Occupy Wall Street tries to build mom...

Occupy Wall Street tries to build momentum in D.C. with protest today

There are 91 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 6, 2011, titled Occupy Wall Street tries to build momentum in D.C. with protest today. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

* The Occupy Wall Street protest movement is trying to build momentum in Washington, with Occupy D.C. demonstrators planning to gather Thursday at Freedom Plaza.

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Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#1 Oct 6, 2011
I think they are protesting the wrong institution (Wall Street).

How MANY working stiffs (including unions) have their pension funds fully INVESTED IN the stock market?

Demanding that taxes be INCREASED is simply contributing to BIGGER GOVERNMENT.

Better institution to protest would be WASHINGTON, DC. Stop WASTING taxpayer money (wars, etc.) and demand responsible leadership... NOW!

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#2 Oct 6, 2011
Eleanor wrote:
I think they are protesting the wrong institution (Wall Street).
How MANY working stiffs (including unions) have their pension funds fully INVESTED IN the stock market?
Demanding that taxes be INCREASED is simply contributing to BIGGER GOVERNMENT.
Better institution to protest would be WASHINGTON, DC. Stop WASTING taxpayer money (wars, etc.) and demand responsible leadership... NOW!
It is an excercise in futility to demand anything remotely resembling leadership from the current fools in DC.
Tis better to fire them all and elect some real leadership ... leadership THAT UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS ARE AND WHAT THEY MEAN, AND WHY.
wtf

Windsor, VT

#3 Oct 6, 2011
all they want is campaign finance reform...
why not rally a political party...or DO SOMETHING!

"camping" in the city like they are on phish tour and blogging is NOT DOING SOMETHING!

The problem with the 99 percenters is that their problem is with the 99%. If the 99% percent voted on issues and not advertising, the campaign finance wouldnt be necessary...
its like trying to get govt to shut down walmart instead of just refusing to shop at walmart!

They are naive kiddies who say "give me" more than "opportunity to earn"

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#4 Oct 6, 2011
The reason they are at Wall Street instead of DC is simple. The ruling class is bought and paid for by Wall Street.

Kind of like trickle down economics, but in this case, it is trickle down ruling class. But lets hope, in this case, unlike trickle down economics that never really worked, that this kind of trickle down works instead of eventually working its way into a full blown rebellion. Where the outcome is anyone's guess.

Since: Jan 11

Fort Wayne, IN

#5 Oct 6, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
The reason they are at Wall Street instead of DC is simple. The ruling class is bought and paid for by Wall Street.
Kind of like trickle down economics, but in this case, it is trickle down ruling class. But lets hope, in this case, unlike trickle down economics that never really worked, that this kind of trickle down works instead of eventually working its way into a full blown rebellion. Where the outcome is anyone's guess.
Maybe the outcome will result in a China trickle up economics on the backs of the people.
helorider

United States

#6 Oct 6, 2011
This is the "Cloward and Piven Strategy" in action. It is a programed social upheaval to cause chaos thought up by the named Sociologists. Up to now it seems like it is incomplete regarding any demands. It seems like the organizers got together and drew up a list issues that lefties are unhappy about. They made up signs and scripted chants. So now what? The demonstrators most of whom seem to be young people say they will stay there. I predict they will be gone by winter.
OccupyTogether

Fairmont, WV

#7 Oct 6, 2011
helorider wrote:
This is the "Cloward and Piven Strategy" in action. It is a programed social upheaval to cause chaos thought up by the named Sociologists. Up to now it seems like it is incomplete regarding any demands. It seems like the organizers got together and drew up a list issues that lefties are unhappy about. They made up signs and scripted chants. So now what? The demonstrators most of whom seem to be young people say they will stay there. I predict they will be gone by winter.
I bet when Mubarak was holding out in Egypt you thought he would come out unscathed. Keep downplaying us, because you can't deny us too much longer. WE are gaining momentum. WE are the super majority. WE will come out on top. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

