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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Short answer is, both. The nefarious few organizers are leading the confused.
    that was the tea party....

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    When you live in a capitalist society its hard to not have anything that isnt made by a corporation...

    As Lenin said, "We will hang the capitalists with the rope they sell us."
    And be impressed with it's quality and value..
    Lenin shops at Walmart, for low low prices.
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    I think that we have a large number of individuals who know that Wall Street and the "Banksters" got the gold mine and we got the shaft. Hope and change may actually fit here, but it's not Obama's fault.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sensibility View Post
    The middle class ain't what it used to be, in many ways. And most of it has been the result of choices that WE are making. There are many, many more single-parent households now than there used to be, and that has dramatically changed the way the middle class looks and the income that the middle class has.

    Some good reading material on this: The Tax Foundation - Is Anyone Left in the Middle Class?
    The middle class hasn't been growing since the 80s when there were far more single income households than there are today. So you are trying to say the shift from single income to single income households is the problem?

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Obviously, the correct answer is jazz hands.
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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    OK. Why are they going down ? And once that is identified, what then is the solution ?

    I posted all the tax rate info. If its higher taxes, then where, and by how much ?

    FYI, we are stagnant because we produce less and less to sell to ourselves, or anyone else, IMMHO. And we have consequently put more folks on the gubmit teat. Can't get rich there.
    They are going down for two primary reasons.
    1. Outsourcing to other countries and the fix for that would be to review our trade agreements
    2. The shift in bonuses towards the top economic tiers and probably the best answer for that would be more unionization.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Hippies finally put down the bong. The price of Doritos must have gone up.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think that we have a large number of individuals who know that Wall Street and the "Banksters" got the gold mine and we got the shaft. Hope and change may actually fit here, but it's not Obama's fault.
    And the politicians. And all who sold their homes before the crash, and did not buy again until after.

    Obama ? He's just the politician who is now the recipient of the most campaign contributions from Wall Street in the history of the Universe.

    Wall Street Responsible For One-Third Of Obama's Campaign Funds
    June 22, 2011

    One-third of the Obama re-election campaign's record-breaking second-quarter fundraising came from sources associated with the financial sector, the Washington Post reports.

    That percentage is up from the 20% of donations that came from Wall Street donors in 2008, and contradicts reports that a growing Wall Street animosity towards the Obama administration may jeopardize his re-election bid.

    Obama's $86 million haul set a record for incumbent fundraising at this point in an election campaign. While the campaign has downplayed the larger donations by emphasizing that the average donation was $69, it also released a list of contributions by "bundlers;" those who can "bundle" more than $50,000 in contributions from friends, relatives and business associates.

    Read more: Wall Street Responsible For One-Third Of Obama's Campaign Funds - Business Insider

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    They are going down for two primary reasons.
    .....................
    2. The shift in bonuses towards the top economic tiers and probably the best answer for that would be more unionization.
    Yeah, we need more cities looking like Detroit.

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    Re: Who are the OWS protestors?

    Republican Buddy Roemer: First Presidential Candidate To Support Wall Street Protestors

    "The statement released by him shows full support of the Wall Street protesters:

    As I continue touring college campuses throughout New Hampshire, I am reminded of all the young Americans currently taking part in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Please know that I stand by you.

    It is Main Street that creates the majority of jobs in America; it is Main Street that sends our brave young men and women to war; it is Main Street that hurts when another manufacturing plant closes only to be re-opened in China; it is Main Street that is being foreclosed on; and it is Main Street that is suffering while the greed of Wall Street continues to hurt our middle-class.

    Too-big-to-fail banks have only gotten bigger thanks to government bailouts, and as president, I will end the corporate tax loopholes that un-American corporations take advantage of only to ship our jobs overseas. Fair trade not Free trade.

    Money in politics has created institutional corruption. Both parties are guilty of taking the big check and are bought by Wall Street. My campaign is the only one that speaks out against this and I look forward to the day lobbyists are not allowed to donate to campaigns.

    Wall Street grew to be a source of capital for growing companies. It has become something else: A facilitator for greed and for the selling of American jobs. Enough already."
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