Friday, November 11, 2011

Tax those who work hard 002: The Socialist Alternative

Today's Tax the rich story comes from the Socialist Alternative website, that bastion of clear thinking, proletarian-ism.  They have a plan to end the "dictatorship of Wall Street" and replace it with...?  Anyway, here's the section of interest.

How to end the dictatorship of Wall Street? 
Bold mass mobilizations demanding jobs not cuts, an end to foreclosures, etc., has the potential to bring millions into the streets. A clear set of demands will help to express the burning needs of working-class people and youth, give us a united voice, and thereby encourage many more to participate. We should unite in calling for:
  • Tax the rich those who work really hard for their money. Make the bankers pay for their crisis.
  • A massive job creation program to rebuild the infrastructure paid for by taxes on the profits of big successful business.
  • An emergency plan to develop clean energy and rebuild the economy. A plan to create jobs in education, health care and wherever socially needed can show a way out of this crises. This plan needs to be democratically discussed and based on workers’ and public control and management.
  • End the wars. Slash the military budget.
  • Break the power of Wall Street. Put the financial institutions and banks that dominate the U.S. economy into public ownership under the democratic management of elected representatives of workers and the public. Compensation to be paid on the basis of proven need to small investors, not millionaires those who have created jobs, wealth and successful businesses.

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