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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Well if thats true, maybe they should call themselves "The 1 percenters that could possibly grow to 99%". Truth is I am pissed too. I am pissed that the government redistributes my money to anyone. I dont mind paying for defense and the legal system, which are legitimate functions of government. But when they take my money and hand it to the rich or the poor it pisses me off.

Many of the OWS people keep saying things like they need a guaranteed living wage regardless of whether they work or not, and that we should take other peoples money, which they earned legally or they would be in jail, and have it given to them. That is nothing but government supporte thievery.
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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And we are now enlightened to the true goals.

We are Americans, where is our progress?



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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the progress is a government that is 14 trillion in debt with another 100 trillion of promises made to people for ss,medicare and medicaid without a way to pay for it

and there you are going after the people who finance all those 99%

ridiculous.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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What is it that we are Progressing too?

Is change always good just because its change?

You might call it Progress to take someones money and hand it to someone else who didnt earn it. I call it thievery.

You might call it Progress to cap someones earnings at some level, regardless of their contribution to society or their sacrifice to earn that money. I call it a huge and dangerous step toward Marxism.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
the progress is a government that is 14 trillion in debt with another 100 trillion of promises made to people for ss,medicare and medicaid without a way to pay for it

and there you are going after the people who finance all those 99%

ridiculous.


Okay, so what are they financing?

It's very simple.

The American people are primed and ready for a new industrial revolution.
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:56 PM
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Marxist? You think this group is marxist? Man you have alot to learn.

More then 80% of Americans demanded change in healthcare and demanded reform.

Stop dividing people!

To the OP,.

You are amongst The 99%! Any righties here is apart of The 99%!



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
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Marxist? You think this group is marxist? Man you have alot to learn.

More then 80% of Americans demanded change in healthcare and demanded reform.

Stop dividing people!

To the OP,.

You are amongst The 99%! Any righties here is apart of The 99%!


Yes they have Marxist tendencies at the very least.

Well whatever Healthcare reform they got the majority of them want it abolished. So they must have not gotten the right kind of healthcare reform. Maybe a good sort of healthcare reform would address the cost of healthcare. Unfortunately the Progressives didnt address that. Instead they decided that we are too be fined if we dont buy health insurance from the very insurance companies they spent years demonizing. They caused the cost of health insurance to increase. They caused the cost of healthcare to increase. So if that is Progress then I say that kind of progress sucks!



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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Give them a minute. They will be. Already they are hitting Federal Reserve branches
all over the country. That's where the cancer started.


Who allowed the Fed to do all these nefarious things? Politicians? Sure. They played a role. But who else played a role? Don't over think it. Go look in a mirror. I'll do the same. ...and we should come up with the same answer. Us. We did. Every time we, as citizens decide we have better things to do then be involved in the process of governing. Don't blame the nefarious "other guy". "They" didn't do it alone, it requires enablers for them to succeed. Guess who that is?


And our bought off politicians are scared and for good reason. They know now
that we know how corrupt they are. At least some of us know. Just look at how
much they are fighting amongst themselves now. They also know it's about to get a
hell of a lot worse...on their watch, while they and their cronies took bribes and used
the good old revolving door method to get rich from money they stole from the American
people. They're parasites.


Yes they are scared. But they've no reason to be, really... Because the American attention span is about as short as it's possible to be, and still be called an attention span. We blame the politicians for it...yet we send the same ones back, or their clones, time and time again... So, who's to blame again?


BTW, this started loooonnng before Bush. This has all been done by design.
A lot of these protestors know that and they are educating the ones that don't.
Stick around here long enough and you may get educated as well.


Took y'all long enough to catch on. Some of us have been saying this for a looooooong time. ...and being ignored in the process. Welcome to our world.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:20 PM
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The GOP lobbyist groups spent a billion plus watering it down so if you want to blame anyone blame the Insurance lobby and the GOP as we would've had a halfway decent system if they didn't attempt to interject their will like the dictatorial scum they are.

You are The 99% and the faster the entire GOP contingent who are amongst The 99% realize this the better life will be for all.

