Why Join?

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS THE LOWEST IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE GREAT
DEPRESSION (EXCEPT FOR A TINY BLIP IN THE 80′S)….AND CORPORATE PROFITS JUST
HIT – ANOTHER – ALL TIME HIGH.

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE 14 MILLION AMERICANS WANT TO WORK AND CANNOT FIND A JOB OF ANY
KIND, AND SOCIAL MOBILITY JUST HIT THE LOWEST POINT IN OUR HISTORY.

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE THE MINIMUM WAGE HAS DROPPED…..WHILE CEO PAY HAS INCREASED 300%
SINCE 1990.

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE AVERAGE HOURLY EARNINGS HAVE NOT INCREASED FOR OVER 50
YEARS….AND CEOS TODAY MAKE 350X MORE THAN AN AVERAGE WORKER, UP FROM
50X MORE IN THE 60′S, 70′S AND 80′S.

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE THE TOP 5% IN THIS COUNTRY HOLD 70% OF THE NATION’S WEALTH, AND OF
THAT, THE TOP 1% – THAT’S 400 PEOPLE – HOLD CLOSE TO HALF (42%) OF OUR WEALTH!

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE THAT TOP 1% OWN MORE THAN 90% OF US ALL COMBINED!

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE TAXES ON THE RICH ARE THE LOWEST THEY HAVE EVER BEEN: THE
AGGREGATE TAX RATE ON THE RICHEST 1% IS ALMOST THE SAME AS IT IS FOR
EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS COUNTRY.

Why join Occupy Queens?
BECAUSE THAT MEANS THAT INCOME DISPARITY IN THE US IS WORSE THAN IN INDIA,
IRAN, AND CHINA…..AND OUR DEGREE OF ECONOMIC INEQUALITY ONE OF THE
POOREST COUNTRIES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE (HONDURAS)

Why join Occupy Queens?
Because when the banks collapsed, our government bailed them out with interest-free loans, , OUR
GOVERNMENT BAILED THEM OUT WITH INTEREST-FREE LOANS – SO THAT THEY
COULD CONTINUE THE LENDING UPON WHICH OUR ECONOMY IS SAID TO RELY…… BUT
LENDING SHARPLY DROPPED THEREAFTER, AND HAS YET TO RECOVER. AND
NOWADAYS, THE BANKS HAVE SHIFTED MOST OF THEIR LENDING TO….THE AMERICAN
GOVERNMENT, AT AN INTEREST.

[Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?
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4 responses to Why Join?

  1. Please register me for Occupy Queens.

    Thanks.

  2. Hey,
    I might have a space available for 200 people, please let me know the details (day, time, needs etc)
    Also please note under. Why join Occupy Queens?
    BECAUSE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS THE LOWEST IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE GREAT
    DEPRESSION (EXCEPT FOR A TINY BLIP IN THE 80′S)….AND CORPORATE PROFITS JUST
    HIT – ANOTHER – ALL TIME HIGH. I think that should read the unemployment rate is the highest (not lowest) it has been since the great depression (or the employment rate is the lowest)
    Also, in terms of the minimum wage dropping, I believe you mean to say the buying power of the minimum wage has dropped, or inflation issues, or something (seeing as the minimum wage has gone up since 1990)

  3. Yes, please change the first point about unemployment being the lowest . . . it should read “highest”!!! Thanks

  4. Yes, please change first line about unemployment — it should read “highest.”

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