Text … Dennis Kucinich:
“A new America is being born in the streets of our nation.
“To the men and women, young and old who are now occupying Wall Street and Main Streets across the country you are the beginnings of a new America. You are in the streets and you are not alone. Millions support your efforts. We know the present system has taken the wealth of our nation and put it into the hands of the few. Fourteen million Americans out of work. Fifty million without health care. Millions denied a college education because they cannot afford it. Millions losing their homes. Millions of pensions threatened. Dreams crushed by a system will be dreams rescued by your efforts, your commitment, your dedication to a new America.
“Our financial system takes the wealth of the nation and accelerates it to the top. The top 1% controls 42% of our nation’s wealth. We know we must change this system. Here is how:
“The National Emergency Employment Defense (H.R. 2990) Act is an idea whose time has come. It is a concrete plan which would authorize Congress to fix our broken economic system.
“Article I, Section 8 of Our Constitution gives the United States the right and responsibility to create money. Instead of using that power to help the people, the government gave that power to the private banks with the 1913 Federal Reserve Act.
“The Fed creates trillions of dollars out of nothing and gives it to private banks. We need to take back our Constitutional authority to create money. Instead of borrowing money from banks, or from China, South Korea or Japan, the U.S. can get money flowing to create jobs, by creating money and putting it directly into the economy to repair our infrastructure, to convert to a green economy.
“House Resolution 2990 would allow Congress to provide a permanent money supply that is unencumbered by debt This plan will let the U.S. Government issue debt free money into the economy in a way that is not inflationary.
“We are going to change the world. We will build the world we want to see.
“This is Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Keep occupying Wall Street and Main Street. I’m occupying Congress in this struggle for economic justice.”