Thousands rally in DC for easier access to jobs

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Thousands of people led by the Rev. Al Sharpton rallied Saturday near the Washington Monument, where speakers called for easier job access and decried the gulf between rich and poor before the crowd marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr.

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Katy K

Palatine, IL

#68 Oct 19, 2011
Some one went to the N Y street, and interviewed a bunch of those anarchists. Did you know 81% have, or had a job before the protests started? I though that was remarkable. They do not want to work. And they want their debts paid. That's nuts. I didn't make their irresponsible debts, why should the taxpayer pay them?
not a rocket scientist

Bowling Green, KY

#69 Oct 19, 2011
Wait... they quit their jobs so they could protest?????

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#70 Oct 20, 2011
not a rocket scientist wrote:
Wait... they quit their jobs so they could protest?????
their liberals, what do you expect.......they are no different than that demented girl that thought obama was going to pay for her house and car.......out of his stash.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#71 Oct 21, 2011
These protesters are such a joke, I went out to the "Occupy Richmond" camp out and protest and to be honest I have seen more old people in the local McDonalds in the morning. They hold their signs about the evils of outsourcing American jobs, however, they are also hooked up to their I-pods and are walking out to their parked hondas, toyotas and volvos to get their supplies. They talk about standing and camping out with their brothers (the homeless) yea right, if they are still in their ten little tents in the middle of January I might believe that one.

These fair weather protesters are the spoiled kids of the upper middle class who are just looking for a reason to get together and party.

I challenge all of these groops from the Wall Street group to the Richmond group, if you are still camped out in your tents in the middle of January then I might believe you are there for more than the party.

Oh, by the way, "Free College for all" and "Take money out of politics". I just thought I would do my part for your protest.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#72 Oct 22, 2011
not a rocket scientist wrote:
Wait... they quit their jobs so they could protest?????
Don't worry, the government will give them 3-5 years of un-employment with food stamps, housing assistance, fuel assistance, transportation assistance, education assistance - they'll be fine.
Mary E

Palatine, IL

#73 Oct 23, 2011
They don't want a job. One admitted he quit his job to go to the N Y for Woodstock on steroids. In fact they were interviewed, and 81% took time off from their jobs to take part in the Occupation. So funny.Want to kow what is funnier? It is going to get cold soon. Blankets any one.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#74 Oct 23, 2011
RustyS wrote:
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Don't worry, the government will give them 3-5 years of un-employment with food stamps, housing assistance, fuel assistance, transportation assistance, education assistance - they'll be fine.
you are aware that those types of programs are generally denied to childless people right?
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#75 Oct 23, 2011
anneutral wrote:
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you are aware that those types of programs are generally denied to childless people right?
Since when was having children a condition for food stamps, fuel assistance and any of the other items. I think that you are speaking of things like the WIC program.
I will admit that it seems like children are needed for these programs because so many unmarried young mostly under or uneducated women do get knocked up so that their assistance checks are larger because of the dependents. Another fact is that many of these young women have their first and sometimes their second child while they are too young to qualify for their own apartment and are still living off of the benefits given their mother.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#76 Oct 23, 2011
Voice of Reality wrote:
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Since when was having children a condition for food stamps, fuel assistance and any of the other items. I think that you are speaking of things like the WIC program.
I will admit that it seems like children are needed for these programs because so many unmarried young mostly under or uneducated women do get knocked up so that their assistance checks are larger because of the dependents. Another fact is that many of these young women have their first and sometimes their second child while they are too young to qualify for their own apartment and are still living off of the benefits given their mother.
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http://ssa.gov/pubs/10101.html
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"Most able-bodied people between the ages of 18 and 60 must register for work to qualify for food stamps. Many people may be required to participate in an employment or training program. Some college students also may be eligible."
(check out how it's geared toward immigrants......., weird huh?)
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meanwhile, I found out recently that being an unwed mother in the state of massachusetts qualifies you for disability!(WTF?)
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unemployment requires that you actually lose a job through no fault of your own, and heat assistance is based on a household income vs. people in household ratio, and is different in each state,(in CT it's 33k for a family of 4).
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I believe I was thinking of WIC, my bad.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#77 Oct 23, 2011
Katy K wrote:
Some one went to the N Y street, and interviewed a bunch of those anarchists. Did you know 81% have, or had a job before the protests started? I though that was remarkable. They do not want to work. And they want their debts paid. That's nuts. I didn't make their irresponsible debts, why should the taxpayer pay them?
Recently two more job creators, employers, went very public on why businesses are not expanding and not employee more people.

Bernie Marcus co-founder of Home Depot stated in an interview "Having built a small business into a big one, I can tell you that today the impediments that the government imposes are impossible to deal with. Home Depot would never have succeeded if we'd tried to start it today. Every day you see rules and regulations from a group of Washington bureaucrats who know nothing about running a business. And I mean every day. It's become stifling."

Democratic Steve Wynn, CEO of casino company Wynn Resorts said that the Obama administration is the "greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime," then he went on to say "Well, my customers and the companies that provide the vitality for the hospitality and restaurant industry, in the United States of America, they are frightened of this administration.And it makes you slow down and not invest your money. Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America.

Those are just the latest of small business owners and big business employers, telling it like it is, showing people why unemployment is continuing to rise, why businesses are terrified of the Obama's administration"s constant threats. How the job killing regulations are killing any chance of job growth in America.

So, it amazes me to see U.S. News & World Report publishing an article stating that the Obama administration added $9.5 billion in red tape in July.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#78 Oct 23, 2011
anneutral wrote:
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you are aware that those types of programs are generally denied to childless people right?
Economics 101, the solution is to father/conceive more childred. Right?
independence party

Lacona, NY

#79 Oct 25, 2011
Heres the best choice for our next Pres

" I Arthur A Swenson will deport all the Illegal beaners back to Mexico. They have red necks and poop in the feilds plus they toss TP on the floor of the Popeyes resturant and unsettle the Blacks eating their Chicken, and listening to there Ipods full of Snoop Dog and Mili Vinilli. Sending back the beaners will open of jobs for the Mc's and Dago's and Africans.
Actor Art Swenson has tossed his hat in the ring as a presidential candidate 2012
Arthur Swenson "I have a good chance to win current candidates are inept the public wants them out.
By The campain to elect Arthur Swenson
Arthur Swenson has tossed his hat in the ring as a presidential candidates 2012
The average voter is sick and tired of Obamas fumbling the future of The United States away.
The other candidates are not much better.
It's time for a change to common sense.
Arthur Swenson has a simple 6 point plan to bring the USA back on track.
Point one. Stop giveing money away to other nations help America First
point two. Drill for our own oil in the usa. We have the secound largest worlds oil reserves.
Point three. Bring our troops home let the world defend themselfs.
Point four. put tariffs on all imports from other nations.
Point five. Give loans to companys to make goods in the USA so We no longer import them.
Point six. Give small business loans to small start up companys over one half of US jobs are made by small business.
Do these six things and America will bounce back on top fail to do these were headed quickly to become a secound rate nation. As well as headed into a depression. Vote for Arthur Swenson it's just common sense.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#80 Oct 25, 2011
Man stuck for 9 hours in playground baby swing...*
Somebody help Obama out please.......give the boy a hand.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#81 Oct 25, 2011
U.S. Taking $1T From China
While Aiding Country, Too? US borrows from China to give aid to China………Only a liberal could think of this. Borrow money from China, give it back to China, Chine charges us interest on the money we gave back to them in aid. Obama is Insane.

Man charged with exposing himself as Queen toured...*
OBAAM: I thought it would be better than giving her another ipod.

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