As the Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading across the globe while gathering
public support, a persistent question is “What are you asking for?”
Given that underlying this movement is a sense of fairness that what people value
most should be better distributed, I modestly offer this simple idea:
Education for All, including Tutors for All
Health Care for All
Housing for All
Jobs for All
In future blogs, I will offer ideas about how to provide Health Care for All, Housing for All, and Jobs for All.
Speaking of 9’s – instead of Herman Cain’s 9 Zero 9, I suggest adding another zero to his first “9”
to make it 90% for earnings above five million dollars. This would not be an all-time high as it
was 94 % on taxable income over $200,000 ($2.5 million in today’s dollars during
World War II), which was another time of crisis. This would help pay for Health Care
for All, Housing for All, and Jobs for All.
For more information about the need for a progressive tax, take a look at Robert Reich’s
recent blog entitled The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax.
Comments on the substance of the blogs are welcome. If you have other questions, please contact me directly for a consulting appointment.