Is Wall Street America's One Common Enemy That Unites the Left and Right?

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Is Wall Street America's One Common Enemy That Unites the Left and Right?

  1. Yes. Of course.

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  2. No. Don't be a whining socialist.

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  1. Toro
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    Someone who claims to be a Republican wrote this today.

    The "you people" he is referring to are professional investors, i.e. Wall Street. (Or perhaps he was referring to Canadians. If so, I'll alert Ottawa.)

    Now, this surprised me a bit. I always thought Republicans were very friendly towards professional investors by lowering capital gains, opposing Dodd-Frank and other regulations, opposing tax increases on carried interest for hedge fund managers, etc. And Democrats, though not particularly buddy-buddy with Wall Street, haven't exactly been storming the barriers to lynch the titans of high finance either.

    Is he right? Help me clarify this pressing issue!
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    Well, I feel that Wall Street is only part of the problem, our politicians (both sides) are the rest of the problem. Wall Street asks and congress gives. Both politicians and bussiness investors are well off so the problems they debate about the common person they know nothing about. Their "broke" and my "broke" are two wildly different things. Do I blame them for our problems? Yes. Why? because the poor can't fix our problems they have no money nor do they have any power. Money and Power remain in the hands of the rich politicians and business people, and they have done nothing but fight over how they will divide the pie amongst themselves.
     
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    OK, maybe. But do you think hatred of Wall Street unites the left and the right?
     
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    Seriously pisses me off when people speak on my behalf. What a jack ass. The common enemy that unites us... I would go for 'terrorists'.

    But that's just me. I lean towards logic over hyperbolic hysteria.

    *Disclaimer: By 'terrorists' I mean actual terrorists... like those who seek to murder as many Americans as they can. Not someone who happens to disagree with my politics.
     
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    Boy, I really hurt your little feelings, didn't I, Toro.

    That you guys aren't able to buy the GOP rank and file anymore.

    Reality- The TEA Party movement started as an anti-Wall Street movement.

    It started as anger over the huge bailouts that Wall Street got.
     
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    Nothing will unite left and right. As soon as religion is brought up all bets are off. They may be able to agree for several seconds on any topic but in the end the extreme right and the extreme left will destroy any chance of cooperation.
     
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    DC is the enemy.
     
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    Yeah I'd expect an American ex-pat to think like that ...

    :tongue:



    BTW JoeB thinks you're a racist, so take his outlook FWIW. Or maybe a racist now means "someone who happens to disagree with my politics."
     
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    BUt DC would not have the power it has if not for Wall Street buying politicians of both parties.

    So Wall Street got it's bailouts, to the rage of the TEA Party, and they didn't produce any jobs, to the rage of OWS.

    See the problem there. It's a rigged game and we are all the suckers.

    And people like Toro live in mortal fear the rest of us might figure it out.
     
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    Great. If you haven't, then please vote "no" in the poll. Thanks.
     

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