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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    God damn... I've sunk down to my lowest faith in humanity in a LONG TIME!!!

    Cause of course, BILLIONAIRES and EVEN OBAMA support this you KNOW it's bad news...

    Let's just officially shred the constitution and everything that made this country a beacon the world over. Let's rename it also, since it's clear now that these people desire it to be called the "fascist states of america". Stupid people.

    Anyone that buys into this being a good idea is either a lazy POS or a moron that doesn't know what goes along with this "redistribution of wealth" concept.

    Oh, and BTW, those rich people asking to get taxed more : THEY WILL EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM THESE TAXES as well.

    What these people want is to take the middle classes wealth : families earning 250-500k per year and redistribute it amongst the poorest.

    Yay... I can't wait for capital controls, and my food card that will never have enough funds for the food... I can't wait for the lineups. Oh, and I especially can't wait for the secret police who will ensure that everyone is happy with the new policies.

    "Oh, you went broke paying all these new taxes, don't worry, we've got a nice warm bed for you in the freedom ghetto"

    Hail Obama. (Or the person that comes after him)

    Kind of going off the deep end there Bman over tax proposals less progressive than our forefathers instituted and supported from the 1930's to the 1980's, don't ya think? So before you freak out (given your equation regarding progressiveness of taxes and freedom) we will still be more free than our parents and grandparents were.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well this doesnt really matter what happened before or after...

    The man was walking up and down the street doing nothing..... What was he doing that was so wrong?
    So, If I rob someone at gun point, and then 5 minutes later Im just walking down the street away from the crime... Im not doing anything wrong right?

    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    God damn... I've sunk down to my lowest faith in humanity in a LONG TIME!!!

    Cause of course, BILLIONAIRES and EVEN OBAMA support this you KNOW it's bad news...

    Let's just officially shred the constitution and everything that made this country a beacon the world over. Let's rename it also, since it's clear now that these people desire it to be called the "fascist states of america". Stupid people.

    Anyone that buys into this being a good idea is either a lazy POS or a moron that doesn't know what goes along with this "redistribution of wealth" concept.

    Oh, and BTW, those rich people asking to get taxed more : THEY WILL EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM THESE TAXES as well.

    What these people want is to take the middle classes wealth : families earning 250-500k per year and redistribute it amongst the poorest.

    Yay... I can't wait for capital controls, and my food card that will never have enough funds for the food... I can't wait for the lineups. Oh, and I especially can't wait for the secret police who will ensure that everyone is happy with the new policies.

    "Oh, you went broke paying all these new taxes, don't worry, we've got a nice warm bed for you in the freedom ghetto"

    Hail Obama. (Or the person that comes after him)
    Families making 250-500k per year are "middle class".

    God... Ive never felt so poor in my life than just now....
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Families making 250-500k per year are "middle class".

    God... Ive never felt so poor in my life than just now....
    What are you talking about POOR...your a cop...YOUR RICH...you have been perpetrating a felony on taxpayers every single day your on duty...YOUR WAAAAAAAAY OVERPAID...and its the likes of you that have caused this country to be in the malais its in....Just ask any teaparty congressman and gov and cheerleader and turtledude....
    Your disgustingly overpaid and who the F do you think you are wanting health benefits for your wife and kids and a pension...get a life and go out and get a real job dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Kind of going off the deep end there Bman over tax proposals less progressive than our forefathers instituted and supported from the 1930's to the 1980's, don't ya think? So before you freak out (given your equation regarding progressiveness of taxes and freedom) we will still be more free than our parents and grandparents were.
    Ugh... We are already taxed to a point FAR BEYOND even the taxes that sparked the revolution. So, let's add MORE taxes on the "rich" (re: middle -> upper-middle class). It's a repeated fact that when taxes go down there are more people that can afford to pay taxes and so tax receipts go up.

    The media focus on the OWS protests has been on the communist elements within...

    Tell me, do you have a singular example where more "communistic" pushes have created more freedoms for the people living in those systems ?

    The ONLY tax that would actually target the rich would be some sort of tobin tax or investment sales tax...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    So, If I rob someone at gun point, and then 5 minutes later Im just walking down the street away from the crime... Im not doing anything wrong right?

    Do you have any evidence to suggest this to be the case?
    Have you ever been to one of these protests? I'd wager not... It's surprisingly common for cops to beat on protesters for doing nothing more than being present. This one just got caught on film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Families making 250-500k per year are "middle class".

    God... Ive never felt so poor in my life than just now....
    Well, middle class would be lower, maybe 100-125k as a threshold... If you got 2 kids and are making less than that with a mortgage, you're living on a budget...

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    So, If I rob someone at gun point, and then 5 minutes later Im just walking down the street away from the crime... Im not doing anything wrong right?

    Yep this guy clearly robbed someone. I mean look at what hes doing. Walking in-front of cops, thats real smart to do after you rob someone.


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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Well, middle class would be lower, maybe 100-125k as a threshold... If you got 2 kids and are making less than that with a mortgage, you're living on a budget...
    I am living on a budget....

    But then again. I don't need alot of the **** people think they need.

    I haven't bought new clothes in years... why do I need clothes?
    I don't go out do "da cluuuub" and spend 200 bucks every weekend......that **** is for kids.
    I've had the same car for 7 years, paid off, no car payments.
    We finally got all of our credit card debt payed out from when we went from being a Sergeant (army) and Senior Airman(airforce) in the military to living off of my 400 bucks a week in the Academy, now THAT require budgeting.


    Its not my problem the rest of my peers in poorness can't stand the thought of being on a budget.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Ugh... We are already taxed to a point FAR BEYOND even the taxes that sparked the revolution. So, let's add MORE taxes on the "rich" (re: middle -> upper-middle class). It's a repeated fact that when taxes go down there are more people that can afford to pay taxes and so tax receipts go up.

    The media focus on the OWS protests has been on the communist elements within...

    Tell me, do you have a singular example where more "communistic" pushes have created more freedoms for the people living in those systems ?

    The ONLY tax that would actually target the rich would be some sort of tobin tax or investment sales tax...
    Back to reality, no one is proposing taxes anywhere near as progressive as they were during the period of the strongest middle class in our history. Was that communism?
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