Skip to comments."Occupy Wall Street" now in 25 cities (and none of them know what they're yelling about)
Posted on 10/10/2011 3:40:18 AM PDT by tobyhill
The movement known as "Occupy Wall Street" has spread far beyond its starting point in lower Manhattan. CBS News correspondent Bigad Shaban reports that it now has offshoots in 25 cities nationwide, and political leaders from both sides are weighing in.
From D.C. to Alabama to Portland, demonstrators protest everything from corporate greed to joblessness to economic inequality.
Back in N.Y., 39-year-old Jesse LaGreca is one of the more prominent voices.
"You've got people here being told they need to face a lower standard of living, that we can't pay the wages that we used to enjoy, that the promises that were made to our grandparents are going to be broken," LaGreca said.
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“You’ve got people here being told they need to face a lower standard of living, that we can’t pay the wages that we used to enjoy, that the promises that were made to our grandparents are going to be broken,”
Promises? What promises?
This sounds like the rantings of a 10 year old that thinks money grows on trees.
“Corporate Greed” is why people get paychecks.
My cousin’s son is 28,never went to college,works in a body shop in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. He makes over $900.00 /week after taxes and didn’t have a clue what “Occupy Wall Street’ was when I asked him.He is also married,owns his own house and has two cars. Why can’t the “fleabaggers” in New York City do similar ?
This protest garbage is just a red herring to keep eyes away from the real criminal in chief so he can stand for reelection. That's all.
Competition is a remarkable mechanism for controlling greed.
The best form of protest is deregulation to promote competition.
I’m curious... does this help Obama in that the public may perceive the protestors as being opposed to him?
These people protesting are pure Communist that don't want jobs, they want handouts.
ding ding ding, we have a winner, no more calls ......
SPOT ON! red herring, aye
Some of the folks in Atlanta know what they’re protesting...and it’s unbelievable to me that this creed is on paper, and no news organization is reporting on it.
If you don’t...if you don’t...want to listen...want to listen...to the group speak...to the group speak...go to 1:51 on the video...go to 1:51 on the video.
True grassroots demonstrations don’t usually have people taking dumps on cop cars and don’t have Craigslist ads offering pay for protesters.
(”You’ve got people here being told they need to face a lower standard of living, that we can’t pay the wages that we used to enjoy, that the promises that were made to our grandparents are going to be broken,” LaGreca said.)
What promises? Who made them?
Once the people realize that they HAVE GOT TO reduce the Government control and spending and do so, things will get better.
The Government takes too much money out of the hands of the people.
We have whole departments of Government that exist only to give the Government power and control. That takes money and the Government takes that money from the people.
Break out the water cannons. These people are a health hazard.
Hey dumba$$, it's not "evil" corporations that are saying this, it's your hero 0. He's the one that wants to remake us into Europe, and has, through all his policies, been doing his level best to make it happen.
USELESS idiot is more like it.
Demonstrators protest everything from corporate greed to joblessness to economic inequality.
Freedom means you are on your own not someones dependent.
LOL, sure, 25 cities with the average turnout being in the very low 100’s and in some cases under 100.
If this were a Tea party or other Conservative “happening” this same liberal media would be braying over its total irrelevance and utter failure.
I agree with Billy Kristol on this one: The Pubbies (like Eric Cantor) need to back off and leave this one alone. Let Nancy Peolosi, The Dems and the Unions claim these people. They will soon be shown to be the “misfits” they are and will embarrass those who’ve allied with them. Besides, the 1st Amendment guarantees Free Speech even to lazy, ill-informed, youth who follow the mob with no direction or understanding as to why. My advice to the GOP: Leave them alone. Let this play out. Don’t touch it.
It’s a shame to say this, but, your cousin’s 28 y.o. son is in the minority these days. Back in the day, young men like him were the majority. He is a fine young man; you must be proud.
Friggin lame street leftist snooze media is SERIOUSLY trying to pump this anti-Capitalist movement. The internet, print media and radio waves are loaded with glowing supportive pieces. It’s beyond sickening how they always cover for commies, be it WTO rioting or the bogus so-called “anti-war” rallies. I say so-called anti-war because the organizers are only opposed to American military actions. They’ve never met a violent leftist uprising or revolution that they weren’t fully behind. Hard to really be about “peace and love” when you worship mass murderers like Mao and Che, or defend a monster like Saddam Hussein.
