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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    you heard her... it's not her problem....

    and it's not, it's the taxpayers of Phillys problem
    As long as she gets her free college education and debt wiped clean she doesn't care who has to suffer .... amirite?

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    Some of the people at Occupy Philadelphia are poor, but many clearly are not, and the movement is costing the people of Philadelphia $400,000 a week, $1,250,000 a month in vital city services such as education, health care and public safety because declines in revenues have already forced the city government to eliminate all non essential expenditures.

    Certainly Occupy Philadelphia has a right to protest, but as responsible citizens and decent people don't they also have a responsibility to pay their fair share of the costs they are generating? After all, there is a difference between protesting and squatting on city property and there is no Constitutional right to squat on city property or private property, so if the city of Philadelphia is generous enough to allow them to squat in City Hall courtyard, shouldn't an innate sense of decency and responsibility to the community compel them to want to pay their fair share of the costs they are generating?
    Consider it an investment.

    An investment in preventing another $700 billion dollar bailout.

    An investment in the elimination of "too big to fail" and "give me what I want or I'll take my ball and go to the Caimans."

    An investment in a less inherently corrupt govt.
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Consider it an investment.

    An investment in preventing another $700 billion dollar bailout.

    An investment in the elimination of "too big to fail" and "give me what I want or I'll take my ball and go to the Caimans."

    An investment in a less inherently corrupt govt.
    Very few of the folks at "Occupy Anywhere" care about fiscal responsibility or a more transparent government, if some of that 700 billion had ended up in their pocket they wouldn't give a ****.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Consider it an investment.

    An investment in preventing another $700 billion dollar bailout.

    An investment in the elimination of "too big to fail" and "give me what I want or I'll take my ball and go to the Caimans."

    An investment in a less inherently corrupt govt.
    Try to keep up.

    The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that the money it gave to banks during the financial crisis has been paid back, and then some.

    The bank bailout -- part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- is now $6 billion in the black, a profit that might ultimately rise to $20 billion, according to the Treasury.
    Bank bailout turns a profit - Mar. 30, 2011

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Consider it an investment.

    An investment in preventing another $700 billion dollar bailout.

    An investment in the elimination of "too big to fail" and "give me what I want or I'll take my ball and go to the Caimans."

    An investment in a less inherently corrupt govt.
    well, that would be a poor investment... 'the city of Philadelphia is rather powerless to do anything about the items you listed.


    however, you can certainly count on it being an investment into cutting city services.

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, that would be a poor investment... 'the city of Philadelphia is rather powerless to do anything about the items you listed.


    however, you can certainly count on it being an investment into cutting city services.
    Of course I meant the cost to the taxpayers.

    The city has no money because of 30 years of "starve the beast".
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Of course I meant the cost to the taxpayers.

    The city has no money because of 30 years of "starve the beast".
    You must live in Philadelphia....

    I mean... to know what they have been doing with their local budget for 30 years.....
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Very few of the folks at "Occupy Anywhere" care about fiscal responsibility or a more transparent government, if some of that 700 billion had ended up in their pocket they wouldn't give a ****.
    If some had wound up in their pocket the income and wealth divide would not be as wide now would it?

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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Maybe if they didn't waste money on riot cops and tear gas they wouldn't have budget problems.
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Maybe if they didn't waste money on riot cops and tear gas they wouldn't have budget problems.
    something tells me you haven't thought this all the way through....

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