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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    Those pictures are nauseating. "Suck it up you whiners?" Seriously? Sorry to break it to you, but "I'm too manly to complain about my situation" is far from the best argument against OWS.

    They should have pictures like that against health care reform with people saying "I desperately need a liver transplant, but I'm not going to get one because I'm not a whiner."
    Ah! So THATS what the OWS protesters are upset about? they cant get liver transplants? They arent a bunch of whiny spoiled little ****s that want someone else to pay off their student loans? Huh...guess we are missing that whole "Occupy Wall Street for liver transplants" group. Or is that liver transplant argument just another bull**** argument because the anti-banker/broker influence in politics argument sort of falls flat when you still support the democrats sucking down that cash?

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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    actually it's an excellent argument that will appeal to the broad majority of Americans who are still used to the notion that one may have to actually work for something.


    what's nauseating is this guy:

    This guy IS the '99%' movement.

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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, it is unclear as to whether or not the OWS want more people to pay taxes. Much of their gripe is their inability to get jobs, the need for student loan reform, and the need to address the foreclosure crisis.
    Seems to me its about the have nots bitching and moaning about what the haves have. Thats why they want to tax the **** out of others.

    Now I'm sure that there may be some who do want to raise taxes for those making over $100,000, but there may also be those who want to raise taxes for those making over $1,000,000 a year, the so called "Buffet Rule," that even some millionaires endorse.
    You do realize that someone making over $379,150 a year pays 35% income tax rate? So the only reason Buffet pays less is because he intentionally worked the system, not because the government is refusing to tax him more.

    Tax Brackets (Federal Income Tax Rates) 2000 through 2011
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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You seem to think that the OWS crowd is demanding more welfare benefits, which does not seem to be the case.

    Rather, many of the OWSers are young college students who are studying so they can get a good job but are fearful, for a variety of reasons, that there won't be any that pays the salary level they need to pay off the loans they accrue.
    Their demands include living wage gaurantee, pay off my student loans, forgive pretty much all debt, single payer healthcare, free college tuition. What do you call that exactly?

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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    Their demands include living wage gaurantee, pay off my student loans, forgive pretty much all debt, single payer healthcare, free college tuition. What do you call that exactly?
    Socialism? Low-rent greed? Typical of people used to sponging off others?

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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, he had to dig his way out of 35K in Student Debt - which he apparently did so through the unique mechanism of hard work.


    however, those of us who are tea party sympathizers appreciate your concern and pledge to continue to push for lowering his taxes
    Having graduated from a top 15 college I find his performance lackluster.

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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    Their demands include living wage gaurantee, pay off my student loans, forgive pretty much all debt, single payer healthcare, free college tuition. What do you call that exactly?
    they have an offical list of demands? i did not know that, do you have link?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You seem to think that the OWS crowd is demanding more welfare benefits, which does not seem to be the case.

    Rather, many of the OWSers are young college students who are studying so they can get a good job but are fearful, for a variety of reasons, that there won't be any that pays the salary level they need to pay off the loans they accrue.
    Nonsense. The unemployment rate for college graduates is 4.2% and the average starting salary is $50,034.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

    Class of 2011 receiving higher starting salaries

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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    WOW!!!!! The right wing is really scared of this movement. Now we get this manufactured "response".

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    Re: The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya

    Their demands include living wage gaurantee, pay off my student loans, forgive pretty much all debt, single payer healthcare, free college tuition. What do you call that exactly?


    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post

    Socialism? Low-rent greed? Typical of people used to sponging off others?
    Socialism??

    Socialism is where everybody shares in the ownership of production and distribution. This is a case of a free loader who thinks the current distribution is unfair. That's not Socialism. It's amazing how so many people who casually toss the word "Socialism" around, actually have little idea of what Socialism actually is.

    Your other descriptions not withstanding.

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