Sunday, November 20, 2011

Party of The 99 Platform

What might be the platform of a new Party of The 99?

    1) Progressive tax structure.

    2) Promote US manufacturing and infrastructure construction - not speculation and gambling.

    3) Tax speculative transactions on Wall Street to make rapid computer-generated speculation unprofitable.

    4) Fund education and medical services for all.

    5) End all wars of aggression and start by ending assassinations especially by drones.

    6) Rationalize immigration policy

    7) Revoke U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that decreed corporations had constitutional rights

Transparency should be required of the government (with few exceptions which would also soon be made public), all lobbyists and publicly held corporations.

Voting out most of the current Democrats and Republicans who serve corporate interests and replacing them with representatives of The 99 should be a peaceful and lawful goal. The 1% won't just give up, however. We should be prepared to see an increased police/military response using increasingly violent tactics.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Occupy Congress? What a great idea. And DC is warmer than Wall Street. In fact let's take over Congress. We can start with a platform-developing convention and start to create a new party of The 99.

Monday, September 26, 2011


I gave the Obama campaign $50 for 2012 - reluctantly. I guess I think it's worth $50 to support Obama in his last year even though I am very disappointed in his leadership. We are still at war and turning into a police state.

After the campaign thanked me I replied to Rufus as copied below, since I doubt that Rufus will ever read it or that I will ever hear from him.

    Rufus, I wish Obama would stand up to the corporate gangsters and their political sycophants. Right now I'm saving my money and real organizing efforts for a program much more progressive than the Obama administration. If no more progressive group arises and Obama continues to be weak, I guess I'd better save my money for the coming hard times. Good luck, Jim Buckley
On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 8:17 PM, Rufus Gifford wrote:

Dear Jim,

Thank you for your generous donation of 50.00.

This movement has always measured our strength not just in dollars but in the number of people who step up to own a piece of this campaign.

Will you take the next step and recruit five friends to join you today?

It’s quick and easy on our grassroots fundraising pages, and you’ll be playing a key role in bringing new people into the fold for 2012. Get started here:

Whether you bring in one new donor or 10, you’re building the foundation of this campaign -- and I think you’ll be surprised at how much you can do in a short time.

This movement would not be possible without supporters like you.

Thank you again for your generosity,


Rufus Gifford National Finance Director Obama for America