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

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    The GOP seems to think it is at the Federal level.
    Why don't you answer the question the way it was asked???

    What's the matter Jetboogieman? Chicken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    So you think if the city is forced to cut money for education, public health centers, close libraries and fire houses that is a victory?
    Maybe we could put a tax on financial transactions to replace the funds and then some.
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    That's not my problem. The system is broken. Maybe if they are having to divert costs, they should have thought about that before supporting multi trillion dollar bailouts to domestic and foreign corporations, banks, and governments. We could always ask for some of that back, I suppose?
    The city of Philadelphia did not vote for multi trillion dollar bailouts. It is an independent city. The federal government made those decisions. Not the state. Why should the state and local townships pay for it? And in the spirit of the 99%, why should 1% (the protestors) use up 99% of the city's monetary resources for the week to protest a federal decision?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    Nope.


    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
    Yay Bush!?!

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

    I find this whole question of what the Cities are spending on "Occupy" to be hillarious. If even one of these mayors had some cajones, this would have been dealt with weeks ago. The Police in Oakland at least made a good start on what they should be doing back on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough...

    If these Occupiers are really down for their cause, they should be willing to BLEED for it, right? Well, let's give them the opportunity to prove it.

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

    I think gathering and marching is great. I am not sure about the camping though. Gather, March, hold a rally then disperse. These things cost money, but not the same cost as having 24 hr police surveillance and cleanup crews.

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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?
    So you think the Philly OWS protesters should foot the bill for Police overtime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I find this whole question of what the Cities are spending on "Occupy" to be hillarious. If even one of these mayors had some cajones, this would have been dealt with weeks ago. The Police in Oakland at least made a good start on what they should be doing back on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough...

    If these Occupiers are really down for their cause, they should be willing to BLEED for it, right? Well, let's give them the opportunity to prove it.
    It'll be interesting to see how far both sides will push.
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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 ****.
    That's not where the money went.
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    Re: Occupy Philadelphia costs city $400,000 in police surveillance

    Quote Originally Posted by nijato View Post
    It'll be interesting to see how far both sides will push.
    Yes it will. As of this point I don't really think the Occupiers have the balls to bleed for their cause, but then again the Police don't seem to have the balls to test that theory either.

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