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Forum Post: I wish the 1% a Merry Christmas

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 24, 2011, 7:33 p.m. EST by tedscrat (-96)
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I wish everyone, 1% and 99%, a merry christmas. For those on the lower end of the economic ladder, I wish you success to rise higher. For those in the 1%, congratulations and please help those lower down for it will help you in the end. For those in between, congrats for surviving another year and may you reach closer to the 1% Everyone, 100% of the population, needs to be part of the solution

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[-] 1 points by rickMoss (435) 10 years ago

We need to get off the 1%. If the 99% wasn't so stupid we wouldn't be in this mess. We are the problem.

FIGHT THE CAUSE - NOT THE SYMPTOM Read “Common Sense 3.1” at (Http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 10 years ago

I would never be a 1%er, I would give my money to charity.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

And I wish the 1% a MEDITATIVE, SOUL-SEARCHING, HEART-OPENING CHRISTMAS.

All over the world, some of the 1% are actually beginning to "get it"!

Even former Canadian Prime Minister and billionaire businessman Paul Martin has recently come out IN FAVOR OF REDISTRIBUTION. To him, it is a matter of COMMON DECENCY:

"An unexpected voice is joining the chorus of support for the Occupy movement — former prime minister Paul Martin.

Martin says protesters have sparked a global debate that may help save the free market system.

“This idea that [the Occupy protestors] don’t have clear goals, I don’t think anybody buys it,” Martin told The Huffington Post, even as city governments across Canada step up their efforts to end the occupation. “These young people have touched a chord that is being discussed in every family across North America and in Europe, as well. I think it’s a very important thing they’ve done.”

Since Occupy Wall Street launched in New York two months ago, spreading like wildfire across the Western world, many public figures have come out in support of the protests against the growing gap between rich and poor. Most, however, have been celebrities, such as Gordon Lightfoot joining his daughter at Occupy Toronto and Anne Hathaway marching in yesterday’s Day of Action in New York.

Martin — who enacted controversial social service cuts during his time as Liberal finance minister from 1994 to 2002 — says he’s gone down to Occupy Montreal and spoken to the protestors personally.

“The fact is that the free market system works, but unless governments and people are constantly on the watch out for rampant inequality, unless they understand the need for redistribution programs, unless they understand the need to invest in education and better health care and a better environment,” Martin said, “then effectively the free market system will fall on its own accord.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/18/paul-martin-occupy-wall-street_n_1101886.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

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[-] 0 points by tedscrat (-96) 10 years ago

Who said anything about being jealous? I am by no means a 1%. I wish I was, but I am not. When I made the previous comment it was with regards to charity donations or perhaps increases in hiring, not taxing the rich more.

[-] 0 points by mee44 (71) 10 years ago

Tedscrat, I don't mean a single individual or you personally, I mean the entire OWS movement and it's body of "thought" and what it espouses. It's a movement based on pure jealously.

[-] 0 points by tedscrat (-96) 10 years ago

If the jealousy could be tossed aside, the OWS, I believe, has a few good ideas

[-] 0 points by mee44 (71) 10 years ago

Yes, but I'm not sure it can be tossed aside.

[-] 0 points by mikePac (52) 10 years ago

Maybe you OWS goons should make a New Years resolution to "occupy a job"!!!! just a thought, then we working folks will not have to support ya no more

[-] 0 points by tedscrat (-96) 10 years ago

Why don't you blow me! I agree with parts of the OWS movement but I also think taxing the rich is not the solution to the problem. Instead of drawing a line in the sand between the 99% and the 1%, which is nonsense, everyone needs to be part of the solution

[-] 0 points by mee44 (71) 10 years ago

"please help those lower down"

So, piss down the throats of the 1% you're jealous of, and then ask for help.

Do you really think you can turn it on and off just like that?

I'm not a 1%er by far, but I sure can see the irony.