Occupy the Senate next
What a coincidence that achieving the Tea Party’s goals would benefit billionaire oil tycoons David and Charles Koch.
Occupy Wall Street is reaching into wine country because Congress, as the handmaiden of global corporations, is unwilling to do what Gallup says 70 percent of Americans want – namely to tax the rich at the same rate as the rest of us.
As Utah Phillips said, “Politicians get money from the rich and votes from the poor so that they will protect each from the other.”
Few realize that a voter in Wyoming matters 70 times more than a California voter.
That’s because our state (a tenth of the nation’s population) gets no more senators than Wyoming (one-seventieth).
Remember, we claim to be the first modern democracy, yet the senators from the 20 lowest population states can block legislation that the other 90 percent of the country wants.
And it’s so convenient; donating to the campaigns of 40 senators from those 20 low-population states costs corporations about the same as helping elect just two senators in California.