Skip to comments.Thousands Rally at City Hall
Posted on 03/05/2009 3:58:50 PM PST by dougNYC
NEW YORK (CBS) ― A massive protest was held outside City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, where it seems people have just about had it with the recession.
Organizers estimate that 50,000 people have lined Broadway with a message to Gov. David Paterson that cuts are not the answer to fixing New York's budget problems.
The protesters are made up of a widespread coalition of labor unions, community groups, and even families uniting to have their voices heard. Dubbing it a "Rally for New York," they are rallying against proposed state and city budget cuts to public services, education, health care, along with other programs that impact families and the economy in New York.
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Look for the increased use of mobs of people. Soon the mobs will become assaultive against certain groups.
They put 50,000 in the streets demanding Communist wealth redistribution. The people who actually make this country work put three or four hundred in the streets to defend themselves.
No wonder I’m depressed.
These obviously would NOT be the 50,000 residents who, collectively, pay ALL of NYC'S operating expenses.
Hell, yeah! Why cut the waste when you can just suck money out of the Red States?
Hey these are the same people who elected the ass holes!<
OBAMA LIED AND THE ECONNMY DIED!>
LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!
We have jobs.
You mean it was a ‘looters rally’! Probably organized by the union thugs and the ACORN thugs.
Wow. Sounds like a completely spontaneous gathering of hardworking taxpayers who are not currently sucking off the public teat. Not.
By getting themselves and their families the hell out of cities.
This is going to be hideous when it all goes down the drain. A great many people truly feel like they are entitled to live of the fruits of other peoples' labor, and they won't be happy at all when the checks stop rolling in and the urban infrastructure they depend on shuts down.
How about working for once and stop ‘community organizing’.
Yes. Pictures of the rally would clear that up.
for almost an instant i was encouraged
we worked for days to hold the tea parties and had a handful of people.
they spontaineously have thousands...how?
did they get permits, did they publicise, how?
WOW... did you see this?
We want our welfare.
I recall Rush saying that roughly 40,000 people out of NYC’s 8 million or so, actually pay 70% of the city’s tax revenues. This constitutes 1/2 of 1% or 0.5% paying 70% of the city’s tax revenues. So Mayor Bloomberg is concerned that added tax hikes on the rich will cause this 40,000 to shrink even more and greatly add to NYC’s budget problems. Normally I would hope for the rich folks to just leave, however unfortunately they are likely to be NYC rich elitist liberals who will then move to other states or rural areas, and ruin those areas with their liberal socialist programs & ideology. They are too stupid to realize that liberal-socialism is what caused the problems in the first place.
“..it seems people have just about had it with the recession.”
Patience, patience you guys, it’s just beginning.
Couldn't find any.
“They received grants and began planning more than a year ago.”
It’s True, It’s True: Everything Free In NYC Store
CBS 2 HD News ^ | Feb 27, 2009 | By JOSH LANDIS
There’s No Catch ... Financial District Business Gives All Its Products Away; Owners Say It’s A Form Of Art
NEW YORK (CBS) — If you think nothing’s really free in life you haven’t been to the “Free Store.” It’s a shop on Nassau Street in the Financial District where everything costs nothing.
The sign out front says it all — free.
“Why would they be giving away free stuff? There has to be a catch,” customer Shayna Danielle wondered.
There may be a line but there’s no catch.
“If you see something that you want and you feel like you really need it we say you’re free to take it,” store employee Athena Robles said.
Still, customer Jessica Jones was looking for a catch.
“Nothing in life is free,” she said.
Until they saw the bags, hats, t-shirts, kitchen cutlery and movie posters. There was even a tiny Eiffel Tower and artificial flowers.
All ... free.
Business, if you can call it that, is booming.
But Robles and Anna Stein said the idea of the store isn’t about money. They said it’s art.
“Public art can be the billboards you see in Times Square for example, but it can also be a participatory interactive public experience,” Robles said.
They received grants and began planning more than a year ago. For Sammy Howard the timing is just right. He lost his moving job.
“[I got] a plate teacup, some shoes, bar of soap and a hat,” Howard said.
And the women who put this together said even in a store where everything’s free, some people still find it better to give than receive.
“They actually want to give something because they don’t want to take it without giving something back,” Robles said. “They really I mean people have taken their hat off their heads, rifled through their stuff just to swap.”
One customer, John Seminerio, said he donated a suit and several ties. In exchange, “I got a free handmade card.”
Getting back to customers Jones and Danielle, who swore nothing in life is for free, they said they aren’t so sure now.
“Yeah, I guess we were wrong. I got these nifty shoes and a bag, I guess I’m gonna use for my laptop. And I got “The Full Monty” DVD brand new, still sealed,” Danielle said.
Call it art everyone can appreciate.
The “Free Store” is on Nassau Street and it’s open Thursdays to Sundays, but don’t wait too long, the exhibit ends March 22.
“The “free store” concept is not new - it was invented by the radical group the Diggers, who opened branches in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and on East 10th Street in Manhattan in 1967.”
We will get to the bottom of it..but my guess is they had lots of help from Obama’s new White House Office of Urban Affairs, Acorn and the AFL-CIO.
The real producers don’t have time to riot I guess. But they are out there.
It’s looks like from the video these are the SEIU folks..local 1199
I seem to remember them in relation to something nefarious during the Obama campaign.
yep, the loonies have a taste of redistribution, so they will resort to assault if they don’t get their share. wonder how obama will handle it when it happens? i say he is painting himself into a corner.
It’s these two groups of looter marxists(the protest plans are on their websites):
Obama probably sent them out through word from his White House Ofice Of Urban Affairs...I’d be willing to bet a steak dinner on it...A WAGUYU steak dinner!
Check it out. There are no surprises. Unions, foreigners, Mostly A-A’s, basically a mob of mouthy leaches.
It was 1199.
That will change shortly!
Ok, that did not work.. Just go here and click on video.
Check out my other post below the one you responded to. It was really a whole bunch of them..ACORN included:
Check out the action part on right of page calling for folks to join the rally....then scroll down and see other union thugs backing them!
Acorn is in there.
It’s mostly members of DC 37. The largest city employees union.
Well when you are collecting services from the state you have all day to protest!
“for almost an instant i was encouraged we worked for days to hold the tea parties and had a handful of people. they spontaineously have thousands...how? did they get permits, did they publicise, how?”
How do you so easily miss the fact that silly little protests by the acorn-inspired and the welfare-minded are nothing compared to the coming revolt of patriots?