Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 7, 2011, 1:56 a.m. EST by anonymous
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I am glad to see somebody doing something like this, but I think there has to be a focus that people can get behind and that should be thought out beforehand. It should be 1) constructive in that it can make a change for the better (not just a rant) and 2) realistic (as any demand that doesn't have a realistic expectation of being met will make the whole thing a failure in the end- except for maybe calling attention to the fact that people in this country are fed up with things the way they are- which may be enough). I don't think it is realistic to end corporate personhood, as that demand can never be met, anymore than say "abolish all politicians." (wouldn't "corporations" include all the small businesses across America who are just trying to make a living?) But what about something specific to hold the bankers accountable (definite crooks) and are still up their old tricks. They will be asking for more money soon, as they have not learned from their mistakes, so why not say NOT ONE CENT MORE or make them repay any bonuses they got in a "bailout recovery act," since the money paid to themselves was really paid "fraudulently" after all, going against the fiduciary responsibility they have to the taxpayers- all of us Americans. But definitely cut the cord for anymore bailouts. By the way, I'm one of those boring suburban dads, so please don't protest at my house (just trying to keep my family fed- and I don't think I'll be striking oil!). Love the idea, however, of Occupying Wall Street. Our country, itself, was based on pretty radical ideas! Freedom, Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness, all that!