Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
The point being missed here is that just like the American Revolution, change only comes when the wealthy want it. The 1% has two factions, the greedy Wall Street types, and the Patriotic Millionaires.
"Recently members of the group calling themselves “Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength” sent a letter to Pres. Barack Obama, Harry Reid (Majority Leader in the U. S. Senate), and John Boehner (Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives). What made the letter notable was that it requested that “you increase taxes on incomes over $1,000,000”—the letter then being signed by a long list of millionaires."
Here is a link to Patriotic Millionaires a quiet group that knows how to twist arms in hardball politics. â€śPatriotic Millionairesâ€ť | Dissident Voice The Republicans and the Tea Party are going to come out of this like Torries after the American Revolution - assimilate or leave. The Democratic Party in my opinion will get slapped into the middle of next week. The result will be an America that serves all legal CITIZENS.
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A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich : Sam HarrisSome readers will point out that I am free to donate to the treasury even now. But such solitary sacrifice would be utterly ineffectual, and I am no more eager than anyone else is to fill the pork barrels of corrupt politicians. However, if Gates and Buffett created a mechanism that bypassed the current dysfunction of government, earmarking the money for unambiguously worthy projects, I suspect that there are millions of people like myself who would not hesitate to invest in the future of America.
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That is not a unique position. I will tell you now that the average Tea Party member will pay more as well if given the same guarantee. We do not want to pass this mess on to our children. But we will not pay extra for the likes of Obama to waste. Not one penny.
The Deficit Commission recommended a 3:1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases in order to tame the debt. Make those cuts real, and Conservatives will not only embrace such, but we will take hits to our Social Security and Medicare. Obama is smoke and mirrors on spending cuts though. Phoney baloney. In fact, with the "bipartisan" gang of 12, the Democrats on it have pledged that we ust raise taxes before we address cuts.
Phuck that. That ain't 3 to l anywhere.
We need a new President before we can fix this. That turd Obama has to go.
The officers were facing the crowd, blocking access to the traffic lanes.
Then they suddenly turned around and, remaining in a line, began to precede the crowd onto the bridge.
I have no idea why they did this, but the crowd following them could be an honest mistake on their part.
They werent pushing more than normal crowd buffeting. There was chanting of "take the bridge".
But the officers weren't overwhelmed. They just turned around and "led" the crowd onto the bridge.
Its odd, and I bet it turns out to be no-fault in court because of it.
The police in question were actually standing on a roadway that was obviously closed down.
Then they turned around and in a line started walking onto the bridge.
It LOOKS like they led them onto the bridge.
Enough so it may provide a defense.
Because if the cops are facing you blocking an entrance then turn and apparently escort forward, it is logical to assume they're allowing you to proceed. Inferring permission.