Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Occupy Wall Streeters Are Real Whackadoos

I'm sure their whackadoo status doesn't really come as a surprise to most but you really don't understand the full extent of their idiocy until you see this "Proposed List of Demands For Occupy Wall St Movement!" which I paste below with commentary:

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

Imposing a tariff on all trade goods?  Have they zero knowledge of history outside of Howard Zinn?  Or even watched Ferris Bueller?  This policy is a great way to destroy the US economy and the world economy with it (not that there is much left to destroy, but we need all we can get).  I also love the minimum wage of $20 an hour.  So businesses will have to deal with everything being more expensive thanks to tariffs and possibly have to pay their workers much more at the same time.  How are they going to survive exactly?  Tell me again how  fewer jobs and everything being more expensive helpful to anyone?

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

That demand just means these people have no idea how the healthcare system works.  Private payors actually pay doctors much more than the government does, which usually pays doctors at a loss or a near loss for procedures (e.g.  a doctor who has to pay $120 to do an osteoperosis test will only get $80 from Medicare for that test).  Also, in all those single payor healthcare systems out in the world, how much are doctors making?  They usually are paid like government employees, with the service to match.  What an idiotic system that would be.

Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

So even if you are a loser cleaning gum off the pavement you can be paid $20 an hour?  Who pays for that? 

Demand four: Free college education.

I guess professors will be paid with rainbows.

Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

A yes, because Solyndra worked so well!  And what exactly do they mean by a fast track process?

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

Because our old stimulus package worked so well! Also, with the price of everything being increased by previous demands, $1 trillion won't buy as much as you think.

Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America's nuclear power plants.

Who wrote this?  Dr. Evil Protester? 1 TREEEEEEELion dollars.  Also, you know that we have 230 billion trees in the United States right now?  That is 770 trees per person!  I really don't think we need more trees as a nation.  Have these people ever actually seen the middle of the country or the South?

Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

Here's a silly question, don't they already have equal rights?  Given affirmative action, if anything they get special treatment.

Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

Good, because I think if these policies get instituted, I will definitely want to migrate.  Out of this country!

Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

How about we check ID's, wouldn't that be easier?

Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the "Books." World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

Why do I get the feeling that whoever wrote this has a lot of debt?  Also, wasn't this the plot of Project MAYHEM in Fight Club?  Seriously though, this is probably the most ludicrous demand I have ever seen.  One person's debt is another person's asset, after all.  This will destroy all the banks. And given this policy, shouldn't I just not pay my taxes?  Theoretically, I will be in debt to the government but that will be wiped out.  It'll be interesting to see how these people pay for their trillion dollar projects with no money.  Unless of course they just print it like Zimbabwe.  So 1 trillion dollars might be the cost of a cup of coffee.  Also, how do you demand that all debt be wiped out on Earth?  How is your dinky little protest group going to get France to wipe off debt?

Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

So whoever wrote this has a lot of debt and a 600 or below credit score, I think it's all coming together.  Again, this is a ludicrous demand.  Without credit reporting agencies how can banks give out loans.  Oh, I forgot, debt is illegal.  Silly me.  We are going to have to start using corduroy jeans as a means of exchange. 

Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

Kind of a moot point with no economy to go with it, isn't it?

These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.

So let me get this straight, an economy with no banks, no ability to have debt, high prices due to tariffs and minimum wage laws will have "so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy'?  Next time they are on the Brooklyn Bridge, they might want to consider jumping off.  Talk about a waste of (dirty) hair.

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