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Forum Post: This is some S%&#!

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 5:40 p.m. EST by fwolf (-1)
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my hardworking wall st. boyfriend sent this to me....so true. A trader wrote this and emailed it to him....

We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity, stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We would trade baseball cards if it were profitable. I didn’t hear America complaining when the market was roaring to 14,000 and everyone’s 401...k doubled every 3 years. Just like gambling, its not a problem until you lose. I’ve never heard of anyone going to Gamblers Anonymous because they won too much in Vegas.

Well now the market crapped out, & even though it has come back somewhat, the government and the average Joes are still looking for a scapegoat. God knows there has to be one for everything. Well, here we are.

Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt yourselves. What’s going to happen when we can’t find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We’re going to take yours. We get up at 5am & work till 10pm or later. We’re used to not getting up to pee when we have a position. We don’t take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don’t demand a union. We don’t retire at 50 with a pension. We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner plates, we’ll eat that.

For years teachers and other unionized labor have had us fooled. We were too busy working to notice. Do you really think that we are incapable of teaching 3rd graders and doing landscaping? We’re going to take your cushy jobs with tenure and 4 months off a year and whine just like you that we are so-o-o-o underpaid for building the youth of America. Say goodbye to your overtime and double time and a half. I’ll be hitting grounders to the high school baseball team for $5k extra a summer, thank you very much.

So now that we’re going to be making $85k a year without upside, Joe Mainstreet is going to have his revenge, right? Wrong! Guess what: we’re going to stop buying the new 80k car, we aren’t going to leave the 35 percent tip at our business dinners anymore. No more free rides on our backs. We’re going to landscape our own back yards, wash our cars with a garden hose in our driveways. Our money was your money. You spent it. When our money dries up, so does yours.

The difference is, you lived off of it, we rejoiced in it. The Obama administration and the Democratic National Committee might get their way and knock us off the top of the pyramid, but it’s really going to hurt like hell for them when our fat a**es land directly on the middle class of America and knock them to the bottom.

We aren’t dinosaurs. We are smarter and more vicious than that, and we are going to survive. The question is, now that Obama & his administration are making Joe Mainstreet our food supply…will he? and will they?”



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[-] 2 points by L3employee (63) 12 years ago

Yo sparky! I am Joe main street, and it's my job to survive. Which I have done in one of the country's toughest regional economies for DECADES.

You seem to be laboring under the delusion that, because you can trade paper of one color for paper of another, you're actually capable of DOING SOMETHING. Always possible that I'm wrong, but I think not, and, besides creating meaningless paper profits, I don't think you can do actually do anything. Above all else, you are greedy, if you were capable of landscaping your own yard, you would - just to keep your pieces of green paper in your own hands. Lacking that ability, you hired the cheapest Hispanics (legally here, or otherwise) you could find. Thirty-five percent tip at your business dinners? Who're you kidding? I'm sure you left that amount, mostly to impress your empty suit business buddies. Omit that tip on the next visit, and see if the soup course does not land in your lap on the following one, you jerk. Jobs waiting tables aren't that hard to find.

My 401k never did double every three years, because I've never been able to have the same one for that long. That's because trading paper dictates that it does not matter if you're already getting rich, you must get richer faster. Thus my employment evaporated.

The thing you can't get your pointy head around is that, I, Joe Mainstreet don't mind you being at the top of the pyramid. What I mind is that you stay there through impoverishing and, sometimes, starving & causing the murder of those below.

I certainly believe that, metaphorically, you eat what you kill. I don't believe that you kill to eat. I think you kill (metaphorically) because you like it.

I have killed to eat - did it for a winter while trying to find my next employment. I'm not a sportsman - I just did what I needed to do, so Bambi had to take an arrow to feed me.

So, got news for ya sparky. Think you can land here, kill and eat me? Bring it on, bet you taste like chicken - even though you smell like pig.

Far better you should moderate your greed, keep making money, and stop screwing the rest of us over. You aren't that tough, you aren't that smart, and you aren't sufficiently capable of surviving any other way.

[-] 2 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 12 years ago

I double-dog-dare them to come out to the woods and live as us "rubes" and "rednecks" do. I give them a week to last before they're stepping on rattlers, stirring up wasps, getting covered with poison ivy, chased by wild boars, and dialing frantically for a pizza. A week, and I'm being optimistic. Heh. Silly city slickers.

At least OWS is willing to tough out the winter in an urban park, and have been there past a month; the fat cats can't even pull that off.

They talk a good game, but talk is cheap.

[-] 2 points by moediggity (646) from Houston, TX 12 years ago

No shit! Hell, try living off of 8 an hour with their health and dental insurance and all of the taxes taken out of it while living in an apartment with 3 other people.(which is starting to become normal now.)

[-] -1 points by justhefacts (1275) 12 years ago

I think his point was that he wasn't about to try that because he's qualified to get a job making a lot more than that.

That YOU are so willing to live like that doesn't mean he's to blame for it.

[-] 1 points by moediggity (646) from Houston, TX 12 years ago

Thats not even close to what I was insinuating or talking about.

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 12 years ago

Trolling hard for the honorary title of World Champion of Fail, and the Golden Cowpie award, are ya? I still think therealdeal2011 is gonna beat you to it.

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 12 years ago

Just lettin the sun shine in on yer purdy country hick face. Bother you?

[-] 1 points by MadAsHellInTX (598) from Shepherd, TX 12 years ago

Not at all, Peanut. You're almost amusing.

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 12 years ago

Aw sweetie....I grew up with people who could bullshit you under the table whiles you was still shakin hands. Your post smells just like the crap MY boots used to track up on the back porch and caused my momma's head to light up like a fourth o july sparkler.

So, how bout you stop tryin to blame the dawg for the stink at your sink and start bein a real man so's your own boots ain't embarrassed to be seen with yer socks in em?

[-] -1 points by justhefacts (1275) 12 years ago

I know plenty of rubes and rednecks who don't live anywhere close to where they would step on rattlers, stir up wasps, get covered in poison ivy, or chased by wild boars.

And the ones I do knows that does live in da woods, ain't got no fancy compeeyouters nor intra-net either.

[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 12 years ago

Yea, I've seen this before.

Not new.


[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 12 years ago

And mainstreet will welcome all of you because you are NOT union, you DO know how to work hard and help others, and you believe in coaching kids learning to play baseball how to win instead of insuring that they ALL get a trophy.

It would be great to see people like that again. Hell, we already welcome people like you to the neighborhood by helping you sod your lawn and fix your car with you while we barbeque dinner and watch the kids play at the pool.

[-] 2 points by moediggity (646) from Houston, TX 12 years ago

I welcome their hiring me as well. But please stop bashing the unions. Its a "what has rome ever done for us?" type of thing.

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 12 years ago

Not all unions are corrupted. Many are.

[-] -1 points by fwolf (-1) 12 years ago

Post it. Re-post it. Get it out. Every blog and every fraction of activism should see this.

[-] 1 points by jbell78 (152) 12 years ago


[-] 0 points by AntiCorp (187) 12 years ago

So very true!