I’ve been Demonstrating … yesterday told a reporter with the Huffington Post “I’m here because tax policy is unfair and energy policy is foolish and short sighted.”
The real demand is for economic democracy. Political democracy is meaningless in the face of a non-democratic economy.
President Obama was a community organizer and professor of Constitutional Law – not an economist or an environmentalist. His biggest mistakes, I think, were hiring Geithner, Sommers, Bernake – men from Wall Street – and Stephen “Clean Coal” Chu, rather than economists like Krugman, Stiglitz, Costanza, Daly, and energy people like Lovins and McKibben. (Yes he hired Van Jones, but Jones is history.)
The “Extended Text” appears on Page 1 of a handout I have been distributing. I also sent it to Pres. Obama, Rep. Holt, and Senators Menendez and Lautenberg.