The two-party system has become an intolerable straitjacket on the hopes and dreams of the American people. More than ever, we need a viable alternative to a future of budget cuts, unemployment, despair and war.
Who Will Pay for the Depression? Working People or Wall Street
We have been told that our nation is approaching a “fiscal cliff” – that the profligacy of the American people is to blame for our national debt, and that we have no choice but to cut away the fabric of the New Deal. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve continues to buy Wall Street's toxic derivatives – the cause of the 2007 financial crisis – at the rate of $85 billion a month.
This is not just hypocricy, it is the essence of fascism.
Since we are in an economic depression, the main political question is, Who Will Pay for This Depression? The Wall Street parasites demand that the cost of the depression they have created be shifted to working people. The Tax Wall Street Party demands instead that Wall Street pay the cost of the depression it has created.
The Void in Anti-Establishment Politics in America
Occupy Wall Street and the related mass strike upsurge of 2011 showed that the New Deal is still alive in the hearts of the American people. But this moment was sabotaged by so-called leaders of these movements who were unwilling to make concrete demands for economic reform.
While glimmers of hope remain within the Democratic party, the Wall Street-owned party leadership is in lockstep with the decrepit Republican party in its quest for more free trade, austerity, deregulation and war.
Independent voters can only register their distaste by choosing between utopian radicals on the left and right, neither side capable of ever appealing to the vast majority of working American families.
The Tax Wall Street Party will offer American voters what they sorely need – a concrete program of economic reform, based on the proven traditions of Lincoln’s American System, FDR’s New Deal, and JFK’s New Frontier.