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Forum Post: what occupy ought to be fighting for

Posted 8 years ago on May 16, 2012, 3:08 p.m. EST by zhammy (1)
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the stances of this far-left organization very much scare me. The notion that if we make the rich pay more is very naive. should they ever pass laws forcing the rich, the ones in power, to pay more in taxes, they will still find ways to get around it. the Swiss will only end up making a lot more money. the elite can and will always screw over the middle class americans like myself. they only do it because they don't can, and I don't blame them for doing so. If anyone who is reading this post had the kind of money wall-street businessmen had they would look at the entire Occupy organization in another light. there are however other options that this organization ought to make its priority and stick with. doing so will make more people join your cause. one real problem is that large corporations are in bed with our nation's government. We are seeing something much like the "Gilded Age," a phrase that Mark Twain coined. A prime example would be the large agricultural corporation called Monsanto. Many of the companies practices are corrupt. They currently have the rights that force farmers to re-purchase their genetically modified seeds each year. If a farmer were to try and reap the seeds from the crops then they can be sued for large amounts of money. Another problem is that they are overproducing hormones that make chicken breast larger. These hormones are in almost all chicken that one eats. I can guarantee the sandwich you just picked up form Chic-Fil-A likely has those hormones in it. It wouldn't be a problem if that hormone didn't have the same effect on human women. as a man it doesn't bother me too much. but clearly chiropractors are going to make a lot more money if this stays the same. The reason for this is simple. they had former, high ranking company executives in the cabinets of both the Clinton and Bush administrations. They looked out for their former employers and got us into this whole mess. However, there is a much bigger problem that we are faced will right now. Not just as Americans but as the entire Western World. It is Southeast Asia. Almost every fortune 500 company is creating factories in Southeast Asia and that is why our economy is suffering so badly. 30 yeas ago all of the factories were here in America, now they are in China, Taiwan or Indonesia. that scares me. what this organization truly needs is to slowly but surely get legislation passed that eventually stabilizes the economy. due to the whole "revolution" idea, I imagine many of the elite see Occupy as anarchist. in my opinion true revolution is the last thing this country needs. the entire Western World ought to be expecting a decrease in their economy, while all of the countries above should be expecting exponential growth in the near future. This is what the Occupy organization ought to be fighting for. we still need some factories there in order to keep peace between China and the US, but our commonwealth as a whole would stabilize if there were more factories here in the heartland of America



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[-] 3 points by brightonsage (4494) 8 years ago

So, as I understand you, since the bad guys will find other ways to be bad, we shouldn't try to stop them. We should just let them eat until they are full and then they will leave us alone? What if there stomachs do not have a limit? Do bank accounts have a limit on digits?

I won't address the rest of what scares you until I understand your first point,

By the way, if you think the same as the way you punctuate, you may have other problems,

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 8 years ago

Did people abandon the concept of paragraphs recently?

[-] 1 points by GregOrr (113) 8 years ago

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[-] 1 points by zhammy (1) 8 years ago

should have proofread this more carefully

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Page breaks?