Populism Isn't Dead, It's O-W-S!

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    "Not so long ago, Americans witnessed the beginning of a mass democratic uprising. Thousands of average people, disgusted by greedy elites and corporate control of government, launched a movement that spread to almost every state in the nation.

    "They did it to reject debt.

    "They did it to fight foreclosures.

    "They did it to topple a world where the 1 percent determined life for the other 99...

    "The year? 1877. The people? Dirt-poor farmers who would come to be known as Populists."

    Populism Isn't Dead, It's Marching: What 19th Century Farmers Can Teach Occupiers About How to Keep Going | Truthout

    Wall Street controlled the US government in 1877 as it does today.
    The solution hasn't changed either.
     
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    These "populist" agenda items could win or lose the election for BO or Mitt depending upon which side they take:
    1. Let the Bush Tax cuts expire
    2. Save SS
    3. Save Medicare
    4. Cut spending by supporting the Simpson-Bowles and the Debt Commission recommendations
    5. Crack down on illegal immigration
    6. Reduce the cost of energy
    7. open up ANWR and other domestic reserves
    8. Kill the NLRB and other wacko job killing agencies
    9. Crack down on Wall Street and implement a Transaction Tax
    10. Reduce "globalism" and protect the US economy via tax incentives
     
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    Only We shit..
     
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    OWS is struggling for relevancy.
     
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    Love it. The Occupados are a populist gr-ass roots movement while the Tea Party is corporate astroturf.

    mmmmmm-hmmm
     
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    Motivating the 30%-40% of eligible voters who don't usually see anything worth voting for is another possibility. I'm guessing jobs will be issue number one unless war with Iran breaks out If that happens, some regular voters may rally 'round this particular commander-in-chief, or not.

    I won't.
     
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    You don't?

    Are you voting for the 99% or the bankers next November?

    "It seems to me that the reporting of the collapse of capitalism has reached a new low which even the Middle East cannot surpass for sheer unadulterated obedience to the very institutions and Harvard "experts" who have helped to bring about the whole criminal disaster."

    Bankers are the Dictators of the West | Common Dreams
     
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    Was the Farmer's Alliance populist or corporate?

    "The Farmers Alliance was an organized agrarian economic movement amongst U.S. farmers that flourished in the 1880s. One of the goals of the organization was to end the adverse effects of the crop-lien system on farmers after the American Civil War.[1][2]

    "First formed in 1876 in Lampasas, Texas, the Alliance was designed to promote higher commodity prices through collective action by groups of individual farmers.

    "The movement was strongest in the South, and was widely popular before it was destroyed by the power of commodity brokers. Despite its failure, it is regarded as the precursor to the Populist Party, which grew out of the ashes of the Alliance in 1892."

    Will you be voting for Goldman or Citi next November?
     
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    The only thing you post are horrific lies.

     

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