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the main reason why OWS is hilariously stupid

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they bitch about bailouts.
they bitch about the housing bubble.
they bitch about jobs.

yet they protest wall st instead of the government. the same government that caused each one of those problems. if OWS had any sense they would join forces with the tea party (in an economic context...socially not so much obviously) to get sound money and the free market back on track without the government getting in the way. But nope, these OWS idiots would rather protest middle men and scapegoats and give the real problem a free pass. well done.
 

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» Soros to OWS: I Feel Your Pain Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
Billionaire financier, hedge fund kingpin and unabashed globalist George Soros has come out publicly and supported the amorphous Occupy Wall Street movement.
Research conducted by Infowars.com and the alternative media reveal that much of the Occupy Wall Street movement is financed by foundations and organizations connected to Soros, so it is natural that he sympathizes with the movement.
 
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The idiots who are at this protest are only there to feel good nothing more nothing less. They have no plans no solutions, and where their anger should be focus at is congress and both Pres. Bush and Obama for spending this country into this massive debt.

But, no those Asshats in New York think that if they yell loud enough at people who are just doing their job things would be hunky dory.

Ugh I really hate people sometimes
 

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does no one realize how much our lives would suck without corporations, no tvs, computers, cars they would not exist without them businesses are there to make money. the reason the protestors are mad is because they are jealous that they are not the 1%.
 

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does no one realize how much our lives would suck without corporations, no tvs, computers, cars they would not exist without them businesses are there to make money. the reason the protestors are mad is because they are jealous that they are not the 1%.

Damn, you sound highly educated.
 

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they bitch about bailouts.
they bitch about the housing bubble.
they bitch about jobs.

yet they protest wall st instead of the government. the same government that caused each one of those problems. if OWS had any sense they would join forces with the tea party (in an economic context...socially not so much obviously) to get sound money and the free market back on track without the government getting in the way. But nope, these OWS idiots would rather protest middle men and scapegoats and give the real problem a free pass. well done.

Stupid yes
and the media coverage is so lame

Imagine if this happened at any "Tea Party"

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl0DwApnjEY]Black Man At Sharpton Rally Calls Obama "House ******" - YouTube[/ame]
 
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does no one realize how much our lives would suck without corporations, no tvs, computers, cars they would not exist without them businesses are there to make money. the reason the protestors are mad is because they are jealous that they are not the 1%.

Damn, you sound highly educated.

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they bitch about bailouts.
they bitch about the housing bubble.
they bitch about jobs.

yet they protest wall st instead of the government. the same government that caused each one of those problems. if OWS had any sense they would join forces with the tea party (in an economic context...socially not so much obviously) to get sound money and the free market back on track without the government getting in the way. But nope, these OWS idiots would rather protest middle men and scapegoats and give the real problem a free pass. well done.

They cannot join forces because they see two very different solutions to the problems that both of them agree exist.

Its too bad, really because they are both right when it comes to recognizing that this nation is in trouble.
 

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they bitch about bailouts.
they bitch about the housing bubble.
they bitch about jobs.

yet they protest wall st instead of the government. the same government that caused each one of those problems. if OWS had any sense they would join forces with the tea party (in an economic context...socially not so much obviously) to get sound money and the free market back on track without the government getting in the way. But nope, these OWS idiots would rather protest middle men and scapegoats and give the real problem a free pass. well done.

I think the government deserves some of the blame for not doing their job. But the thing was, at the end of the day, the banks were the ones who lobbied for laxer enforcement and regulation, they were the ones who decided to take all that bad paper, bundle it and sell it to other people.

If the banks had acted in an ethical, practical way, then there wouldn't have been a need for the government to act.

Same thing about jobs. I think the government has done a terrible job signing every free trade treaty with every country in the world while those countries have done nothing to really take our products. But at the end of the day, companies decided that, hey, hollowing out the middle class so we can pay ourselves bigger bonuses is a nifty idea.

The ironic thing is we capitalized rewards and socialized risk. The banks were able to take unnecessary risks because they knew there was no downside. They'd get bailed out and no one would get prosecuted.
 