The HCR banned an insurance company from dropping you when you got sick, banned lifetime caps and limits on coverage. Now, what did the insurance companies do as a response? That's right, they jacked everyone's premiums on average of 18 - 25% across the board. This allows for the expansion of the HCR as it left the door open for it. You, your doctor and your family are now allowed to make all of your medical decisions and not some high school dropout on a phone a thousand miles away dictating who gets what.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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Well of course they raised the insurance rates. They must take people with existing conditions, regardless of whether they have ever paid them a dime before they got sick. There is no limit on your coverage. This costs money. Of course, they are going to expect people to pay more to cover this, as it exposes them to a ton of risk. They only make on average about 7% as it is. They would go bankrupt if they didnt raise rates to account for this added risk forced onto them by the government.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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Considering that scrip markups cost the most ($2 for a scrip and they charge like $60) is where the abuse lies. Dropping those with a pre existing condit is now banned.

Tens of thousands of homes were forclosed upon due to the rising cost of medical bills whereas they had to take out 2nd and 3rd mortgages to finance their healthcare.

The GOP got The National Public Health Insurance Exchange taken out, if that would've been allowed it would've capped costs over time. Healthcare should not be profits before people. You want to put profits before people start a retail empire and don't get into healthcare.

If my mom would've been able to qualify for insurance in say, Q1 09, she would've gotten dropped in Q3 09 when she was diagnosed with COPD!
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:50 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
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And by the way, we do need to fix things in this country. But none of you have the answers. Killing bankers, destroying capitalism, getting free college, etc...these things will only make America worse. Get a job in the meantime. Maybe you'll have a solution when you figure out nothing is free.


No one is saying they don't want to work. A large part of the 99 Cant find work. the rest work harder than they have to just trying to make ends meet.

I think you are right, even if you don't truly understand why you are right.

There is a group in this issue that should, as you so eloquently stated, "Get a JOB" and "Stop Leeching" off the sweat and blood of hard working honest people, around the world.

Just kind of sad that you are too simple to see it the leech really is.
Even more so since you yourself are part of the very group this parasite is feeding on.

Free Education will only make America worse? Only an uneducated person would even assume to say that.

What exactly is it that you feel you are defending here?



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:57 PM
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Tyrannical rule under the GOP,

The GOP Plan :
The entire GOP plan in a nutshell :

1. Continue and guarantee that the top 10% of earners don't have to contribute a thing to the economy.
2. Continually allow the banks to do whatever the flip they want and to blindly give them another multi trillion dollar bailout package whenever they get a bug up their tail.
3. Continually send our jobs oversees which will double and triple the unemployment rates.
4. Engage us in an armed conflict with Iran and North Korea while keeping the Wars Over Energy going.
5. Deny people the basic right to essential services like Medicaid, Social Security and cancel all social programs effectively leaving those like me who are unable to hold down a 40 hour 5 day a week job to fend for ourselves!
6. Allow time and time again the poisoning of our food and water supply while protecting the companies that are harming us.
7. Kill off the electric and non petrolchemical powered transportation.
8. Allow for more foriegn influence into our process domestically (law passages, elections)
9. Kill off any non white people!
10. Kill our chance to compete on the world's stage while cutting public school education while leaving the private schools alone.
11. Turn this "War On Terrorism" into a "Holy War" between Islam-Muslim and Christian-Hebrew!
12. Allow time and time again your health insurance company the control to deny you and your family any treatment they want. < These are the real "Death Panels" a bunch of insurance company employees sitting around dictating who gets what coverage.
13. Do nothing about this immigrant issue so the multi trillion dollar lobbyists firms can contunally exploit them for cheap and dirt cheap labour all the while not demanding that any of it remains stateside all while evading the Federal Income Tax laws,
14. Allow you to lose your job and home for whatever reason your employer and lender dictates and not have the populous the right to challenge any claim.
15. Return to an era whereas an African American was legally declared 2/3 of a person and Women weren't allowed out of the kitchen, forget about having the right to own property, hold down a job, have a say in matters pertaining to thier own bodies, have the right to vote, be forced to endure consistant beatings and belittements if they didn't have dinner done in time, being subjected to forced spousal rape. Do y'all really want to subject your daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts to this? African Americans would be forced back into the cotton fields stripped of all rights, properties, jobs, and all money earned. McCain admitted this while on The View in Ear 08!

