OWS draft demands
http://coupmedia.org/occupywallstreet/occupy-wall-street-official-demands-2009 (search for Education Reform)
I think this student completely misses the point though. People aren't blaming wall street for their own debt. They are blaming wall street and corporations for greed, risky decisions and the fact that corporations have as much legal protection as an individual and this has been abused leading to a unsustainable economy. Greed wasn't included in the models for a successful free market system and is immoral. I feel like a broken record somewhat.
I think the OWS demand is misunderstood. The OWS group is suggesting that instead of spending money on war, they should look at putting that money into loan forgiveness programs. Loan forgiveness programs aren't new and work very similar to scholoaraships. Is this student saying that money should continute to be spent on war instead of scholarships and student aids??
Hope everyone is having a a great day and I'm looking forward to checking out what people have to say down town Toronto tomorrow. Here are some of the messages I've seen already.
IMAGE: The unrealistic letter from a supposed student and why I think it's a LIE!!
APPENDIX - assumed student budget with bare essentials