posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 11:27 PM
Having read the points of where they are upset at, some of which can be stated on.
The first thing that can be stated, is that this is the first protest, where the actual points are outlined out in a way that is clear and concise.
However, after reading what is written the following can be stated:
1) Ultimately, I would disagree with this point, not cause what the banking system did was wrong, but ultimately, it falls back to the people. We
the people cried cause we could not afford the loans in the first point, and demanded change, then turned around and the politicians, who we elected,
that deregulated and pushed the banks into giving and making risky loans. Then the bankers all around tried to prevent their assets from going down,
and sold said debts. So this is a blame that has to go on both sides of the issue.
2) If it is a company that took a loan from the government, then the complaint is valid, however, not every company took a loan, got part of the
bailout, so not every one of those companies would have to play by the rules. So that point is both correct and faulty in its nature.
3) With all of the laws, and a population willing to sue and show discrimination, the question is how is this possible? More and more women are
taking more of a leading role in business and industry.
4) How are they poisoning the food supply and undermining the farming system? A lot of that is controlled by the federal government, not through
Wall Street. All wall street does is bid on what the outcome of a harvest would be, not control policies.
5) Last time any one worked, and in most work places, there are posted, as it is federal laws that dictate such, a list of the rights of workers.
All companies have to follow those laws, or risk being sued and or facing federal punishments on that.
6) Higher education is not a human right. Basic education can be argued as such, but not higher education, and those who would teach are not held to
the same regulations and constraints as those in the public sector.
7) And profits are what drives a company, most are not in the business to be charitable. However, the tax codes are written to encourage businesses
to be charitable, thus they use that to allow for them to do endowments, grants and fund non profit businesses.
8) Can it be proven? After all a judges decision, unlike the rest of the government, has to clearly write down the reason for their decision, based
off of prior decisions and precedents set by court cases before them.
9) Unfortunately, the problem is that they are having to answer to the stockholders, who hold the controlling interest in a corporation. If a
company can not make a profit, and give a return on the investments by the stockholders, then ultimately, the board is replaced. The fault lies with
the federal government. Consider this, you can drive and move from one state to another, your auto insurance transfers, however, health insurance
does not. Health insurance holds one of the biggest monopolies in the country. Remove that protection, and watch health insurance costs, the medical
10) That point is a valid one. I get way too much spam.
11) Have yet to see where the military or the police is used to prevent freedom of the press.
12) As soon as a faulty product is discovered, they recall it, however here again, the laws and regulations lies within the government.
13) How does a business on wall street determine the economic policy of the nation? After all last time it was checked, the local, state, federal
governments that put restraints on businesses, not Wall Street.
14) That is the pot calling the kettle black, especially when the Unions are involved. After all the Unions are some of the biggest contributors to
a politicians monetary supply and thus try to gather favor, if not regulate them.
15) Solendra energy anyone? After all it was an alternative form of energy, and ultimately it went belly up. Reality is that here again it is the
Federal Government that controls that, and it is what is keeping us energy dependant.
16) FDA anyone? After all it is the organization that controls what drugs are released in the USA and what is not.
17) Last oil spill that was reported, well lets just say there was no shortage of coverage what so every. The oil industry in the US is one of the
most heavily watched and regulated in the country. Funny how everyone complains about the price of gas, yet when asked about a refinery in their
state or town, every one bulks at it. Then there is one little agency with way too much authority and power, called the EPA.
18) Last time I checked, each station gives its spin on the news, to include commentary as they see fit. And ratings equals money.
19) How has wall street had any point on direction of the country? It can not claim another piece of land or territory.
20) Wall Street does this?
21) Um, does anyone know how a weapon gets created? It requires 3 things: 1) A need for such. 2) A government willing to back the creation of
such. 3) Money. Here again, it goes back to the Federal government wanting such.
22) Well here there is going to be a point of contention as most laws state that those with the person committing the crime is equally guilty, as
they did not try to stop or do anything to show that they were not associated with such. The person may not have pulled the trigger of the weapon,
but he did nothing to stop or prevent, or even turn in the person until after he was picked up by the police.
Ultimately, they have the right idea on protesting, but they are protesting the wrong people, rather going after those whose sole interest is in
making money, not policy. Any of what they have complaints about, goes back to the government, and namely the federal government, as they are the
ones who set the policies, laws and regulations. Ultimately many of their complaints, need to be further investigated, as it all tends to go back to
the Federal government and what it does, not to Wall Street, that reacts to the laws, policies and regulations that the federal government puts out.