This is a statement written by Thomas Cornell and approved by the GA. It will also go up on the resource page.
FAIR TAX POLICY ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF OCCUPY
We who occupy the earth demand a caring, intelligent government.
We the people, the 99%, see alienation and inequality. We perceive
the crisis in education, economics, and the environment. These
problems require funding for government and clear regulation.
Goal: Economic and environmental justice – equal freedom.
Means: Funding to have government provide for the less fortunate
and lead the effort to heal the planet.
To have the means to achieve our goal, there is necessity for a
just progressive tax system. Wealth also must be taxed to achieve
distributive justice to build the common good.
The conversation begins with the concept of taxing wealth as well as
a progressive income tax; specific numbers are a starting point.
Tax all income of the fortunate and wealthy at a
progressive scale, with the top rate at 50%.
Tax wealth over 7 million at 1% – Tax wealth over 20
million at 10%.
Occupy demands fair progressive tax policy to heal culture and
design a nurturing physical and moral environment – equal freedom!
PROGRESSIVE TAX POLICY
Tax policy for Occupy – proposed in Bath/Brunswick, Maine
September 17, 2012