Rather than get bullied into budget cuts as pushed by politicians on both side of the aisle, it is high time that we the people come together and demonstrate the leadership that is lacking in the present political charade.
This means one initial message: Make Wall Street Pay!
Yes "Wall Street" should pay its fare share for the depression it is responsible for getting us into.
When President Obama talks about "Shared Sacrifice" without addressing the multi-quadrillion dollar derivatives black hole, he is not serving those who elected him, much less our Republic.
We need to change tactics. Yes the rich are not paying their fair share, but their personal funds do not have the money to solve the problem. So what needs to be done? Put a modest 1% fee on institutional trades, of the Wall Street and the hedge funds. This is where the big money is and will serve to help curtail the absurd volume in flash trades derivatives gambits that is destroying real investment.
People do not know what a Tobin Tax is, but people do not have to be educated on the self evident name of a Wall Street Sales Tax.
Also advocating a 1% Wall Street Sales Tax rather than a 0.005% tax makes more sense to people who pay an 8% Sales Tax to buy shoes for their children. Why people on the street when they are introduced to this idea invariable think 1% is too small.
What is too small is the united advocacy for such a plan that solves the budget crisis and serves to put a check on worthless trades.