This is when "The Party of HELL NO!" dictates policy all the while protecting their wealthy donors. This has everything to do with the entire GOP, cutting social programs and eliminating them has been on the dockett since the 1970's so don't tell me this has nothing to do with the GOP.

The CONSERVATIVE DICTAITORSHIP IS THE PROBLEM AND REFUSE TO COMPRIMISE ON A THING. It's either "Their will or the highway".

The entire GOP's mantra is to make Obama a "1 Term President" and will destroy anything in this nation to achieve that goal even go as far as putting 150 Million out of work and forcing anyone who is not a rich, white, Neo Con to get cut all while striping the people and the nation of it's rights and freedoms.

The GOP will protect with life and limb the following industries :
Energy, Big Pharm, Banks, Anyone with an account worth more then $1 Billion!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
reply to post by LucidFusion
 


Tyrannical rule under the GOP,

The GOP Plan :
The entire GOP plan in a nutshell :

1. Continue and guarantee that the top 10% of earners don't have to contribute a thing to the economy.
2. Continually allow the banks to do whatever the flip they want and to blindly give them another multi trillion dollar bailout package whenever they get a bug up their tail.
3. Continually send our jobs oversees which will double and triple the unemployment rates.
4. Engage us in an armed conflict with Iran and North Korea while keeping the Wars Over Energy going.
5. Deny people the basic right to essential services like Medicaid, Social Security and cancel all social programs effectively leaving those like me who are unable to hold down a 40 hour 5 day a week job to fend for ourselves!
6. Allow time and time again the poisoning of our food and water supply while protecting the companies that are harming us.
7. Kill off the electric and non petrolchemical powered transportation.
8. Allow for more foriegn influence into our process domestically (law passages, elections)
9. Kill off any non white people!
10. Kill our chance to compete on the world's stage while cutting public school education while leaving the private schools alone.
11. Turn this "War On Terrorism" into a "Holy War" between Islam-Muslim and Christian-Hebrew!
12. Allow time and time again your health insurance company the control to deny you and your family any treatment they want. < These are the real "Death Panels" a bunch of insurance company employees sitting around dictating who gets what coverage.
13. Do nothing about this immigrant issue so the multi trillion dollar lobbyists firms can contunally exploit them for cheap and dirt cheap labour all the while not demanding that any of it remains stateside all while evading the Federal Income Tax laws,
14. Allow you to lose your job and home for whatever reason your employer and lender dictates and not have the populous the right to challenge any claim.
15. Return to an era whereas an African American was legally declared 2/3 of a person and Women weren't allowed out of the kitchen, forget about having the right to own property, hold down a job, have a say in matters pertaining to thier own bodies, have the right to vote, be forced to endure consistant beatings and belittements if they didn't have dinner done in time, being subjected to forced spousal rape. Do y'all really want to subject your daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts to this? African Americans would be forced back into the cotton fields stripped of all rights, properties, jobs, and all money earned. McCain admitted this while on The View in Ear 08!

This is when "The Party of HELL NO!" dictates policy all the while protecting their wealthy donors. This has everything to do with the entire GOP, cutting social programs and eliminating them has been on the dockett since the 1970's so don't tell me this has nothing to do with the GOP.

The CONSERVATIVE DICTAITORSHIP IS THE PROBLEM AND REFUSE TO COMPRIMISE ON A THING. It's either "Their will or the highway".

The entire GOP's mantra is to make Obama a "1 Term President" and will destroy anything in this nation to achieve that goal even go as far as putting 150 Million out of work and forcing anyone who is not a rich, white, Neo Con to get cut all while striping the people and the nation of it's rights and freedoms.

The GOP will protect with life and limb the following industries :
Energy, Big Pharm, Banks, Anyone with an account worth more then $1 Billion!


