Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy Wall Street? Good. Organize America? Better!

Our prices are so low, our workers can afford them.
In a nutshell: we need to do two critical things to solve income inequality in the U.S. One, we need to restore progressivity to our income tax system by raising taxes on the rich, reinstating the estate tax, and raising the tax on capital gains to former levels. And, two, we need to reinvigorate the union movement.

If only one thing were to come out of the Occupy movement, one of the biggest would be to, say, organize the workers at, oh, I don't know, Wal-Mart!

Seriously. We should stop occupying Wall Street and start occupying Wal-Mart. This corporation is the poster child for stagnant wages, and now that it's planning to drastically cut health-care benefits for its workers, it's the poster child for what's wrong with the health-care system.

Want to shake up the establishment? Boycott, picket, occupy, organize, and unionize every Wal-Mart in America.

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