Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 18, 2011, 7:39 p.m. EST by trots2
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I managed to persuade someone who is very conservative to be sympathetic to our cause and thought I would post a (redacted for identity purposes) chat log that might enlighten some people (I'm Peter):
thought you will like...occupy this hum... :)
- This refers to that pic of the girl holding the sign saying she works very hard, minimum wage, didn't ask for handouts, derides protestors, ect.*
Yes I saw that. And I responded to that in another thread on someone's page. It is unbelievable that people like this think it's ok to be totally taken advantage off by the financial system and that they should work 7 days a week at minimum wage just to barely survive. It's outrageous!
Its absolutely not outrageous..its the mindset of a hard working and succeful person - whose sucess will be punished by useless occupy wallstreet demonstrators and socialist lazy bums who dont want to work hard and have easy life....and also all the successful people worked hard like him...didnt go on wall street and protested in hope for getting some free money...so messgae is work hard and shut up and also he didnt blame wall st for all the wrong decisions (if at all he did any) unlike most others out in the street...
People are not angry because they want "free money" They are angry because they as a whole have been exploited by their employers, who have done nothing but cut benefits, medical insurance, salaries, and layoff people by the millions. And now, all the young people especially have no where to turn to find work, having finished degrees in advanced fields. And they have a mountain of debt thanks to rising education costs, rising interest rates for privately managed federal loans, and cuts to subsidies and scholarships. As entry-level positions now require around 3-5 years MINIMUM of experience, the people graduating now are completely out of luck finding work. And you can't blame them for not being hard working or not doing the right thing. They are out of luck thanks to triple AAA rated mortgage backed securities (given those ratings by S&P and Moody's when they only gave those ratings to about 10 major companies), that were sold and gambled on by AIG, Goldman Sachs (who bet against their own sales). Those securities caused the destruction of about 17 trillion dollars in assests (more than the entire GDP of the United States). This caused the housing bubble to collapse, with millions upon milions of home-owners owing more on their homes than the equity in those homes. All of this was thanks to the repeal of
Glass-Steagel by Bill Clinton, pushed through by a republican house and senate in the late 1990's.