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Bethlehem Protest Against Corporate Excess: A dozen protesters ...

There are 93 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 19, 2009, titled Bethlehem Protest Against Corporate Excess: A dozen protesters .... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Outraged by multimillion bonuses paid to executives of bailed-out banks, more than a dozen protesters this morning picketed the Bank of America branch in west Bethlehem.

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The Mack

Harrisburg, PA

#1 Mar 19, 2009
Potter You The Man!!!
me too

Whitehall, PA

#2 Mar 19, 2009
But, I thought Obama was our saviour???

He is the jerk who allowed this to happen with OUR money!
personal responsibility

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Mar 19, 2009
I usually don't comment on here and I do not agree with corporate execs getting paid bonuses with bail out money....BUT...I have to wonder that if the protesters were working or trying to find work, they would not be asking for THEIR bailout money! As a tax payer and someone who is managing MY money to survive these trying times, I'm tired of bailing anyone out!
Marc

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Mar 19, 2009
Nice day for a protest that will do absolutly nothing. The country voted for Obama. In less then 100 days he is proving to be no better then the last clown we had in the white house. Face facts. Our country is run by crooks (bankers / wall street), clowns (Nancy Palosi is the leader of this crowd) and communists (we owe China over a trillion dollars and it's almost time to pay up). So happy for our children and their children.
Murray

Allentown, PA

#6 Mar 19, 2009
Guess some folks already have forgotten about the stimulus checks that were distributed last year. Doesn't that count as a bailout???
Brad

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 19, 2009
I just saw those morons. They ought to be doing something sonstructive with their time like volunteering or something. Their little protest in Bethlehem is not going to accomplish anything!
Brad

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 19, 2009
constructive
Don Schenk

Allentown, PA

#9 Mar 19, 2009
The protestors may be professional protestors--Notice how professional the sign is?--but that doesn't excuse the corporate executives who complain about "labor costs" while enriching themselves with bailout money.
golfer

Broomall, PA

#10 Mar 19, 2009
So, what is the difference between this story and Northern Trust Corp receiving $1.6B in government funds via the Troubled Asset Relief Program(TARP), yet they still sponsored the Northern Trust Open, a PGA Golf Tournament, in February in So. California?
Amused Crack-er

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Mar 19, 2009
Here's a headline from Yahoo that shows more of Obama's bright bailout idea:

"13 firms receiving federal bailout owe back taxes"

Is this new president that STUPID??? Obviously! He keeps bailing out companies that should sink.

Great job, Obama! The next 4 years are going to be oh, so much fun! I can't wait to lose more of my paycheck for your wasteful spending!
nobama

United States

#12 Mar 19, 2009
It's about time people start standing up . Our gov't and particularly the current gov’t is slowly eroding away our rights. Obama and Administration new about the AIG bonus’s months ago when the money was handed out to them. Now because America is becoming louder and more frustrated, they are acting as if they new nothing about it and going after them with everything. Don’t be fooled by this Administration. There is a saying…fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
Staberdearth

Allentown, PA

#13 Mar 19, 2009
Don Schenk wrote:
The protestors may be professional protestors--Notice how professional the sign is?--but that doesn't excuse the corporate executives who complain about "labor costs" while enriching themselves with bailout money.
Same went for the "protesters" and "supporters" at the Sands. Note that the supporters sported professionally lettered signs (courtesy of the Sands)and the protester's signs were hand lettered...
nobama

United States

#14 Mar 19, 2009
Brad wrote:
I just saw those morons. They ought to be doing something sonstructive with their time like volunteering or something. Their little protest in Bethlehem is not going to accomplish anything!
Brad, this is the problem. They maybe be small in small town America, but they are speaking up and if more people would speak up about this instead of hiding away and hoping that they are never hurt by this economy, maybe something would get done. STAND UP AND SHOUT....I'M MAD AS HELLLL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYMORE. Wake up people...soon you will be under control of the gov't wondering what the heck happened.
Reaheeeely

Slatington, PA

#15 Mar 19, 2009
You know, I'm really starting to think every last bit of this corporate wellfare was totally intended.........everyone (big business) getting their last dibs in before the era of socialism devours the USA. Take a step back for a moment and look at the "Big Picture".......Wall Street, Corporate Greed and all the Ponzi schemes. They all knew what was coming.
Reaheeeely

Slatington, PA

#16 Mar 19, 2009
nobama wrote:
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Brad, this is the problem. They maybe be small in small town America, but they are speaking up and if more people would speak up about this instead of hiding away and hoping that they are never hurt by this economy, maybe something would get done. STAND UP AND SHOUT....I'M MAD AS HELLLL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYMORE. Wake up people...soon you will be under control of the gov't wondering what the heck happened.
I got an inkling your right on the money. I believe we all need to stay tuned, there will be more...
ruff -ruff

United States

#17 Mar 19, 2009
The end is near for all of us unless we dump all of Washington DC,NOW. THEY all need to be run out of office and out of the country these lieing bunch of crooks.
PSUGrad

Northumberland, PA

#18 Mar 19, 2009
There should be a national week of outrage against corporations, in particular credit card companies and banks, and a limit of 10 % interest put on credit cards.
PSUGrad

Northumberland, PA

#19 Mar 19, 2009
Brad wrote:
I just saw those morons. They ought to be doing something sonstructive with their time like volunteering or something. Their little protest in Bethlehem is not going to accomplish anything!
So you believe no one should ever protest against anything?
Pissed

Allentown, PA

#20 Mar 19, 2009
[email protected]*ng Banks are a nothing but a bunch of money skimming crooks. They would prefer all of us to have to live using credit cards and paying them loan shark rates. Banks are all run by scum.
a reader

United States

#21 Mar 19, 2009
nobama wrote:
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Brad, this is the problem. They maybe be small in small town America, but they are speaking up and if more people would speak up about this instead of hiding away and hoping that they are never hurt by this economy, maybe something would get done. STAND UP AND SHOUT....I'M MAD AS HELLLL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYMORE. Wake up people...soon you will be under control of the gov't wondering what the heck happened.
You are so right, look at the French and the benefits they have. The French government does what it says it will or the people walk the streets in the millions in protest.

Not saying life in France is perfect; however the private citizen does benefit directly from their own tax dollar.

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