Sunday, April 8, 2012

Someone asked what Occupy has accomplished in 6 months, my response was well liked by friends from both sides...

by pc8311

In terms of accomplishment, there has been a marked shift in the national political discourse towards issues of income inequality and unfair redisbutional practices, including a regressive tax code and subsidies to incredibly profitable industries at a cost to middle-class workers. This change in conversation has led to the introduction of the Buffet Rule tax reform proposal that should be voted on in upcoming weeks, as well as a call by the Obama administration to reduce subsidies to the oil companies that are already making record profits from increased fuel prices. So no, Occupy may not have achieved a society whose income distribution reflects the dual values of compassion and hard work, but we are better off than we were when we were discussing raising the debt ceiling.

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