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You are hereDo you support the "Occupy Wall Street" protests?
By admin - Posted on 13 October 2011
I voted yes, but with reservations. I support the basic premise behind the protests of getting Wall Street out of government, and returning control to "we the people". I understand the frustration and the anger, and the need to be heard.What I can't support are the ways some of them are going about it, Public sex, using the bathroom on the streets, and leaving mounds of garbage behind them is nothing to be admired or respected.
I think a lot of those allegations are hyperbole. The picture in the NY Post of someone defecating on a cop car is from 2005 and apparently happened in Canada. I have not heard the protestors blaming the government, where is this coming from?
I voted yes
Public sex, using the bathroom on the streets, and leaving mounds of garbage behind them is nothing to be admired or respected.
Maybe I have not been paying enough attention, but I had not heard about these things. I think there will always be a minority who send the wrong message in any movement (extremists during the Vietnam Anti-War rallies, etc.) or screw up the cause with rude beheavior (one group in Georgia would not let civil rights icon Lewis speak at an event?? huh??) But the majority, while not necessarily as organized as the "grassroots" tea party was in message, have the right target and grievances to be fighting. The panel on Morning Joe has even starting to say "hey, they've got a point" and showed graphs on income disparity growing, the top 1% growing in income while the bottom goes down, etc. So the message is resonating. Polls show that people are paying attention and OWS enjoys more support than the tea party, so I hope the leaders send the message to behave since the cameras are watching and the right-wing wants nothing more than to expose them as frauds or highlight the bad apples. I actually see them as fighting for Christian values in many ways (WWJD?) This article from CNN explores that notion. Not sure I'd camp out with them (my family might see me as a cool mom, though, so maybe I should!) but I support them fully and it's about time the 99% were heard!
I THINK THIS IS REALLY TELLING.. READ THE BOTTOM QUOTE AND LOOK WHO IS ON THE PICTURE.....!
I just heard about this today: Occupy George.
Don't know if I agree with defacing the US Dollar, but there's a move afoot to stamp dollar bills with wealth-divide statistics.
Here's a disturbing story, via Bloomberg: The top income in the U.S. is now Washington D.C.
"Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show.
The U.S. capital has swapped top spots with Silicon Valley, according to recent Census Bureau figures, with the typical household in the Washington metro area earning $84,523 last year. The national median income for 2010 was $50,046."
With the backdrop of continued high unemployment, our nation's government "servants" have now overtaken Silicon Valley as the highest earners. The wealth divide is broadening, and that IMO is Obama's best card to play for re-election. If he focuses on his connection with the middle class, and positions himself on their side in opposition to the "deregulate Wall Street" meme of the GOP, he should win. It'll still be a hard battle. But then I'm no campaign strategist.
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