Sunday, October 09, 2011

Occupy Why?

It's Personal: Corporate profits are at an all-time high, but corporations are paying lower taxes than ever before. Some aren't paying any at all...Executive pay is now about five times higher than it was in 1980, adjusted for inflation. The average salary for the rank-and-file American worker, however, is about the same as it was in 1980.

Increased Support: Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, told CBS News, "They are basically sending us a message that says, 'Don't create a society where one percent basically has all the wealth.'"

Occupy Wall St Quiz: Who said each of the following? (Answers at the link.)

1. I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country.
2. I think it expresses the frustration the American people feel.
3. They blame, with some justification, the problems in the financial sector for getting us into this mess, and they’re dissatisfied with the policy response here in Washington. And at some level, I can’t blame them.
4. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!
5. We are the 1 percent.
6. God bless them for their spontaneity. It’s young, it’s spontaneous, it’s focused and it’s going to be effective.
7. This is like the Tea Party — only it’s real. By the time this is over, it will make the Tea Party look like … a tea party.
8. I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare.
9. What they’re trying to do is take away the jobs of people working in the city, take away the tax base that we have.
10. I’m very, very understanding of where they’re coming from.

By the way, care to venture a guess as to the income and net worth of those voicing criticisms of this "mob"?

Consider that this is just beginning and will get interesting.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Scarlett Letter said...

We'll be in Pancho Villa Park next Saturday.

Power to the People.

The right-wing GOP's reaction is so expected -- they do this s--t but get their panties all twisted when OUR side gives it back to them.

10/09/2011 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you, Scarlett. Like the previous post said, the hypocrisy of the Republicans is enough to make a person gag.

It is time to pull the leeches off our backs and the vampires out of our necks.

10/09/2011 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Scarlett Letter said...

Saturday's gathering moved to Armory Park because Tucson Meet Yourself already has a permit for Pancho Villa Park.

See how everybody can get along?

10/12/2011 4:49 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Actually, did not know it was a "fake." I promise I did not get it from Fox News, and I took it "as is" but cannot recall from where.

If your point is academic, thanks for the rigor. If you're suggesting this means something, I'd need to hear more.

This movement won't sink or swim on such images true or false.

10/13/2011 8:46 PM  

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