Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 3, 2011, 6:33 p.m. EST by BJS3D
from Eugene, OR
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As much as I admire the ideology behind the unified protests, I have a less than optimistic view of the outcome. I watched the expressions of those of the elite as citizens marched and, frankly, I saw nothing but amusement in their eyes. They were briefly entertained, but hardly influenced to consider what they were seeing and hardly swayed to concede to the pleas of the downtrodden.
The problem isn't on Wall Street so much as it is in Washington. As long as corporate lobbyists are allowed to continue to 'buy' the power of congress to push their agendas, corporations will continue to do so without prejudice. It is in DC that the stands need to be made.
Congress is addicted to lobbyist donations and seems to be completely immune to the damage caused by the unethical agendas attached. They accept donations, offer aid in pushing agendas and even representation in times of crisis, as with corporate bailouts. We're supposed to be the ones represented and 'bailed out' in times of crisis. Washington has gone astray.
I'm just one voice of the 99% but I'm ready for change. I'm ready to see an honest and accountable US Government emerge.