By OWS Working Group
A Declaration, Petition for the Redress of Grievances and Action Plan
WHEREAS THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDES:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
Corporate Welfare Takes Wing at Boca Raton Airport [Image]
10 AM Saturday, Oct. 15
3300 Airport Road
Boca Raton, Florida
Let corporate welfare recipients hear our displeasure with taxpayer underwriting of their jets.
Over the last two years, Boca airport lost $650,000 because users don’t even cover current operating expenses.
But don’t worry, dear corporate welfare recipient. Big government is there when you need it. The airport received over ten million in government subsidies in 2009 and 2010 alone.
By Robert C. Koehler
“The Future is calling and has some serious concerns. Please pick up.”
It’s a Sunday afternoon, fivish, the sun is sinking and a chill is in the air. Ah, Chicago, vibrant with culture, crime and capital, but sort of dead at this hour of the ebbing weekend. I’m downtown and I’m not sure if the future is calling, but my heart is pounding as I walk west on Jackson to LaSalle, in the shadow of the great edifices of capitalism.
At 230 South LaSalle, in front of the Federal Reserve Bank, about a hundred people are gathered in informal clusters. Signs abound, some in people’s hands, others propped against the curb or a wall: “Trillions are missing from the Department of Defense.” “Wall Street needs adult supervision.” “I am Troy Davis.” “Sick and tired and denied all benefits. I am the 99%.” Written in orange chalk on the sidewalk: “If Iceland can let banks fail so can we.”