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Forum Post: to support the 1% ▬► just DON'T vote

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 11, 2012, 5:48 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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By now you've probably heard the news: Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his running mate.

If you believe that billionaires deserve even more tax breaks, that abortion and some forms of birth control should be criminalized, that Medicare should be gutted, and that too many students are able to afford college, then congratulations: the Romney-Ryan ticket is perfect for you!

If not, watch out. Mitt Romney has once again caved to the extreme right of his party, choosing a Tea Party darling willing to push corporate America's agenda at all costs. Even Newt Gingrich called Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare as we know it "right-wing social engineering."

Make no mistake: this is the Koch brothers' dream ticket.

We only have 87 days left before Americans go to the polls and make a choice about the direction of our country that will affect us for generations. And we're going to use every one of those days to make sure voters understand how dangerous the Romney-Ryan agenda is for all of us!

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Can we make them leave when they lose?

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 1 year ago

All we can do is make them so miserable that they decide to self-deport to their various tax havens. That's the tacit threat: If you don't cut us a better deal, we'll just move everything to China. That's what we're supposed to be afraid of. I say call their bluff.

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

The rich always have their boltholes.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Sadman Insane had a lovely bolt hole.

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

Unfortunately for him, it had a bottom.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yeah - he kinda overlooked putting in a backdoor - Hey?

[-] 0 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

Well it was a network and networks have backdoors. How else would people be able to hack them? He just got hacked by a rope, and not in a very elegant fashion.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Karma caught up in a big time fashion.

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

Sometimes it works. Maybe the hole was plugged by WMD??

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

LOL - no probably stashed to much cash.

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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Another way support the 1% is to vote for who they fund instead of the candidates that actually represent you

there are more options than who the tv says.

PRIMARIES ARE IMPORTANT

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Unfortunately the primaries are over and unfairly weighed against 3rd parties.

Let's vote and agitate for money out of politics, & election reform that can balance the scales for 3rd parties and real representation.

Let's also agitate for some initial testing (local level) for real direct democracy by setting up internet based voting for all citizens to weigh in on individual laws.

[-] 0 points by NoCoOptingOWS (3) 1 year ago

VQkag2 is a poser and paid political hack (liar for hire) and this post proves it:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-fly-zone-for-syria-now/#comment-807615

VQkag2 is no part of the 99% or OWS. Loretta26 tells it like it is here:

http://occupywallst.org/article/s17-follow-money-all-roads-lead-wall-street/#comment-806967

Poster Madinusa sees VQkag2 for the propagandist poser he is as well:

http://occupywallst.org/article/s17-follow-money-all-roads-lead-wall-street/#comment-807894

Learn more about his propaganda tactics here:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-15-rules-of-web-disruption/

This forum is for OWS Revolutionaries. Get the fuck out, VQkag2!

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

It's the turnout thing. They think they almost have what they want.

Time to invest in Stupidity Index Futures?

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 1 year ago

They may well prove that money can't do EVERYTHING.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I guess I should have asked - instead of can we make them leave when they lose - I should have asked - do you think they will renounce their citizenship and run for the nearest boarder?

Poor poor dog of mittens strapped to the roof again.

[-] 4 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

TAX the leeches

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I think that it would be prudent to safeguard the nations currency.

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[-] 1 points by NoCoOptingOWS (3) 1 year ago

bensdad is a dedicated proponent of two-party tyranny who rarely posts anything here that doesn't look and read like a paid political advertisement for the current corporate-controlled fascist regime.

Learn more about his propaganda tactics here:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-15-rules-of-web-disruption/

This forum is for OWS Revolutionaries. Get the fuck out, bensdad!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

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[-] 0 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

boycott the votes! i always thought this is going to be good idea to express your opinion. both parties candidates are removed from the people. they are represente corporations.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Elect progressives, Republicans ARE the problem

[-] -1 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

what do you think about Ron Paul?

[-] 2 points by shooz (26733) 1 year ago

He's an A-1 jerk.

There's no doubt about that.

The problem is, his son is even worse.

[-] 1 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

fucking A!!!

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Is he the retiring old guy with the racist newsletters?

[-] 0 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

i dont care about what he might said about Israel, im sick of it already. He is like Kennedy who tried to stop the fed machine, but he still alive, wow. say what you saying, i dont care much...

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Is that a yes?

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Support the 99%. VOTE!

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I think RP is a subject not wanted on this site - check the rules.

[-] 0 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

It OK to describe your opinion on the subject. the only RP problem is he saying truth. he should learn how to use poeitical poetry, that is all. stays silent and remain unshakable with corporate regulations

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

You have more power by voting than not voting. Write in who you really want. The vote for other than the big two sends the stronger message that you haven't given up.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

how much do the koch pay? do they pay more for voting for a third party vote that cant win?

[-] 0 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 1 year ago

we pays for the choices they made. It doesnt matter what did you wrote down to the tooth fairy. outcome has only two colors black and grey

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[-] -1 points by Abby100 (-54) 1 year ago

Yes that is a great idea, none of the occupy supporters should vote. pass this on to all your friends.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

follow koch's orders

[+] -4 points by SteveKJR (-497) 1 year ago

Romney can't be any worse then the Obimination. As a matter of fact I would take my chances with Romney because at least he knows what a "balance sheet" is and how to read it and take action accordingly.

The Obimination doesn't.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Speaking of balance sheets - Guess what?

Bank bailouts were signed by Bush Under Obama, bank bailouts have earned 13 billion dollars - that's right, 13 billion dollars profit to the taxpayers from the banks for the bailout. Can you imagine?

This article is over a year old, and they list 6 billion profit to the tax payer by that point. it's gone up since then.

So, um - who can't read a balance sheet?

[-] -2 points by SteveKJR (-497) 1 year ago

So tell me what did the Obimination have to do with the "balance sheet" of the banks other then hand over to them billions of taxpayer dollars so they could make billions in return.

Where is the billions being handed out to the average working person? There isn't any.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

honestly - I have to go mow the lawn, so I really don't have time to do your homework for you.

I really do wish I could help straighten you out on this point, I just don't have the time right this sec.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Too Bad - So Sad. {:[

[-] -3 points by SteveKJR (-497) 1 year ago

Yes it may sound hat way but one never knows so it's always better to keep an open mind .

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Ummm....sorry but I don't think that I want a compulsive psychopathic liar who freely lies about his lies in office - plus he is a known job out-sourcer - you can't get much more corpoRATist then that.

[+] -5 points by SteveKJR (-497) 1 year ago

Well, I would much rather give someone a chance to run our government who at least has an understanding of what a "balance sheet" is rather then the existing "social worker" who hasn't a clue as to what a "balance sheet" is.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Fine should we find an independent CPA ?

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

using labels in stead of logic is the first sign of dementia -
please see your doctor