Over the last 60 years, the shadow government and their shill politicans on both sides of the aisle have guided this country down the road to self destruction and enrichment for just themselves:
A. Since 1976, the amount of U.S. wealth controlled by the top 1% of this country has doubled to almost 40%
B. The "Forbes 400" now control $1.2 trillion in wealth
C. Since 1987 the income of the top 1% in this country has grown by 386%, while their tax burden has increased by just 52%
D. Corporate profits and cash this year are at or near record levels
E. 30 million Americans, 20% of our population, are either unemployed, underemployed, or have stopped seeking jobs
F. One in eight Americans are receiving food stamps
G. Since 1980, CEO pay has risen form 45 to 350 times that of an average worker, as jobs were sent overseas
H. If health care costs rise at the same rate over the next ten years as they did during the prior 10 years, the average annual premium for a family of four will be $45,000 causing most companies to drop health care benefits
I. Since 2001, We have spent $1.2 trillion and the precious lives of our servicemen and women in two senseless wars.
J. Since 1980, Corporate profits have risen 2.5x faster than
average worker pay
K. Combined Goldman-Sachs sold $40 B of CDOs in 2006 and 2007 while shorting these securities, the firm paid $0.5 B fine (4% of 2011 profits)
L. Since 1970, the CDO fraud was one of 7 banking and Wall Street inspired scandels that have cost this nation $10 trillion in wealth
M. The Orwellian nightmare of endless war and poverty for the masses is being played out
The seeds from the grapes of wrath have started to sprout, come join us as we occupy Wall Street
Stop being jealous of those who earn money and go out and create something and get your own.
All these young punks want today are handouts, and to lay around and do nothing except to play video games and to become a star on American Idol.
Jealous Jealous Jealous.
"the shadow government and their shill politicians"
I would say it is more the shadow economy and its shill corporations.
The Corps at like little yappy lap dogs begging for treats that any sane human would find vile, but in reality they are more like sled dogs, doing most of the work, taking almost all of the risk, and occasionally chopped up to feed the other dogs when necessary!
It is not as if the people who make a lot of money are all mean.
Simply, they are out of touch with the working class in America.
The working class is, as Nixon used to say, the silent majority.
They do not own media. they do not own stocks and bonds. They do not own huge companies.
While the rich have never done better in America, the middle class is being stompped upon by the black boot of the corporate system.
The people here who scream this is not true know they are full of sheeeeeet.
The facts are clear.
OK---Obummer is bought off too.
The rich own both parties as one might expect.
We needed an FDR and in Obummer we got a clown.
BUT--if the rich continie to stop upon the working class--things will get ugly.
I have a bailout plan--another nation--do you rich jerkoffs want to live in a thirdworld nation? You will find it very very dangerous if America becomes poor.
OK, if we occupy Wall Street what do you expect to happen? What is your most optimistic scenario for what you think will happen after that? I might do it if I knew better what we are trying to accomplish.
My question is "How many of the Occupy Wallstreet crowd were passionate Obama supporters buying into the line of 'hope' and 'change?' Aren't these people huddled in camps the same people kicked out of the middle class under Obama's administration?
The unions are now starting to fund the movement. Aren't these the same people that benefit from the shadow government?
Communism is the greatest plan ever set on paper. If you read it carefully it's a wonderful idea. In reality it doesn't work. It doesn't take into account greed.
1). Eliminate HFT
2). Reinstate uptick rule
This would solve most of our problems & INTC would be at $30+ almost overnight instead of being manipulated. But, Obama is a terrible leader.