Oh where to begin.

1. The top 10% pay the majority of Federal taxes. The top 50% pay it all.
2. Obama and most dems supported TARP,
3. Due to over regulation and taxes, American companies must either export the jobs or go out of business.
4. The korean war was started by a Democrat, Harry Truman. The Dems voted for the war in Iraq.
5. Entitlements are not a right.
6. Allowed by both parties.
7. The technology for green energy isnt anywhere close to being ready for prime time, so its killing itself by over promising.
8. Huh?
9. Definitely not true. They were the ones that pushed through civil rights. Also Abraham Lincoln, a republican, freed the slaves.
10. Over regulation and over taxation and an overly complicated, antiquated tax system makes us unable to compete
11. Whatever. They blew up the buildings, they killed our people, now they gotta pay the piper.
12. As opposed to forcing us to pay for unlimited treatment for people regardless of their chance of survival or quality of life.
13. The only immigrants that belong here are legal immigrants. The rest are by definition law breakers.
14. False
15. Nuts. They are about to elect Herman Cain the next President of the USA.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 12:50 AM
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No, because you obviously prove there's at least some portion of the Americna people who don't do much thinking of any kind.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by Convicted

Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
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Oh where to begin.

1. The top 10% pay the majority of Federal taxes. The top 50% pay it all.
2. Obama and most dems supported TARP,
3. Due to over regulation and taxes, American companies must either export the jobs or go out of business.
4. The korean war was started by a Democrat, Harry Truman. The Dems voted for the war in Iraq.
5. Entitlements are not a right.
6. Allowed by both parties.
7. The technology for green energy isnt anywhere close to being ready for prime time, so its killing itself by over promising.
8. Huh?
9. Definitely not true. They were the ones that pushed through civil rights. Also Abraham Lincoln, a republican, freed the slaves.
10. Over regulation and over taxation and an overly complicated, antiquated tax system makes us unable to compete
11. Whatever. They blew up the buildings, they killed our people, now they gotta pay the piper.
12. As opposed to forcing us to pay for unlimited treatment for people regardless of their chance of survival or quality of life.
13. The only immigrants that belong here are legal immigrants. The rest are by definition law breakers.
14. False
15. Nuts. They are about to elect Herman Cain the next President of the USA.


1. They give nothing back. No jobs.
2. TARP ended July 09 and had the taxpayer be a shareholder.
3. No, they do not pay to regulate themselves, taxpayer pays that. This is one of the major taxloopholes this nation's got today! End this!
4. Lyndon Johnson was an idiot oil man who wore the dem clothes while being a staunch neocon.
5. Social Security is NOT AN ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM, IT IS THE INSURANCE POLICY YOU PAY INTO. They want to get rid of that so that their donors become that much more richer, furthering the divide!
6. Every policy that endorsed this was always backed by a GOP controlled congress and WH!
7. Because the oil barons and The banks aren't gonna be able to gouge the people on it. It has just launched and will be everywhere soon, either get with this program or get out of its way!
8. Thanks to a GOP controlled SCOTUS a foreign company can give as much as it wants to and not declare a thing, another yet, dictatorial swipe against democracy!
9. Do not dare claim Lincoln as a GOP swine, if he were alive today he'd layeth the smacketh down on every Republican and he's be a centrist nowadays!
10. 40 yrs ago we were able to compete but thanks to cheap Asian labour makes competition cost prohibitive who will do twice the work for half the pay! Regulations maintain our system of "Cheques and Balances' that keeps the playing field fair and level for all. The GOP have tipped it against the people!
11. What you want is to keep on going after the response and not the root issue, why are they mad at us? What are we doing to prevent the next? are the q's that should be asked and not, "We need more cheap oil"!
12. The premium you pay every month is supposed to cover every basis and essential service you may need (dr visits, scrips, hospital stays, ambu rides, basic treatment). People who had coverage lost it when they lost their job and the same crop of people had to take out a 3rd mortgage to pay for an item that would've been covered if they had the job.
13. They are cheap labour that you can pay $5 an hour with no benefits, not submit any payroll tax and are amongst some of the most vulnerable of society and to criminalize them by making their mere existence a crime spews of "Classism"!
14, Deregulation of the banks and lenders allow a bank to take your home for whatever reason they want.
15.He is the "Token Black" and are so racist that they will not entertain the idea of an African American as POTUS. Look at how fast they threw Michael Steele under the bus when he started to agree with Dem principles over how minorities are treated. Cain sold out the African Americans.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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Give the man some credit. His OP title is 100% true. Occupy groups across the world, present at the rallies or not, only represent about 40% of the population, the awakening few. The other 59.99% of the world are the naïve sort, still believing in urban legends like freedom, casting ballots, Politicians for change, a defined separation of the elite and political legislation, and class acceptism. This movement was never going to be the deciding battle against corruption in Washington and Wall Street, it’s merely an introduction to the uninitiated, a way to open the eyes and ears to the blind and deaf, and finally giving a voice to the dumb. Once Pandora’s box is opened, it will never be shut again. People want change, they want a chance to work, to live in a world that promotes dignity, that allows a man to live as he wishes without a molested government being fed by wealthy mobsters, looking to cash in and charge you for obtaining, saving, and spending your own money. Money they haven’t earned, but have stripped from us with nothing less than the talons of the American Eagle, trapping us under laws they dictate, while waving a middle finger through the gaping holes in the Constitution.
The time has come for a change, but the change will not present itself by abiding by the rules of the game. We must change the game all together, tearing down this country brick by solid gold brick if we must. The time has come to refresh the tree, to rage against the machine.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Originally posted by LucidFusion

