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    Re: Occupy Wall Street movement has hit a wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    There's a very big difference between a group whining that it has to pay a few taxes and a group that is upset by the massive concentration of wealth and power in private corporate hands.
    Obama has spent 5 trillion in 4 years and you're claiming that all the wealth is concentrated in "Corporate hands"?

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street movement has hit a wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Obama has spent 5 trillion in 4 years and you're claiming that all the wealth is concentrated in "Corporate hands"?
    *facepalm*

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street movement has hit a wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    There's a very big difference between a group whining that it has to pay a few taxes and a group that is upset by the massive concentration of wealth and power in private corporate hands.

    But yeah, I'm sad to say that OWS didn't make a whole lot of difference. For once, I actually do think the media is to blame. They made the conversation about trying to prove that OWS didn't have a message, when they clearly did. And so that message didn't get out. OWS had a lot of good things to say, but no one listened. And as a result, there's still plenty of profiteering and warmongering, still plenty of jobs being shipped overseas, still the legal ability by corporations to bribe elected leaders with campaign contributions, still massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the upper class, and still a shrinking middle class and a growing lower class. But no, it's very important that the old white people who wear teabags on their hats stop paying taxes so the next generation can't go to school.



    Yes, it's much easier to be a selfish prick and already be comfortable than it is to have almost nothing, and work to actually make this a better country.
    Yes. OWS did have a message. However most of the OWS supporters expected other people to follow their message but they refused to follow it themselves. When a group with the same message comes up and is not filled with a bunch of hypocrites then they may be able to make a difference.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street movement has hit a wall

    You mean a bunch of ten-time losers quit on something?

    Shocked, I tell you.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street movement has hit a wall

    Union funding is not unlimited....their ass handing in Wisconsin wasn't free, either.

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