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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by syrinx high priest
Explain how voting Democrat is any different?
The to 2% don't represent any party, the represent themselves at all costs. The Republicans (theoretically) stand for Conservatism and Smaller government. That is a GREAT thing for us lower 98%, but in reality the GOP doesn't follow that mold, they just look out for their own interests. The Democrats (theoretically) stand for equality and social responsibility, but in reality they have shown time and time again that they only represent themselves.
You have unknowingly bought into the same false dichotomy.
The real party lines are the haves and the have nots. The workers, the takers, and the slackers. The doers and the wait and seers. Dem/Rep is an illusion to keep the 98% fighting amongst themselves.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Wednesday called the Occupy Wall Street protesters anti-American and anti-capitalistic. "Don't be jealous, don't be envious," Cain said as he signed copies of his memoir. "I don't have much patience for someone who does not want to achieve their American dream the old-fashioned way."
More than 400 people attended the event. The former head of Godfather's Pizza pulled up in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in a black luxury bus, and he entered the store to cheers and applause. After winning the Sept. 24 straw poll in Florida, Cain has seen his popularity surge, especially among conservatives.
He is showing well in many surveys, near front-runner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who has raised more money. When asked about the thousands of people that have been protesting in lower Manhattan, Cain said, "They're basically saying that somehow the government is supposed to take from those that have succeeded and give to those who want to protest.
He added: "That's not the way America was built." Cain said people should instead protest the White House and President Barack Obama because the president has not created jobs. Bankers and others on Wall Street have created jobs, he said. "They're protesting in the wrong place," Cain said. "I'm not sure I know why they're there. If they're there because they are jealous of Wall Street and bankers and people who have succeeded, then they're there for the wrong reasons.
This country is based on people who achieve their dreams and work." He added that the protesters "should go figure out what America is all about."
Originally posted by Novise
reply to post by Convicted
But how is it that people who provide commercial businesses feel like they have such a right to dictate about economics? If I open a massage parlor, something NOBODY needs. Even better, a tanning salon. Now I can call myself an entrepreneur. What have I done in the grand scheme of things economically. His pizza business falls under the same category. It's not on the same level as a steel manufacturer, or a car manufacturer, or even an agriculture business or energy business. I think there are good people in these commercial type businesses, but they should not put themselves in the same category as Henry Ford, which they ALWAYS do!