Americans Despise Wall Street

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  1. Toro
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    Want to know who the Democrats' next target will be?

    Wall Street Despised in Poll Showing Majority Want Regulation - Bloomberg.com
     
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    It is very hard not to feel extreme resentment against the people who caused this massive economic debacle. Especially when there are so many out of work through no actions of their own. Out of work, losing their homes, and no health insurance for the family. And the people who caused all of this are still pulling down huge salaries, sometimes in the tens of millions.

    This is a prime example of the need for regulation in the market. Even Smith recognized that. The fact that the working man's salary has not gone up in real terms for almost 30 years. Yet these peoples salaries have constantly increased, whether or not the companies were making money. Down at the blue collar level, failure is not rewarded.

    Yet there is a danger here. For too much regulation, or regulation of the wrong type, can harm the nation as a whole. Right down the factory floor level. The regulation need doing. But it has to be done well. The economic system needs medicine, not poison.
     
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    They despise congress too.
     
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    Why shouldn't they?

    The thugs in the District of Criminals and their willing bootlickers in the media have gone out of their way to make them less popular than Dice Clay at a NOW rally.
     
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    what is there to like about wall street again? how many trillions have been stolen by them and then used for their own personal profit? how many taxpayer dollars did they take just to use to lobby congressmen to enable further billions?
     
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    How many jillions of dollars have they donated to the very leftist ingrate goons now demonizing them?
     
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    doesn't make them any better. both the Rs and the Ds protect them since they funnel the money right back to them.
     
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    At least the repubs don't run them up the flagpole as the villain du jour, when they need a convenient faceless strawman to bully.

    Like I said, they're a bunch of ingrates.
     
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    Hey, why not destroy capitalism, its not like we are using it lately.
     

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