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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    The Universal Health Care debate wasn't front page news until OWS? You're joking right? That's is laughably ridiculous to even suggest.
    There was no debate about universal health care. From the beginning, none of the plans that were actually debated were universal.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    That's why I called the people in the parks useful idiots. I don't give a wit about what they say or do. I look to those behind them...directing them. And those behind them are against capitalism.
    So convenient! You can just ignore everything they say!
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    OWS isn't against capitalism anymore than fans who can't afford a ticket are against baseball.
    Nice analogy!
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Yes. And by myopically focusing on Adbusters, which really has very little to do with OWS at this point, you can ignore pretty much everything else.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Check out HR 1489, it does what the Glass-Steagall Act did for half a century, kept investment banking separate from commercial banking.
    Yep, I know of it. Haven't looked extremely closely yet. In a general sense don't have a huge issue if it came back but like I said, I'd need to look more into it.

    The majority of the US agrees with you that it would be a good idea to eliminate the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
    Don't really care what the "majority of the US" thinks in regards to taxes and especially that a "majority" of those who aren't wealthy think that its honkey dorey to raise rates on everyone else for more free stuff for themselves. I'm okay once the economy picks up to go back to the Clinton rates....ALL the Clinton rates. I would choose to remain at the current rate rather than go down the ridiculous road of significantly scape goating the "wealthy" to pay for every idiotic entitlement people like you and Thunder seem to want to add to our debt such as free college, free health care, and free elections.

    Of course we are also going to have to cut spending as we come out of the recession, and the area of biggest waste is in the military industrial complex.
    Matter of opinion as to where the "biggest waste is".

    I would say that the best place to start would be the portion of our spending that takes up 75% of it...namely Entitlement programs (SS, medicare, SCHIP, etc) and the Military. Reform entitlements and tighten things up in the military to bring spending for both down by 1/3rd.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The same is true of the teabaggers
    Sorry, I'm not a 8 year old or a college freshmen, so not familiar with any "tea baggers" asking for handouts aside from possibly handouts of free natty ice.

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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Sorry, I'm not a 8 year old or a college freshmen, so not familiar with any "tea baggers" asking for handouts aside from possibly handouts of free natty ice.
    They just think that by calling handouts "tax cuts", that legitimizes it. It's still a desire to obtain a greater portion of the collective wealth.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    They just think that by calling handouts "tax cuts", that legitimizes it. It's still a desire to obtain a greater portion of the collective wealth.
    I find it odd that you would consider a tax cut to be a handout...and wealth is not collective in this country...at least, not yet...regardless your desires.
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    Re: Is the OWS against Capitalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    So convenient! You can just ignore everything they say!
    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Yes. And by myopically focusing on Adbusters, which really has very little to do with OWS at this point, you can ignore pretty much everything else.
    As I said before...who cares about the useful idiots? I don't.
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