Romney Likens Wall Street Protests to...

Romney Likens Wall Street Protests to 'Class Warfare'

There are 32 comments on the The New York Times story from Oct 4, 2011, titled Romney Likens Wall Street Protests to 'Class Warfare'. In it, The New York Times reports that:

As anti-Wall Street protests have begun to move from Wall Street to main streets in other cities, the issue has also started to bubble up in the presidential campaign.

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“your life is great”

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#22 Oct 5, 2011
bottlecap wrote:
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.....IS Fascism.
There is a great progressive documentary called, "Inside Job", that shows the collusion in the BAILOUT scam between the government, politicians, certain Wall Street entities and Acedemia.
Worth seeing.
my bad, I stand corrected, Fascism it is!
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(I'm a big documentary freak, but haven't seen that one, thanks!)
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#23 Oct 5, 2011
bottlecap wrote:
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Cornell West, a African-American intellectual, reluctantly came to grips with the man he supported for President.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cornel...
"The well-known Princeton professor and author, who has released rap albums and starred in Hollywood films, supported Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign but now calls the president a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”
If a conservative said that he'd be pilloried as a racist.
typical white

Leesburg, FL

#25 Oct 7, 2011
obama is just another black boy with a chip on his shoulder. nothing is gonna change with black folks we are stuck with em
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#27 Oct 10, 2011
Romney's a RINO, a progressive from Massachusetts.

Look again.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#28 Oct 10, 2011
nonsilent majority wrote:
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Let's hope all you commie socialist bastards stop mooching off the productive ones in this world and let capitialism, which is the ONLY source of true wealth, return in full bloom.
Agree. I don't know how ELSE to interpret that post.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#29 Oct 10, 2011
Grumpy wrote:
<quoted text>Capitalism is the communism of the wealthy. It's corporate greed that got the economy in the bad shape it's in now.
Sorry. But it's FAR more complicated than that. We have yet to DEFINE "corporate greed". If a company is not permitted to make a PROFIT, THAT's bad. If you're complaining about the greedy CEO who fires a lot of his workers to "get lean" and then takes the money and pockets it, THEN I agree with you.

If you are talking about the FED, I agree with you.

As far as governments go, only capitalism really allows a country to grow and prosper. In almost every case, communism and socialism destroy a country. Look into history how about it.

Problem is, you people are not specific. THAT is why you make yourselves look stupid. Then you claim you want jobs. Unbelievable.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#30 Oct 10, 2011
anneutral wrote:
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bailing out failing companies IS communism!
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Actually, it's FACISM, if you look at the dictionary definition. Funny. We used to consider being 'fascist' an insult. Now it's the norm.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#31 Oct 10, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
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Wow, you just said it was communism, I.E. socialism? So communism and socialism are exactly the same??????????
You said in your original post, what I was commenting on "No, the government actually owning them would be Communism. Do you not know what Communism is?" and then you say it is not communism in this post, but rather fascism, an oligarchy and a plutocracy, which are all political systems and NOT ECONOMIC SYSTEMS, of which socialism, communism and capitalism are.
Socialism and communism have been attempted to be described as political systems, but those definitions are all over the map, as economic systems they have remained rock solid. Any economic system can exist in any political system.
Socialism = all aspects of business is controlled by the state, which would include ownership
Communism = the above, plus everyone is equal (the word commune comes from communism and in a commune, everyone is equal)
Capitalism = all aspects of business is controlled by free enterprise.
That is as simple as it gets, any other definitions, as I have stated, are all over the map and open to wide interpretations.
EXACTLY. What some of the nuts in protest don't realize is capitalism is almost already dead in this country. I think some of them have no clue.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#32 Oct 10, 2011
bottlecap wrote:
From the New York Times Article---
"Greeting an overflow room of voters Tuesday at a community center in The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, Mitt Romney was asked about the protests, and said that he had spoken to the people involved."
“'I think it’s dangerous — this class warfare,'” "Mr. Romney said.
"The quote was reported by CBS and The National Journal’s Sarah Boxer, who was in the room at the time and sent Mr. Romney’s response out on Twitter."
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All I can say is that this story is an example of super cruddy journalism.
The writer does not even give the ACTUAL QUESTION that produced Romney's response.
The New York Times is not to be trusted.
Yes, it is class warfare and it IS dangerous. But again ROMNEY is stating the OBVIOUS; just like any other politician who wants to get elected.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#33 Oct 10, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
In the USA we pay 213 various taxes. Some of them directly to our governments (from local to federal) and some through those taxes passed onto you as part of the cost of doing business.
In the end, you the individual pay all the taxes and it eats up from 50% to 70% of your wages. Unfortunately this hits the poor and middle class the hardest
My question, since government is getting so much money, why are they broke and some even heading into bankruptcy. Obviously costs must be cut, so where? Entitlements, military, our wars, pensions, health and welfare, etc? Where do we start without hurting the people even more and throwing more gas on the fire that is brewing towards rebellion, even revolution?
T.E.A.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#34 Oct 10, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
In the USA we pay 213 various taxes. Some of them directly to our governments (from local to federal) and some through those taxes passed onto you as part of the cost of doing business.
In the end, you the individual pay all the taxes and it eats up from 50% to 70% of your wages. Unfortunately this hits the poor and middle class the hardest
My question, since government is getting so much money, why are they broke and some even heading into bankruptcy. Obviously costs must be cut, so where? Entitlements, military, our wars, pensions, health and welfare, etc? Where do we start without hurting the people even more and throwing more gas on the fire that is brewing towards rebellion, even revolution?
We start weaning the sheeple from the tit.
Genie Janie

Bloomington, IN

#35 Oct 10, 2011
Irascible Infidel wrote:
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Thanks, I haven't heard a better description of the teabag/ultra right wing 'movement' to date.
You SHOULD be judged: "clueless".

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