Originally posted by seabag
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And by the way, we do need to fix things in this country. But none of you have the answers. Killing bankers, destroying capitalism, getting free college, etc...these things will only make America worse. Get a job in the meantime. Maybe you'll have a solution when you figure out nothing is free.


No one is saying they don't want to work. A large part of the 99 Cant find work. the rest work harder than they have to just trying to make ends meet.

I think you are right, even if you don't truly understand why you are right.

There is a group in this issue that should, as you so eloquently stated, "Get a JOB" and "Stop Leeching" off the sweat and blood of hard working honest people, around the world.

Just kind of sad that you are too simple to see it the leech really is.
Even more so since you yourself are part of the very group this parasite is feeding on.

Free Education will only make America worse? Only an uneducated person would even assume to say that.

What exactly is it that you feel you are defending here?



I've already addressed the "can't find work" thing. It's a copout. There are jobs out there, they're just not the jobs they want. I heard 1 protester say that he quit his job to come protest. Another was complaining about how he only made $7 per hour. Most of these folks want the lifestyle their parents have and just can't seem to realize why they don't have it when they turn 18.

And YES, free education will only make things worse. Please show me where in the constitution it says all Americans have a right to college education and its the government's (taxpayers) responsibility to pay for it. The entitlement mindset and policies are bringing the country down. It is you that is blind. 

And I'm not uneducated. I have a bachelor of science (paid for on my own). You don't know me, yet you and others make assumptions because I do not agree with your "enlightened" point of view. It is you that doesn't understand why we're in trouble....too much government, too much spending, gimme gimme gimme, everything should be a right, blah blah blah



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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While i respect the older generation and my elders for working hard and having a good life. But you have to understand something. It is not. About. You.
It is actually about the people who work their asses off at 3 or 4 jobs and still cant afford anything
Entitled? # off. Over the last 50 years has all but destroyed our planet, war, poverty, global warming, extinctions, genocide, oil spills, hazmat accidents, nuclear accidents.

I hate to sound like i am entitled, but let me make this clear. I fight for my future children, Because this world is #ED. I have a good life, i have a good job, i pay my bills the best i can and im -still- broke half the time. get out of your delusion here for a minute and take a look at the federal reserve, and all the banks, and all the heads and owners of these big corporations. Recessions and depressions are a tool that the elites use to gain more control. And its true when you think about it. What happens when a recession hits? Companies go bankrupt, banks go bankrupt, and are bought out by the bigger banks.

