When it started, the most frequent complaint regarding the Occupy Movement, was… “Oh, I understand their anger, but what good are they going to accomplish?”

(Well, everyone can’t be as smart as us, right? Who then would be around to watch Fox News?)

The movement is beginning to gel. The era of protest is continuing. The era of organizing is beginning. The plan is for two people, one man and one woman, to be chosen out of each of the Congressional Districts, to meed in Philadelphia to hammer out a platform.

Some things on the agenda, make both Republicans and Democrats look like sappy old parties….
It is obvious that a new push is needed to fix America. Here is a preliminary topic list….

1) Therefore, all private funding of political campaigns shall be replaced by the fair, equal and TOTAL public financing of all federal political campaigns.

2) The immediate abrogation, even if it requires a Constitutional Amendment (e.g. the Sanders-Deutch Amendment), of the outrageous and anti-democratic Supreme Court holding in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

3) Elected and unelected public officials and their immediate families shall be banned from ever being employed by any corporation, lobbying firm, individual or business that the public official specifically regulated while in office

4) Members of the United States House of Representatives shall be limited to serving no more than four two-year terms in their lifetime. Members of the United States Senate shall be limited to serving no more than two six-year terms in their lifetime.  The two-term limit for President shall remain unchanged.

5) A complete reformation and simplification of the United States Tax Code to require ALL individuals and corporations to pay a fair share of a progressive, graduated income tax by eliminating loopholes, unfair tax breaks, exemptions and unfair deductions, subsidies and ending all other methods of evading taxes. The current system of taxation unjustly favors the wealthiest Americans..

6) Medicare for all or adoption of a universal single-payer healthcare system. The broken Medicaid program will be eliminated as redundant. Affordable healthcare shall be a human right.

7) New comprehensive laws and regulations must be immediately enacted to give the Environmental Protection Agency, and other environmental protection regulators, expanded powers and resources to shut down corporations, businesses or any entities that intentionally or recklessly damage the environment, and to criminally prosecute individuals who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment

8 ) Reduction of the $15 trillion national debt to be achieved by BOTH fair progressive taxation and cuts in spending

9) The American People must be put to work now by repairing America’s crumbling infrastructure and building other needed public works projects.

10) education is the only way to ensure our future success as a nation, interest on student debts must be immediately reduced to 2% or less and repayments deferred for periods of unemployment. Subject to the provisions of point five herein, the tax code will be amended so that employers will receive a student loan repayment tax deduction for paying off the loans of their employees.

11) New educational goals to train the American public to perform jobs in a 21st century economy, particularly in the areas of technology, infrastructure repair, water and resource conservation and green energy must be mandated as national security issue.

12) Subject to the elimination of corporate tax loopholes and exploited exemptions and deductions as stated in point five, limited tax incentives will be permitted to entice businesses to hire our citizens rather than outsource jobs.

13) Immediate reenactment of the Glass-Steagall Act and increased regulation of Wall Street and the financial industry by the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, the Justice Department and the other financial regulators including the recently established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

14) The federal government shall buy all mortgages in foreclosure and refinance these debts at an interest rate of 1% or less..

15) The 99% demand the abolishment of the Electoral College in favor of the Popular Vote in presidential elections to avoid situations where the Electoral College elects a candidate who does not receive a majority of the popular vote. 

16) An immediate withdrawal of all combat troops from Afghanistan

17) It must not be censored or regulated in any manner without the consent of the people who utilize and contribute to its vitality. We therefore demand the immediate withdrawal of the Stop Online Piracy Act or “SOPA” (H.R. 3261) and the Protect IP Act (S. 968).

18) We call upon the United States government to repeal those portions of the Patriot Act that limit the civil rights of American citizens, withdraw sections 1031 & 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act and immediately stop all abuses of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act which allows extrajudicial eavesdropping on U.S. citizens without oversight.