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Forum Post: Occupy the Capitol

Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 7:17 p.m. EST by NYBumpyJohnson (0)
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Why are we not occupying the Capitol Building. These people refuse to pass the jobs bill. They're the ones that didn't put in place laws to regulate wall street. Let's start OTC OccuplyTheCapitol



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[-] 1 points by PierpontLuv (38) 6 years ago

I wonder how many of the OWS folks actually vote on a regular basis?

[-] 1 points by Kiotee1 (1) 6 years ago

I agree! Take the fight to Washington and demand that the Jobs Bill be passed now. This bill is being blocked at the expense of millions of Americans and a stable economy. Those who are blocking this bill do not care about the 99% or the economy. We all know the agenda of these blockers, defeat Present Obama at all cost. Sixth-three percent of Americans are in favor of this bill, which includes the majority of the 99%. It is always better to stand for something rather against something. The civil rights movement was not about fighting against discrimination but fighting for equal rights.

[-] 1 points by precipice (220) 6 years ago

Here's a forum where we can discuss occupying DC.

[-] 1 points by recallScottWalker (20) 6 years ago

Senate republicans kill 2 million jobs. What do you do with republicans who kill 2 million jobs. May God damn them to burn in hell.

[-] 0 points by Mariannka (63) 6 years ago

I am amased at how Occupy works. Would like to have your input on the movement to understaqnd it better. I am asking you to answer 10 questions and I am happy to share results if you are interested. Please, take some time for it: Thank you! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q3NF7QB

[-] 0 points by RastafariAmerican (141) from Yonkers, NY 6 years ago


[-] 0 points by betsydoula (143) from Beverly Hills, FL 6 years ago

I do agree that we need a major march on Washington, bigger than the MLK march or the anti-war of the 1960's. This would be a statement against all that Washington currently stands for. The system as is does not work for the people. It doesn't matter which party you affiliate with. We could have some great speakers and bring the kids for a real education, the one they are not getting in public school.

[-] 0 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 6 years ago

Occupying the Capitol might give the impression we don't fully support Barack Obama and the majority Democrats in the Senate and house

[-] 1 points by enough (587) 6 years ago

Are you saying the OWS movement supports Obama and the Democrats? Where does it say that in its mission statement, if it has one? I thought OWS was non-partisan. Please clarify.

[-] 1 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 6 years ago

Excuse me, but who authored that mission statement?

[-] 1 points by enough (587) 6 years ago

Does OWS support and endorse Obama and the Democrats? It appears that many people believe that to be the case. Is it true?

[-] 1 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 6 years ago

Think of it this way. If we marched on Washington, most would interpret that as meaning we blame our leadership(Barack Obama) for not reigning in corporate greed.

By marching on Wall St. most people understand that we just blame corporate greed, but have no issue with Barack.

[-] 1 points by enough (587) 6 years ago

I'm sorry, but that doesn't make any sense. OWS will be marching on Washington. Those in the movement who are concerned about offending Obama or any other politician can stay home.

[-] 1 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 6 years ago

Oh sure, there is already a small contingent in Washington. Call it the .001% of the 99%. They aren't really with us.

[-] 0 points by enough (587) 6 years ago

You can't protest against Wall Street without protesting against its twin devil of deceit...Washington DC. This isn't a partisan thing. Both parties are culpable for crashing our economy and inflicting suffering on Main Street.

[-] 0 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 6 years ago

The Movement IS in DC. See ya tomorrow..its gonna be BIG!

[-] 0 points by Lefty (16) 6 years ago

The democrats did not have the votes for it to pass, so it doesn't pass. Just as well, Obama has the anti Midas touch. Everything he touches turns to shit. No point in voting for a bad idea, so I guess some democrats actually knew it was a bad idea. Kudos to everyone in congress that voted nay.