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Forum Post: This is only the beginning

Posted 6 years ago on Sept. 25, 2011, 10:22 a.m. EST by extinction (0)
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I’m so glad to see someone doing something again. 40 years ago I helped fight for the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act. These greedy Corporations have been chipping away at them for over three decades. I wish to Hell I was 30 years old again, but I’ll do what I can to help. STAND UP!!!



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[-] -1 points by bassdeluxe (-42) 6 years ago

You should all be arrested for trying to rob me of my retirement funds, you freaking morons. NONE OF YOU HAVE JOBS OR A FUTURE. Please take the first plane out of the USA to China or Greece...They'll give you all a taste of what you are asking for. Pain and misery. And look at all the idiots with hundreds of dollars of tattoos but no money? Gee, don't spend your money on crap and start a business. I did and now I have money to buy my own health insurance, pay my mortgage (something you idiots will most likely never do) and invest in stocks and bonds for my retirement. READ A BOOK, GET A JOB or MAKE A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[-] 2 points by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97) 6 years ago

So just because you have a job, you can't sympathize with the 9+ percent who's jobs are now being done in China, or the 1/6 who are living in poverty??? What about your kids, you want them to work a job that pays at the poverty level just so Sam Walton could make more money? I have a job too, yet I see the chances for continued employment going down with every foreign made product on the shelf of Walmart. To get my job I started life with enough college debt to last a life time. I see a country who reads the bible but still thinks the way to treat each other is the worst way that is still legal - minimum wage no health. I see a country who can't stick together and look out for one another. It time for a change, not just lip service to change.

[-] 0 points by bassdeluxe (-42) 6 years ago

I can sympathize for the sick. I can not sympathize for those who have not worked their way through college like I did so I could have a decent quality of life. I buy my own insurance, I created my own company, I use every talent I have and work 6 or 7 days a week so I can pay my bills and save for my own retirement. If you hate Walmart, don't shop there. I haven't in over 7 years. Do you think the government should pay for everyone's college education? Who is going to pay for the government? They can't just print money...that is something those morons sitting on the sidewalk on Wall St don't understand. They want me to work so they can have an education. I have 10 employees, and the tax burden is horrendous already. I couldn't afford to keep them if I had to pay for their college educations, too.

[-] 1 points by Populist (5) 6 years ago

Lots of people are working their way through college and when they graduate they find there was NO reason to get a college degree, because they cannot find a better job than McDonalds or the like, with or without a degree. You got lucky. Either you were born and grew up when the economy was booming, or you're one of the few people to make it ahead in these horrible modern times. Either way, your lack of sympathy for a generation of people who are graduating school without any opportunities afterward is a sign that you lack humanity. You need to take a look at yourself.

[-] 1 points by Koolaid (2) from Mississauga, ON 6 years ago

The people INSIDE wall street are then either super STUPID or EVIL, when you wonder who will print the money to support all the people of your country. Try this, the problem with the banks is that they were given money by these people outside to help them (including you) instead the banks spent money on themselves and foreign markets. Since you don't understand this and troll others... that makes you an IDIOT.

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

It's wonderful you have a decent quality life, and you work hard. Really. Congratulations. But PLEASE do not stereotype the protesters. There are lots of college students and graduates there too. College graduates face 20% unemployment and paying an absurd amount of money for a degree in this day in age that only seems to put you in debt and this is frustrating. We are frustrated at the billionaires who make their money off our backs and live luxurious lifestyles while we scrabble for low paying jobs.

This movement here may die, but I think a shakedown is inevitable. You can only push the working class so far. Take your unhelpful 'status quo' Tea Party rhetoric and GTFO. Your kids will be thankful someday.

[-] 1 points by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97) 6 years ago

Yeah I would bet you came from a rich family since starting your own company takes lots of money and crossing red tape.

[-] 1 points by Koolaid (2) from Mississauga, ON 6 years ago

You are a grade A asshole, do you think that no one who supports this protest has any education? Most people who are protesting are doing so, because the super rich have manipulated the system sooooo much that, going through the traditional channels to enhancement in society is no longer possible. Just because you are the odd person that got through doesn't mean that's how the system works for everyone.

[-] 1 points by ZinnReader (92) from Encinitas, CA 6 years ago

Angry and egocentric, this type of reaction is reminiscent of those Southerners that were opposed to racial integration in the 1960s.