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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    I often say Atlanta is the new New York City. Even if GA is ugly compared to the majority of New York State.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Right. The Dems had huge majorities. But LBJ could not pass it with all those Dems. Because all the southern Dems, who stayed Dems, btw, were against it. It was Republicans who gave LBJ the majority.

    You haven't a clue about electoral demographics either. The South is benefitting from the relocation of disenfranchised folks from the failed liberal North. Look to the shift in electoral counts since 1970. Folks still moving south too. Conservative folks. Away from the liberal morass of tax and spend states such as Illinois and New York,

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    Also, social security IS a ponzi scheme.

    "A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors. Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit new investors by promising to invest funds in opportunities claimed to generate high returns with little or no risk. In many Ponzi schemes, the fraudsters focus on attracting new money to make promised payments to earlier-stage investors and to use for personal expenses, instead of engaging in any legitimate investment activity. "

    From the US securities and exchange comision website, no less, lol.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you support those turds demanding that "all debt be wiped out"
    No I don't. I would stand for student loan debt help.

    As it stands now, education costs are sky rocketing and the only way to compete in the global economy is via education. It's kind of lose lose for younger generations, either take on debt in order to compete or flounder with a High School degree in a crappy job market.

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Also, social security IS a ponzi scheme.

    "A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors. Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit new investors by promising to invest funds in opportunities claimed to generate high returns with little or no risk. In many Ponzi schemes, the fraudsters focus on attracting new money to make promised payments to earlier-stage investors and to use for personal expenses, instead of engaging in any legitimate investment activity. "

    From the US securities and exchange comision website, no less, lol.
    Please pass this information on to those you support and hopefully they will use it during their campaigns

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Does this site have an Ignore button ?
    Yes - go to the person's profile and 'add to ignore list' is one of the options to the left under their pic if they have one. Sorry I couldn't quote you directly. You are on my ignore list.
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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    The Ryan Plan which turns Social Security into a voucher and it passed the House with full Republican support.
    I think you are thinking of Medicare and premium support (similar to, but not a voucher - which I would have preferred).

    The fact Presidential canidates are saying Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme.
    and there is a strong argument to be made there.


    but the question was, where are the wall street protestors focusing in on entitlement reform as opposed to those corporations being all corporationy and how it's, like, so totally unfair that I have to pay back my student loans?

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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    No I don't. I would stand for student loan debt help.

    As it stands now, education costs are sky rocketing and the only way to compete in the global economy is via education. It's kind of lose lose for younger generations, either take on debt in order to compete or flounder with a High School degree in a crappy job market.

    Thank Ted Kennedy for the price of collage today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you support those turds demanding that "all debt be wiped out"
    That was one turd.

    Post on a forum, not manifesto.
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    Re: Labor Unions Join Wall Street Occupiers for "Mass Rally'

    I think you are thinking of Medicare and premium support (similar to, but not a voucher - which I would have preferred).
    I did mean Medicare thank you

    but the question was, where are the wall street protestors focusing in on entitlement reform as opposed to those corporations being all corporationy and how it's, like, so totally unfair that I have to pay back my student loans?
    The whole purpose is the 99% that has been left out. Medicare and Social Security are entitlements that benefit mainly the lower and middle class. They've always been considered a middle class issue.

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