise, and please feel free to comment on it:
New Salary Range Recommendations
Based on Concepts of Economic Sustainability and Right Livelihood:
- Bankers $20,000
- Lawyers $27,500
- Realtors $25,000
- Doctors $28,000
- Nurses $27,500
- Teachers/Librarians/Train Engineers/Bridge Maintenance/Ship Pilots, etc. $35,000
- Police $36,000
- Public Servants $28,500
- Laborers $20,000
- Other public sector $30,000
- Other private sector $29,000
- Technical/Research/Academic $36,000
- Entrepreneurs/Business Owners $10,000 (i.e., tax breaks for corps)
- Congress $30,000
- President 40,000
- Soldiers N/A
- Defense workers $25,000
All jobs include full health benefit for worker and family, full retirement benefits, full free education for children.
Taxation – to run the government
The only tax will be a sales tax for all goods and services, which will be fixed at: 4%.
The “Great Reset”
The Great Reset does not have to happen tomorrow. It can be carefully planned. On that day, for example, student loans will be forgiven. On that day, existing mortgage rates will adjust to 3% (or whatever). People who already own homes and goods can keep them. There will be help in poor neighborhoods – poor people will finally be able to catch up because they will have paid work. Some educated students will go work in the inner city and teach and help, and will be paid a right livelihood, but more importantly, they will earn the value of empathy. Instead of $2 billion/week spent on war, this money will be urgently used to make the U.S. a light to other nations. All of this is possible from the rights and liberties guaranteed in our Constitution. However, those rights and liberties were stolen from us, (e.g., “Citizens United” – what a name!!) and then we were made to pay. Nothing short of a reset will do because we have become too fragmented. They “divided and conquered” us, and apparently won.
All categories of corruption and thought must be addressed before reset day/week/month -whatever you want to call it. It may take many years to get there. For example, look how long it took to vote on whether to have an art show by OWS consensus on Wall Street (a couple of hours?) In the meantime, the best we can do is to stop supporting the hateful corporations and other elements (Pentagon + contractors) who harm and kill US and have gone so far as to ruin our PLANET (leave only footprints).
Fracking is rape: they rape my earth, and make me pay for it.