A bunch of millionairs have shown up and demanded that congress raise taxes on the rich.
People in the "occupy" movement should take notice of this, and in my opinion we need to change the way this is all being framed.
I would drop a lot of the class warfare rhetoric and the "1% vs 99%" stuff. Youre never going to build a populist movement around this concept because EVERYONE wants to get rich. As shown above not all wealthy people want to loot our civilization into the stone ages.
Instead we should frame it this...
"Everyone VS a corrupt and unsustainable financial and monetary system"
This is pretty easy to do, because businesses in the productive economy are some of the biggest victims or our corrupt financial system, and our fraudulent money system. The FED/Wallstreet and their little games, victimized businesses and many wealthy people around the world.
This should expose the fact that even though the people who support the current financial and monetary regime are "PRO BUSINESS" they really arent. Opposition to fixing the system is actually most ANTI BUSINESS adgenda out there today.
The reality is that MOST of the richest 1% got rich simply by supply products and services that we want and need. These people should not be demonized.
So ditch the 1 VS 99, and all the class warfare stuff, and stop attacking the concept of wealth. And focus instead on the fact that every single producer in our economy has a direct interest making sure these structural issues get fixed.
Edited by dre, 17 November 2011 - 01:12 PM.