The Occupy folks have declared themselves the new 3rd political Party for 2012. The Occupation Party believes that the 1% elite run this country and that they are suppressing the government in meeting the needs of the average American. This new 3rd party wants to bring the running of the country back to the people. Here is the press release of the party platform:
“About Us: What is The Occupation Party?
The Occupation Party represents the 99% of Americans who want reform that brings back honesty and transparency into our governmental and political institutions in short, a return to government that is truly by the people, for the people and that serves the interests of the people first and foremost.
Why Do We Need A Political Party?
Some claim the will of the 99% is adequately represented by the existing political parties. But the evidence says otherwise. Both the Democratic and Republican parties are equally driven by donors dollars (corporate and individual), and are taking actions and supporting policies that benefit corporate and wealthy interests over those of the rest of us. Many of those actions and policies have long-term results that run counter to the best interests of the country as a whole.
That’s why a separate political party is needed to translate the energy and ideas of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% into concrete, actionable solutions to fix our nations problems. Someone needs to act with the needs of the people in mind, not just the privileged elite that funds our elections in order to control our policies.
What Does The Occupation Party Plan to Do?
Our action plan is a work-in-progress, and we encourage members of the public to participate in our forums and discussions about the best responses to the many difficult issues our nation faces.
Currently, our plan includes actions on three fronts:
1) Spread the Word, Tell the Truth
2) Create Consensus, Rebuild Democracy
3) Define Problems, Seek Solutions”
I said that many of the Occupiers did not really know why they are there. That nebulous platform gives some proof to that premise.
Looks like the Democratic Party should be more concerned about this 3rd Party than the Republicans. If this Occupy Party really gets going, it will be ciphering votes from the liberals and leftists which we know reside in the Democratic Party as oppose to the Republican Party.