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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I think the Obama administration has done a great disservice too the American people by getting involved with big corporations and using public money to do so. It is the scandal of the age, the worst in American history, and will someday be recognized as such. An investigation should be started immediately.

    The idea that a President could pour billions of tax dollars into a huge variety of companies and corporations, with little public oversight, would have been unthinkable not all that long ago. Now the American people are many trillions of dollars in debt with absolutely nothing to show for it, and no way of paying it back. It is a disgrace.
    This is not a new idea. Both parties have done so in the past. And coporate welfare has been the norm and not the exception. if this bothers you, you should have been bothered for a long, long time.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Occupy Wall Street May Be Too Big to Fail

    "It's not just Occupy Wall Street anymore.

    According to occupytogether.org, there are Occupy events currently running or planned for the month of October in over 1400 cities across the globe, and in approximately 400 cities in 48 states across America. This is proof that Occupy Wall Street is growing, not only in its numbers, but in its ability to spread its message to as many Americans as possible in an attempt to end the financial manipulation of our government by those who bastardize the freedoms and ideals of the United States of America.

    Seattle mayor Mike McGinn became one of the first political figures to not only address the Occupy Seattle protest, but also to publicly sympathize with their right to protest, as well as the actual cause at hand.

    From McGinn's official statement:

    I support the efforts of the protesters at Westlake Park to address this country's economic situation. In my budget speech last week, I stated:

    "We are facing unprecedented inequality in this country. It is always true that bad times are harder on the poor. But we have not seen income inequality this great since 1928, the year before the Great Depression started. The top 1 percent control 34 percent of the nation's wealth. The top 10 percent control 2/3rds of the nation's wealth. It is an unprecedented grab by the most powerful to get a bigger share of a shrinking pie."

    I also support the right to protest, and I support the right to protest at Westlake Park. Individuals and groups are welcome to continue exercising free speech rights."


    Edward Murray: Occupy Wall Street May Be Too Big to Fail
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    This is not a new idea. Both parties have done so in the past. And coporate welfare has been the norm and not the exception. if this bothers you, you should have been bothered for a long, long time.
    So it is acceptable now, as well as the accompanying debt, because it has been acceptable in the past?

    Corruption has always bothered me but it seems some have learned to live with it.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    I find this interesting as well.
    Do 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests Represent Your Views Of The Economy? | Fox News

    Fox news has been running a constant smear campaign (to be fair Laura Ingram of all people defended the protests last night) but it's been portrayed as the Woodstock of the new generation rather than a legitimate complaint.

    Still, a lot of vistitors to Fox News websites agree with the idea behind the protests. It's remarkable.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Bush signed the legislations that allowed Obama to do what you are complaining about.
    LOL!!

    So it's the fault of George Bush that Barrack Obama has been investing tax dollars in a variety of corporations because George Bush said he could. Apparently HBO is responsible for nothing and he's acting accordingly.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I find this interesting as well.
    Do 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests Represent Your Views Of The Economy? | Fox News

    Fox news has been running a constant smear campaign (to be fair Laura Ingram of all people defended the protests last night) but it's been portrayed as the Woodstock of the new generation rather than a legitimate complaint.
    For some IMO it is. I'm still waiting to see who gets to set the message.

    Still, a lot of vistitors to Fox News websites agree with the idea behind the protests. It's remarkable.
    Pretty cool.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    As one who keeps seeing these OWS topics, I'm curious as to what they seem to be after.

    It is interesting though that there's such a difference between them and the TP in regards to trash and arrests.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    LOL!!

    So it's the fault of George Bush that Barrack Obama has been investing tax dollars in a variety of corporations because George Bush said he could. Apparently HBO is responsible for nothing and he's acting accordingly.
    Should partial blame be placed on Bush for signing horrible legislation? Of course. Why shouldn't he?

    Solyndra is 100% Obama's baby. Bush's fault is in signing the stupid law that allowed him to blow a half billion dollars.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I find this interesting as well.
    Do 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests Represent Your Views Of The Economy? | Fox News

    Fox news has been running a constant smear campaign (to be fair Laura Ingram of all people defended the protests last night) but it's been portrayed as the Woodstock of the new generation rather than a legitimate complaint.

    Still, a lot of vistitors to Fox News websites agree with the idea behind the protests. It's remarkable.
    Very surprising poll results for Fox News:

    The Poll question was do-occupy-wall-street-protests-represent-your-views-economy?

    "Maybe. I am not even sure what they want. 2.58% (5,171 votes)

    No. They have no idea how jobs are created or how a free-enterprise system works. 27.27% (54,601 votes)

    Yes. These folks are right about corporate greed and what's happening to the little guy. 69.34% (138,831 votes)

    Other (post a comment). 0.81% (1,613 votes)"

    Read more: Do 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests Represent Your Views Of The Economy? | Fox News
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