Make Wall Street Pay

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  1. georgephillip
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    Send Them A Bill

    "How much did Wall Street's abuse cost you? Find out!

    Fill out the form below to see what Wall Street owes you and your state, and tell Congress to collect!

    "Our country is facing a revenue crisis.

    "There's not enough money in our cities and states to support the investments needed to rebuild America. The good news is this: We know where the money is.

    "While politicians might tell you differently, it's not in Grandma's pension.

    "It's not in the homes of families fighting off foreclosure. And it's not in the pockets of American schoolchildren or schoolteachers.

    "It's on Wall Street.

    "The big banks bankrupted our country.

    "But we can rebuild America. And the big banks must pay their fair share."

    Stop borrowing from the rich.
    Tax them.

    Make Wall Street Pay
     
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    Maybe you shouldnt blame others for your problems but instead fix your own problems.

    If everyone did that, no one would have any problems:)
     
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    I didn't inflate and collapse an $8 trillion housing bubble or profit from the nearly $13 trillion bailout of those who did.

    What accountability do you expect from those who caused our current economic problems?
     
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    Sure. you had nothing to do with it. You weren't being greedy. You weren't trying to spend beyond your means. You aren't making excuses for people. You arent trying to merely shift the blame to others.
     
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    Why do you blame me for the sins of Wall Street and congress?
     
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    Why do you seek to excuse yourself from responsibility for something caused by everyone?
     
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    "(Bernie) Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, also said, 'It would be morally wrong for the United States to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable people in our society while asking nothing from the wealthiest."

    "Sanders suggested an emergency surtax on millionaires.

    "A 5.4 percent surtax on adjusted gross incomes over $1 million would raise as much as $50 billion a year. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published last week showed overwhelming support for that concept.

    "Sanders also would end tax breaks for big oil and gas companies.

    "Over the past decade, the five largest oil companies in the U.S. earned nearly $1 trillion in profits.

    "Meanwhile, in recent years, some of the largest oil companies in this country paid nothing in federal income taxes. Ending those tax breaks could raise at least $3.5 billion a year."

    Bernie Sanders Calls...
     
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    I already made 'em pay.
    And it felt good.
    Real good.
     
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    Observation:

    This is just a war between the Siphoners of Wealth.

    Our society has an ever increasing ratio of those who exist solely to siphon wealth from the shrinking ratio that actually produces something.

    Yes, Wall Street does everything it can to siphon away our wealth. So does the Government. So do Public Employee Unions, and the Educational System and so on.

    Making Wall Street Pay by shifting the wealth siphon from them to benefit another group of Siphoners does nothing the help The Job Creating Private Sector.
     
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    asterism Congress != Progress

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    Wow! $53.5 Billion per year? That's almost 4% of the deficit!

    How about we get government down to a manageable size first. Then we can reform the oversight so that the government doesn't find opportunities to intrude into finance, it simply referees the structure instead of participating in it. Doing that will cost Wall Street much more than the pittance that this activist group wants to collect.
     

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