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Forum Post: Billionaires Feel They're the Victims

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 3, 2012, 12:08 a.m. EST by gsw (2687)
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http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/08/121008fa_fact_freeland?currentPage=all

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/01/victimized-billionaires/

Ed Show tonight October 2, 2012 explored how Billionaires are feeling maligned. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755822/vp/49266140#49266140&__utma=5875948.1701651582.1349232158.1349236691.1349239190.5&__utmb=5875948.1.10.1349239190&__utmc=5875948&__utmx=-&__utmz=5875948.1349239190.5.5.utmcsr=occupywallst.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/forum/billionaires-feeling-under-appreciated/&utmv=5875948.|8=Earned%20By=cable%7Cmsnbc%20tv%7Cthe%20ed%20show%7Cedshow=1^12=Landing%20Content=Original=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=ed.msnbc.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Original=1&utmk=220839324

Mitt Romney’s billionaire base is starting to lose their cool. E.J. Dionne, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Washington Post columnist, will explain why billionaires who do so well under Obama can't stand the president

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[-] 2 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 1 year ago

One of the articles makes a sideline comment about the 2-party system. I completely fail to understand why more Americans cant see that this institutionalized monstrosity is one of the main problems with our government. Most other free countries around the world have parliaments, not 2-party legislatures. Parliaments allow for multi-party representation proportional to the public vote. Also, heads of state such as Prime Ministers are tied more to parliments than our Presidential island that, once elected, can remove himself from the will of the people if he so chooses. This is the danger with men like Romney. If money can buy these types of men into power, there is nothing to prevent them from signing executive orders and such that will steer the ship of State in the direction of favoring a Plutocracy. With a parliamentary form of government, such actions are not as easy since a Prime Minister's authority is limited to a degree by making him subject to the parliamentary legislative body and thus, by that association, to representatives of the people.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2687) 1 year ago

America is not progressive. Wants to relive in past glory days. Does not like to evolve politically. The two parties have a lock on power. Why would they want to open it up to competition. They are protectionist, monopolists.

[-] 2 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 1 year ago

Yes, it is Center-Right, so we are screwed.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2687) 1 year ago

Exacltly. Most are center or right. Right Equates center and left with communism, and mainstream media doesn't call them on it. That's why we have corporate fascism.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/15751211/Wolin-Democracy-Incorporated-2008-Synopsis

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 1 year ago

When I face these realities in moments of quiet contemplation, I sometimes get discouraged and wonder wtf I'm doing on this site. But then, when my sanity returns I realize the fight is more important than whether or not there is victory. This will be a very, very long fight against institutionalized corruption. Somehow, Occupy needs a new/better strategy. What is the strategy other than protest? How can it reach millions and get them to WTFU like the Samuel L. Jackson video? If Romney is elected I feel Occupy is doomed. Should I feel that way? Help!!!!!!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28106) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

No - you should not feel doomed - you should feel - Like I do - that you are in the fight of your life - as is everyone - whether or not they are aware or are taking part - YET.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 1 year ago

Thanks DK. Words from my Master.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28106) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Oh(?) - really(?) - would I have heard of her/him? Can I guess? Gandhi? So cool. Gandhi - Huh. {:-])

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Is that right?

[-] 2 points by gsw (2687) 1 year ago

Well, a few billionaire's, after their butts were saved by the people, and Obama, and Congress, feel under appreciated, and dislike it when someone with a bully pull pit, say Obama, says the wealthy ought to pay same marginal rate as a secretary.

So they write letters and make statements he is akin to Hitler.

Romney is the one acting like Hitler, getting all boisterous about Iran, and getting his base primed for war and profits.

War Enriches profit seekers.

So they dislike the class war language. Makes them feel a bit guilty.

Vote third party to change system.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I know, right? I came across that article in the New Yorker earlier. Poor little fellas. My heart bleeds.

[-] 2 points by gsw (2687) 1 year ago

I missed it till tonight, but it's another straw on the camel's back.

Ows is keeping spotlight on this.

Keep up the good fight.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28106) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Billionaires - the poor poor Babies. Sniff.............