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they bitch about bailouts.
they bitch about the housing bubble.
they bitch about jobs.

yet they protest wall st instead of the government. the same government that caused each one of those problems. if OWS had any sense they would join forces with the tea party (in an economic context...socially not so much obviously) to get sound money and the free market back on track without the government getting in the way. But nope, these OWS idiots would rather protest middle men and scapegoats and give the real problem a free pass. well done.
The bailouts are the fault of the government.
The housing bubble, not, unless you blame deregulation.
The jobs, not, unless you blame the reluctance of the Republicans to support temporary job measures that boost the economy.
 

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they bitch about bailouts.
they bitch about the housing bubble.
they bitch about jobs.

yet they protest wall st instead of the government. the same government that caused each one of those problems. if OWS had any sense they would join forces with the tea party (in an economic context...socially not so much obviously) to get sound money and the free market back on track without the government getting in the way. But nope, these OWS idiots would rather protest middle men and scapegoats and give the real problem a free pass. well done.
The bailouts are the fault of the government.
The housing bubble, not, unless you blame deregulation.
The jobs, not, unless you blame the reluctance of the Republicans to support temporary job measures that boost the economy.


The bailouts are the fault of the government because the government did them. More importantly, they did them with no strings attached.

The government does have its share in the blame in the Housing bubble in that it encouraged laws that made it easier to sue banks if you belonged to certain "victim' groups to get loans you probalby didn't merit. Guess which ones failed first?

So that 800 Billion Stimulus that produced no jobs, shovel ready or otherwise, that wasn't the government's fault?
 

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The Left has the usual "suspects"


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjm4LxFa1c]Anti-Semitic Protester at Occupy Wall Street - LA - YouTube[/ame]
 

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they bitch about bailouts.
they bitch about the housing bubble.
they bitch about jobs.

yet they protest wall st instead of the government. the same government that caused each one of those problems. if OWS had any sense they would join forces with the tea party (in an economic context...socially not so much obviously) to get sound money and the free market back on track without the government getting in the way. But nope, these OWS idiots would rather protest middle men and scapegoats and give the real problem a free pass. well done.
Hate to disagree but wall street is a part of the US government, as are corporations, state/private sector unions and wealthy businessman that lobby or otherwise pay bribes to the corrupt politicians in Congress and the Senate. :tongue:

Regardless it will be fun to watch these protests grow, corporations and politicians try to counter or attack the protests, when they will never go away...unemployment and poverty is the cause of the protests, thus they won't go away till those two problems are lessened to the point people have jobs to go to.

If not, I can just ignore them and get on with my life, like I would over any other issue.
 
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The Obama administration has instituted a multitude of new bank regs. Right or wrong, that's a fact. I doubt if any of these knuckleheads have done their homework.
 

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Here's my main complaint with Obama and Wall Street.

Where are the prosecutions?

When Enron failed as part of the 2001-2 collapse, George W. Bush's justice department went after Enron with a vengence. Everyone said that Enron had the Bush people in their back pocket, but Bush still sent the key players to prison. (Ken Lay had a heart attack before he saw the inside of a cell).

Why hasn't Obama prosecuted the people responsible for the 2008 collapse? Maybe because a lot of them were his top donors.
 

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The Obama administration has instituted a multitude of new bank regs. Right or wrong, that's a fact. I doubt if any of these knuckleheads have done their homework.

Regulations don't mean much if they aren't enforced.

What Obama SHOULD do is prosecute the bad actors. He hasn't done that. Because they are his donors.
 

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does no one realize how much our lives would suck without corporations, no tvs, computers, cars they would not exist without them businesses are there to make money. the reason the protestors are mad is because they are jealous that they are not the 1%.



I disagree with that. These are non-thinking greedy, selfish, spoiled brats who don't want to work and think that the mere ability to draw breath entitles them to the money that others make and the wealth that others create.

They are straight out of central casting as the "Mob" from an Ayn Rand novel.
 

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