reply to post by FailedProphet
Well done sir, I think you have clearly explained why so many of us support at least some of what this OWS movement is about. It's hard to clearly
explain the situation, mostly because it becomes a trollish slur filled bickering match by people entirely unqualified to have an opinion about a
movement they only know from Fox news.
Hell, even Geraldo can see this is much more than lazy kids demanding handouts. One of the things that has them so miffed is the handouts to the
bankers, who intern made record breaking bonuses on the back of a complete financial meltdown they caused themselves. They ruined the economy and
rocked the global financial markets on a whim, and got REWARDED FOR IT WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS.
I really don't understand something, how so many purported "republicans" could possibly be against this movement. Maybe that's because they've
been spoon fed this socialist coming for YOUR money BS and actually ate it up?
And lets be frank here, some would say the bank bailouts were socialist in nature. I disagree and here is why. Socialism, the likes of which you can
see in Canadian healthcare, and among any of the top health quality / care lists of countries. It is designed (but doesn't always work) to benefit
the whole, not a select group.
What happened here, with the Bank Bailouts is fascism. It's a massive fraud, the likes of which would never have been ignored, if not for the
constant wars. And as soon as one starts to cool down (not the conflict, the viewer interest) another one pops up just in time to keep you
distracted, same as Enron.
Some complain that these OWS protesters want to rob from the rich to give to the poor.
They want the rich to pay their fare share instead of getting the tax shelters, loop holes, and tax breaks. And do not feed me the BS line about
trickle down economics, it didn't work before and going from the global protests and tent cities all over America, it didn't work this time.
It's not even about "redistribution" of wealth. It's about ending the ponzi scheme that is the US tax code. If corporations, and the "rich 1%"
paid their fare share, the same share in proportion, that the middle and lower class has to pay, there wouldn't be such a divide.
As it stands now it's almost impossible to move from lower class to middle, and even harder to move from middle to upper.
Stop and think for a second. the mortgage fraud fiasco that helped collapse the economy. Banks packaged extremely risky loans, together, sold them
as solid and stable, borrowed against them, and then sold the original mortgages again sometimes several times. Because they allowed people to get
mortgages they couldn't hope to pay off, they were sitting on a ticking time bomb.
So that bomb went off, and they started calling in the loans, which people couldn't pay, so they foreclose on the homes and put the people into the
street. The same people who probably lost their jobs due to outsourcing.
So, because the entire system is based on lies, it starts to collapse, and the banks, the gamblers who LOST, go to the government and beg for YOUR TAX
DOLLARS to keep them afloat, promising to ease lending, and get the economy going again.
Overwhelmingly the people said NO.
the government did it anyways, and what did the banks do? Did they start lending? No. Did they work with the people to help make affordable payment
instead, they gave the people who made these bad decisions record breaking bonuses at a time when they were so in debt they would have to close down
completely, they handed out record bonuses.
And what about all those empty homes and the people living in tents? The houses are being bulldozed as we speak.
Isn't that America? doesn't that make you proud?