Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 9:13 p.m. EST by RobertFemenella
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I agree that 99% (+/-) of the people in this country are unhappy about the economy and other current social situations. Just because you realize this does not put you on the cutting edge of an American version of the “Arab Spring.” Camping out in a park, tying up traffic and sidewalks, and creating havoc for local businesses and commuters (who are all part of that 99%) does not make you social revolutionaries. Getting arrested and maybe even getting your head busted for disobeying and probably antagonizing the police does not make you martyrs.
I am one of the majority of that 99% that works and pays taxes. I know unemployment is high and good jobs are scarce, but there are jobs to be had. Many of these are low-paying jobs and many are only part-time, but they are jobs. How about hanging out at a shape-up area with the day laborers and picking up some work? No? I didn’t think so. Being part of a “Movement” is definitely more life-enriching and fun, too.
I’m sorry if you took out $50,000 or $100,000 in student loans and now can’t find a job that will allow you to live the life style you want or feel entitled to, or even allow you to pay back your student loan. The decision to borrow that money was yours. You could have gone to a Community College for two years and not racked up an un-payable debt. You need to add a class on “Personal Responsibility” on your OWS agenda. You may be happy that President Obama is considering forgiving some or all of student loans, but I’m not. I paid for four college degrees for my family. (Two were received from a Community College.) Why should I have to pick up the slack for someone who made a bad financial decision?
If you think that banks are the bad guys, guess what, you’re right. If you want to do something about it, go camp out in Washington and tie up that rat-infested city. Bringing Washington to a halt would actually do some good because 99% of the elected officials that work there are useless at best, incompetent in general, and corrupt at worst. And you might consider getting rid of President Obama in 2012 because he and his buddies bailed out the banks with our money. But instead of getting back to the business of making loans, they just balanced their books, foreclosed on homes that should not have been foreclosed, stopped lending money, and gave out big bonuses in order to keep their “best” employees. These are the “best” employees who got them into the mess. If President Obama had older children he would have realized what every parent of a teenager knows – you don’t reward bad behavior. Thanks Barry, good work.
And a big shout at to my Republican friends out there – Have you seen who’s running? Are you kidding me? Is this the best alternative we have? If so, then we should all stop working now because we are four years away from the end of American life as we know it, regardless of who is in power.