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Forum Post: i'm beginning to feel it

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 11, 2011, 7:48 p.m. EST by frknfedup (6)
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The Occupy Wall St. demonstration, i'm beginning to feel it. It's anger should be steered to the U.S. Government, not Wall St. it was the govt. that used OUR money, to bail out the financial, and insurance industries (THAT SHOULD HAVE FAILED; NEVER MIND THAT TOO BIG TO FAIL CRAP!). The financial industry should be thankful of the American People for their (unwilling) support, should consider, instead of considering the same cycle of filling your own pockets. But why are we upset with that? I mean it worked before Pres. Obama came into office (arghhh, I digress, lol!). What I mean Capitalism works best WITHOUT govt. intrusion. That's what I BELIEVE started this mess! We are just getting too freakin' frustrated! I am in agreement with The Tea Party Revolution to conservative fiscal responsibility, I am also in agreement with The Occupy Wall St. Revolution to conservative fiscal responsibility. Now what would be - COOL!! - if ALL the activists in their part of the country were too march on Washington, where this whole mess STARTED, and put on a REAL Revolution! Wall St., Tea Party, it's the same message!

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[-] 1 points by Amanita76 (88) from New Haven, CT 2 years ago

Government must be the main focus of this movement and here is why:

While each of us may have our own individual personal concerns and grievances, we must set them aside temporarily in order to demand the return of the Representation that has disproportionately been given to those of the 1%. Until this is accomplished, Banking Reform, jobs, tax policy, etc. will ultimately fail if the 1% still holds sway in lobbying and getting legislation onto the floor of congress. We must get the money and influence out of Washington and then we can start talking about other issues that will stand on their reason alone, and not on how much money is behind it.

The beauty of this is that liberals and conservatives could get behind this, leaving our politicians nowhere to hind behind their veil of partisan politics. The power to change what we want is in Washington, but at this moment our demands fall on deaf ears. By the way, did you know people in congress can participate in insider trading? Conflict of interest anybody?

Here about this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3DZh1109W8

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

Deregulation of the banks is what started this mess. Its obvious that deregulation serves only rich monopolies. Big money took advantage of the Tea Party and made them a tool to create even more scams and policies favoring big corporations. I don't want a government run by Bankers, Wallstreet, Corporations. Nobody does. I don't think the majority want Republicans up there writing tax laws that favor the wealthy and do nothing for small business but make it hard to compete with the big boys of business. I don't think republicans should have to swallow so much legislation that favors the rich just have a party that is supportive of their religious beliefs and the right to bear arms. I think Democrats and Republicans could put aside their differences and work to come up with something better than what both parties have been peddling, that's for sure!

[-] 1 points by frknfedup (6) 2 years ago

I would love to see an Occupy the ballot box movement, those elected officials are in the pocket of big business! Look at Rep. Barney Frank as the top culprit!

[-] 1 points by varg (5) from Bellingham, WA 3 years ago

"It's anger should be steered to the U.S. Government, not Wall St. it was the govt. that used OUR money, to bail out the financial, and insurance industries."

Who do you think pressured the government for bailouts?

[-] 1 points by frknfedup (6) 2 years ago

pressured, or shoveled tons of $$$ into their pockets?

[-] 1 points by ms3000 (253) 3 years ago

Yes, please come to the GA on 10-15 to discuss the implementation of a plan to elect delegates to debate and vote on "a petition for the redress of grievances" as authorized by the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

Petition:https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

Action Plan:https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/home/the-steps-to-non-violent-revolution

[-] 1 points by frknfedup (6) 2 years ago

sorry i didn't reply on time, but I won't be able to come down. I'm part of the 99%, and can't afford to leave my job, my family depends on me for support. My wife got laid off from her bank job, and we are struggling. I am just sooo angry that the federal govt. taxes the hell out of me to hand it to those corp execs!!

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 3 years ago

the problem is corporate oligarchy, thats the corporations getting into government, you can't switcherooo this around to blame government.

http://www.oligarchyusa.com/

http://www.istockanalyst.com/finance/story/5390832/some-fascinating-stats-about-our-corporate-oligarchy

http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/category/21st-century-challenges/ethicsandeconomics/

According to a 2008 article by David Rothkopf, the world’s 1,100 richest people have almost twice the assets of the poorest 2.5 billion (Rothkopf, 2008). Aside from the obvious problem – that this global elite has their hands in everything from politics to financial institutions – …

http://theprogressiveplaybook.com/2011/09/occupywallstreet-an-american-tahrir/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ght22PnCXy0

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/miles-mogulescu/wisconsin-is-ground-zero_b_825321.html

http://last-lost-empire.com/blog/?tag=global-corporate-oligarchy

To the extent that we, the people, are removed from control over our lands, marketplaces, central banks, and media we are no longer empowered. In practice, those few who do control the land, central bank, media and "free market" are the real rulers of our corrupt and declining "democracy."

Due to propaganda from a corporate-owned and edited media we are kept from knowing, much less debating, the nature of our system. Due to a central bank owned by bankers, media owned by a few global concerns, and trade regime controlled by global corporations (i.e., one designed to remove the people from control over their markets and environments) the vast majority have become little more than latter-day serfs and neo-slaves upon a corporate latifundia.

To restore a semblance of effective democracy and true freedom Americans, and people around the world, need to re-educate themselves as to the true nature of their political and economic systems. Toward this end, OligarchyUSA.com is dedicated to providing old and new information, books, links, reform ideas and debates not easily found or accessed today in establishment media.

OligarchyUSA.com is but one more site and sign of the times as ground-up counter-revolutions arise around the world... all in response to a forced and freedomless globalization courtesy of a ruling global elite perfecting their top-down plutocracy and revolutions of the rich against the poor. In short, democracy is no longer effective today. For this reason, it is toward a restoration of truly effective and representative democracies, and natural freedom, that this site is dedicated.

"Pfft. Nice soaking in the oligarchy's free market fundamentalist propaganda. The government is the pawn. It's supposed to be our government and it's been stolen. We need to take it back, not join the mindless "abolish the federal government" crowd." Rawking response- dead on.

[-] 1 points by frknfedup (6) 2 years ago

This is the U.S. Corps. are supposed to make money. Money to pay salaries, bonuses, and dividends. That's the cycle that keeps or economy going. The federal govt job is to protect our borders, not bail out major corps. These corps would have gone under and replaced by a healthier one, that's it's supposed to be done. Remember the great depression?!

[-] 1 points by bhogue (7) 3 years ago

Wall Street is the Government in case you haven't noticed!

[-] 1 points by frknfedup (6) 2 years ago

Wall St. bought the crooked, greedy politicians! Occupy the ballot box, not wall st!

[-] 1 points by looselyhuman (3117) 3 years ago

Pfft. Nice soaking in the oligarchy's free market fundamentalist propaganda. The government is the pawn. It's supposed to be our government and it's been stolen. We need to take it back, not join the mindless "abolish the federal government" crowd.

[-] 1 points by frknfedup (6) 2 years ago

The govt sold us out, not stolen! Occupy the ballot box, not wall st!

[-] 1 points by LosHombres (31) 3 years ago

For something to be stolen assumes it was yours to begin with. The Democrats represent the liberal ruling class and the Republicans represent the conservative ruling class. They only differ on policy and not goals. At times you may get a little something for yourself in the process of them attaining their goal. There are more loopholes in the law and government than we have time for. At least the common criminal needs to go in the street and do his stealing. The politicians, who are representatives for big business, steal with a stroke of the pen.