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Originally posted by Natasliah
I'm not really sure why the mods have allowed people to continue beg for money on this thread. Even though it's a halfhearted joke, it's still not conducive to the topic.
I don't 'get' the OWS movement. I have friends that are all for it, and ones that are not, but it really boils down the to fact that I feel like they are protesting the wrong people. Yes, the large corporations have made a lot of money off of us, but we should really direct our attentions to our corrupt government. OWS is just sort of ... all over the place, and they don't seem to have any single voice. I can't really take it seriously, and I have no desire to be involved with them if they can't show some direction. I have experienced living in solid middle class, upper middle class and then the lowest of lower class. I am disillusioned with college and work places. But I feel like that is inevitable in these sort of days, and instead of a revolution against businesses, there needs to be a revolution against the government.
I see you all talk about government, but I'm not seeing the protest leaning towards that.
Originally posted by CaDreamer
reply to post by bellagirl
i am 44 and i am an American, and i feel exactly the same. welcome to middle age. One good thing we are Generation X. that really means nothing, just sounds cooler than the others. lol
Originally posted by randomname
you can hire the guy mowing the lawn across the street and pay him $10,000 a week to rake leaves and landscape your property.
isn't that called trickle down economics and what your republican friends harp on 24hrs a day. that if the rich keep more of their money they'll pass it down.
and before you say, well a landscaper isn't worth $10,000 a week. you can pay anyone you want, anything you want. there is no fixed income, except the artificial one created by 2 party's.
but i suspect greed will prevent you from doing that, even if you wanted to. just like greed and a stupid sense of self ego and importance makes warren buffet, the second richest man in america, pay his secretary a lousy $60,000 a year. and then he has the arrogance to go on cnn and say it isn't fair more people don't have a greater share of the wealth.
you're part of the problem, don't try to be the solution because greed and power will prevent you.
edit on 17-10-2011 by randomname because: (no reason given)
make a video giving away tons of money