Yes, disgusting and shameful doesn't begin to describe it.
It also sounds like Union promises...
Cencus states in 2002, there were 19,000 municipal governments throughout the US, but as many as 30,000 incorporated cities.
So .083% of cities are affected.
Medicare and Social Security—promises the USG can’t fulfill.
>>LOL, sure, 25 cities with the average turnout being in the very low 100s and in some cases under 100.<<
Can you give a reference for that?
I can’t find a count anywhere.
Yes, they should be protesting at the WH - instead, if they are not too stoned, they will vote for Obama as many times as they can get away with it (and are paid to do it).
Hey, a person has to make a living somehow!
Because there is a large section of the younger generation that hasn't figured out if they worked half as much as they whined, they'd BE there by now.
I know your question was probably rhetorical, but I couldn't resist - :-)
Ewwwww dirt under their nails? NEVER!
That is why the OWS idiots won’t do what your cousin’s son did. They want everything for NOTHING.
I think that is by design - the organizers know that if people heard what they actually propose to be done about "corporate greed", "Wall Street", "1%", etc., opposition to them would solidify.
Their Soros handlers have instructed them to just use the "1%/99%", "coporate greed", "big money in politics" mantras and don't broach the subject of what they expect to be done.
Would paying people to riot be the same as inciting a Riot??
Probably because your cousin's son didn't waste precious money taking a "Women's Studies" or "Queer Studies" or "Communications" major in college, only to find that jobs for holders of such degrees are nonexistent or very few.
Probably more than we care to know.
“The Government takes too much money out of the hands of the people.
We have whole departments of Government that exist only to give the Government power and control. That takes money and the Government takes that money from the people.”
That is spot on. Government continues to confiscate our wages to pay for programs that further choke productivity. We are being forced to pay the boa constrictor that continues to slowly and steadily squeeze us until there is no life left.
Your great quest is now over, the real source of your problem is in front of you, in fact all around you. Your long search, your suffering, your lack of employment, your unfulfilled dreams and the reason you have not achieved everything your heart desires is so clear, just open your eyes.
The answer Grasshopper?
It is yourself. First you did not prepare yourself for adulthood, secondly you think work is a four-letter word and lastly you voted Obama into office. News Obama lied to you to get elected, welcome to actions have consequences. Now the bad news, if you continue to follow the Obama agenda (i.e. Used by the Man!) it will only get worse for you. Now the good news, stop protesting and pick yourself up by the boot straps (a Texas term) and get a job. Any job, but join the working Americans. I know that first job is not your dream job. Neither was my first job, nor my second, third or fourth. But the first job starts you on a path towards your goal. The sooner you start, the sooner you will get there.
PS. I dont want to hear but there are no jobs. Most of my jobs have been those I created by going to companies and showing them that they could make money and solve problems. See thats the dirty little secret, companies dont just hand out jobs, they need a reason to hire people. Those reasons are simple, either make money or save money. So explain to a company how you can either increase their profits (note more then they would pay you) or save them money (note again, more then they would pay you) in order to create yourself a job.
Lastly of course you need to follow through. So get off your ass, clean yourself up and start looking for a job!
I can’t help but wonder what my grandparents would think if they were here to see this. They lived through 2 world wars, the great depression and grinding poverty during those times. My grandfather was from an immigrant family to boot and had to learn English, which he did! He left school early as a teenager to work during the depression and helped his family keep their house.
Of course these occupee-ers help zer0. They are of his making.
Folks, this is the CLASSIC - government creates the problem that it has the "solution" for. Here we are 3 years into a regime that does all it can to RAISE unemployment - killing small business and job creators, throwing money away at Solyndra's that then lay off thousands, spending a Trillion to create mainly government jobs, if any. Now, there is an outlet for these zer0-created unemployed - the Occupy-* (*=financial district of your local city). His solution is anarchy, the likes of which will raise him up the Chavez/Muslim-brotherhood/O-Dinga (and Zelaya, but he was thwarted) pedestal.
NPR just had a puff piece about these hippies. The reporterette said how “organized” and disciplined and how they were divided into duties. Blue armbands for security, red for medical. Also the PARENTS ARE bringing these hippies food and supplies!!!!