If you don't see the problem then please leave ATS, because this place is about pointing out the problems. Its not an entitlement thing. Talk to the 60 or 70 or 80 years olds at occupywallstreet. Its a NO JOBS thing, its a NO HEALTHCARE thing. Its a #ed system that needs to be fixed, wether you want it to or not. You may be happy with the system, i have no complaints in my own life really aside from the fact that i net a lot more than i see. A lot more.

I would dare you to tell it to someones face, because i've been there before. People who have money growing up gain no appreciation from what its like to have none. I came from a poor family, my dad joined the military to feed us, my mother went crazy(literal), and we were still poor. But it didnt really matter. The point is, people born with a spoon in their ass with a family that can provide fully and have nice things. Their children do not understand what its like to not have money. If i were there, and some guy came up to me and started bitching at me, telling me im entitled and all this bull#, i would be breaking your teeth in.

And yes, education being free would be better. Because there are people who cant afford school out there that would love to be a doctor, a dentist, a mechanic, architects, everything you could imagine. But they cant because they're poor. The system is engineered to keep them that way.

End of story.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by AzureSky
While i respect the older generation and my elders for working hard and having a good life. But you have to understand something. It is not. About. You.
It is actually about the people who work their asses off at 3 or 4 jobs and still cant afford anything
Entitled? # off. Over the last 50 years has all but destroyed our planet, war, poverty, global warming, extinctions, genocide, oil spills, hazmat accidents, nuclear accidents.

I hate to sound like i am entitled, but let me make this clear. I fight for my future children, Because this world is #ED. I have a good life, i have a good job, i pay my bills the best i can and im -still- broke half the time. get out of your delusion here for a minute and take a look at the federal reserve, and all the banks, and all the heads and owners of these big corporations. Recessions and depressions are a tool that the elites use to gain more control. And its true when you think about it. What happens when a recession hits? Companies go bankrupt, banks go bankrupt, and are bought out by the bigger banks.

If you don't see the problem then please leave ATS, because this place is about pointing out the problems. Its not an entitlement thing. Talk to the 60 or 70 or 80 years olds at occupywallstreet. Its a NO JOBS thing, its a NO HEALTHCARE thing. Its a #ed system that needs to be fixed, wether you want it to or not. You may be happy with the system, i have no complaints in my own life really aside from the fact that i net a lot more than i see. A lot more.

I would dare you to tell it to someones face, because i've been there before. People who have money growing up gain no appreciation from what its like to have none. I came from a poor family, my dad joined the military to feed us, my mother went crazy(literal), and we were still poor. But it didnt really matter. The point is, people born with a spoon in their ass with a family that can provide fully and have nice things. Their children do not understand what its like to not have money. If i were there, and some guy came up to me and started bitching at me, telling me im entitled and all this bull#, i would be breaking your teeth in.

And yes, education being free would be better. Because there are people who cant afford school out there that would love to be a doctor, a dentist, a mechanic, architects, everything you could imagine. But they cant because they're poor. The system is engineered to keep them that way.

End of story.


All I hear from you is: 1) some people work hard but can’t make it. Therefore our tax dollars should supplement those people, 2)everyone who has a desire to become a doctor, lawyer, etc but can’t afford to should get a free education because it’s not fair that some people were either born into some money or worked to make their own opportunities in life. That’s an entitlement mentality, bud! This country doesn’t owe you or the people at OWS a damn thing other than what the constitution provides us. Period!

Nobody has answered my question!! Where in the constitution does it say that the government (taxpayers) should provide a free college education to American citizens? Hell, the drop-out rate in high school is now around 50% and that IS FREE.

Furthermore, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon up my A** as you speculated. I spent 5 years in the Marine Corps and paid my own way through college because my parents couldn’t afford to send me, so don’t give me that garbage. I worked for what I have and I've struggled too. If you’re or anybody else is struggling to make it….welcome to life. Nobody said it was easy. Suck it up and change your destiny. The country can’t do it for you. I do agree that there are plenty of things that need to be changed in our system but to me that means less government interference not more “nanny state” handouts or going after people who have more that you.



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