Occupy Congress January 17th, 2012
Posted by Fredsvenn den januar 14, 2012
It’s time for the American People to send a message to Congress. Ordinary citizens are not being represented by their elected leaders. January 17th you ask? The U.S. House of Representatives convenes for the first time in 2012 on January 17th. We can change the conversation and we can make a difference. Be there or be square.
Occupy Police – Operation Shield
You can also expect SHIELD members to be interlocked together creating a barrier which separates protestors from police.
Numbers and reasons to support the Occupy movement –
(Download flyer here PDF)
- 66% of American make less than $40,000 a year.
- .05% of Americans make more than $1 million a year.
- The top 20% of Americans control 93% of total financial wealth; 1% controls 43%, and the next 19% controls 50%.
This leaves the bottom 80% controlling only 7% of total financial wealth.
- 25 million people in this country can’t find a full-time job.
- 50 million people in the U.S.A. live without health insurance.
- 47 million people in this country need government help in order to feed themselves.
- 15 million families owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home.
- More than 8 Million people lost their homes in the foreclosure crisis so far.
- The U.S. housing market has lost an estimated $4.9 trillion dollars, as 59 million homes have declined in value.
U.S.A approximate numbers (U.S. Census): population, 312.7 million; work force population, 153.8 million; number of households, 117.5 million.
Inequality and the Common Good, Institute for Policy Studies.
Wealth Income and Power, by G. William Domhoff, UC Santa Cruz.
The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being; The Old Prosper Relative to the Young, By D’Vera Cohn, Gretchen Livingston, Paul Taylor, and Richard Fry.