Skip to comments.Unions, students join Wall Street protesters
Posted on 10/05/2011 8:03:24 PM PDT by quantim
NEW YORK (AP) -- Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march as smaller demonstrations flourished across the country.
Protesters in suits and T-shirts with union slogans left work early to march with activists who have been camped out in Zuccotti Park for days. Some marchers brought along their children, hoisting them onto their shoulders as they walked down Broadway.
"We're here to stop corporate greed," said Mike Pellegrino, an NYC Transit bus mechanic from Rye Brook. "They should pay their fair share of taxes. We're just working and looking for decent lives for our families."
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plenty of purple SIEU t shirts around, I’ll bet — unless their incog.
that is, unless they’re incognito.
No one cares and no one is watching. Avert you gaze, Big college football weekend coming!!
I almost feel like heading down there and selling Che Guevara t-shirts..I’d make a fortune!! lol
Must be current college students. The ones that have graduated, with massive student and party hardy loans, are still manning the telephone lines at tele-marketing firms. I know, because I get 10 - 12 calls a day from them. I know I break their little bleeding liberal hearts when my answering machine snubs them.
Without Wall Street there would be no unions. No Captial No Businesses No Jobs.
Without Wall Street there would be few Colleges for these empty head “students” to attend. Where do they thionk all that money the alumni send in comes from???
Looks like our left is attaining its goal of being like their socialist idols in Europe.
The non producers protest while the producers keep them fed and clothed.
Have I missed it, or is no one “protesting” the government’s incestuous place in all of this Wall Street greed? Fascinating that these people can see no greed or corruption in Washington, DC.
Reminds me of how Hollywood leftists blackball conservatives in the industry all the while crying about the evils of McCarthyism.
From reporting, seems some protesters tonight are getting their first taste of a nightstick.
The media is all aglow that the rent-a-mobs are showing up as if that’s something noteworthy.
Radical Communist groups taking over New York is like the Chinese Communist Party taking over Beijing - it’s hard to tell the difference between protesters and the people who are just there going about their daily lives.
I am so tired of this hackneyed phrase. Why can't the GOP get the message across that the top 10% of income earners pay 70% of the tax bill. If they want a "fair share" payment idea, how about the bottom 50% pay 50% of the tax bill and the top 10% pay 10%.
I’m praying for a cold, wet rainy weekend and an early winter back in NY - let’s see them protest in sub-freezing temperatures then!!!
As someone on another thread said...the Flea Party.
But..but they have a leftist, radical president plus senate and the gubmint is bigger than evah. These should be the days of nirvana for the lil Lieberals. Why so serious? Enjoy the fruits of liberalism reaped in harvest.
I had a bumper sticker that said, What If Glenn Beck is Right?
Remember Beck was saying even before the Arab Spring that massive protest are coming to our streets, and it will get ugly. And he correctly pointed out who would be behind it. They called Beck was crazy.
There you go. All fixed.
I feel pity for the poor ignorant saps in the Occupy Wall Street crowd. They are but cannon fodder in the class war that Obama is igniting in his lie filled speeches.
His delivery is designed to incite violence and with the aid of union goons he may very well succeed.
Pray that God will intervene and and that cool heads will prevent the bloodshed he desires.