occupytogether.org
OccupyTogether

Fairmont, WV

#8 Oct 6, 2011
wtf wrote:
all they want is campaign finance reform...
why not rally a political party...or DO SOMETHING!
"camping" in the city like they are on phish tour and blogging is NOT DOING SOMETHING!
The problem with the 99 percenters is that their problem is with the 99%. If the 99% percent voted on issues and not advertising, the campaign finance wouldnt be necessary...
its like trying to get govt to shut down walmart instead of just refusing to shop at walmart!
They are naive kiddies who say "give me" more than "opportunity to earn"
I love that you defend the 1%. You are the joke here. The game is over. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
OccupyTogether

Fairmont, WV

#9 Oct 6, 2011
Eleanor wrote:
I think they are protesting the wrong institution (Wall Street).
How MANY working stiffs (including unions) have their pension funds fully INVESTED IN the stock market?
Demanding that taxes be INCREASED is simply contributing to BIGGER GOVERNMENT.
Better institution to protest would be WASHINGTON, DC. Stop WASTING taxpayer money (wars, etc.) and demand responsible leadership... NOW!
We are protesting policies in Washington. Turn off the Fox News and listen to the real people down there. Stop using the same old talking points. This is new. And we shall overcome. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#10 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
<quoted text>
We are protesting policies in Washington. Turn off the Fox News and listen to the real people down there. Stop using the same old talking points. This is new. And we shall overcome. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
Oh, I see. You think Washington IS Wall Street and by protesting Wall Street perhaps Washington will understand that you are protesting Washingtons policies.

That is the nuttiest thing I've heard in a very long time.

If you want to protest the policies in Washington, perhaps bringing the protest TO Washington might be less CONFUSING.

This protest is such a mixed bag of passions.

Your passion?? POWER <at least so you say>

What power do you think the people will get??

Since: Jan 11

Fort Wayne, IN

#11 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
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I love that you defend the 1%. You are the joke here. The game is over. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
Creating more government is taking the power away from people. Oh, by the way, your economy in W. Virg. is about to be tanked by the federal government. Power to the people.
Wake Up

United States

#12 Oct 6, 2011
Power to the people or Obama the Statist, not exactly two terms that go hand in hand.
OccupyTogether wrote:
<quoted text>
We are protesting policies in Washington. Turn off the Fox News and listen to the real people down there. Stop using the same old talking points. This is new. And we shall overcome. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
OccupyTogether

Fairmont, WV

#13 Oct 6, 2011
Eleanor wrote:
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Oh, I see. You think Washington IS Wall Street and by protesting Wall Street perhaps Washington will understand that you are protesting Washingtons policies.
That is the nuttiest thing I've heard in a very long time.
If you want to protest the policies in Washington, perhaps bringing the protest TO Washington might be less CONFUSING.
This protest is such a mixed bag of passions.
Your passion?? POWER <at least so you say>
What power do you think the people will get??
The movement has grown. There is a protest in D.C. today. I want the people to have the power to have the same influence on our congress as these multinational corporations. They have bought our congress. these issues are the same. Wall St owns DC. We have to effect changes in legislation to stop the theft of all of America's wealth by those who can afford to buy politicians. Are you in favor of such unfair gaps between the rich and poor? Why did the top earners pay an effective tax rate of 16% while the rest of us paid 25-30%? Ask yourself some serious questions and stop listening to the right wing propaganda machine. Oh, POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
OccupyTogether

Fairmont, WV

#14 Oct 6, 2011
Wake Up wrote:
Power to the people or Obama the Statist, not exactly two terms that go hand in hand. <quoted text>
Obama is a huge corporatist. He is part of the problem. Fox News only cares about the rich, and they have turned every dumb ass republican into a drone that spews nothing but talking points. We are protesting for you the same as we are for ourselves. Washington and Wall St. made these problems together. Time for us to step up and demand that they take some actions to repair and repay. Take advantage of our freedoms. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#15 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
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I bet when Mubarak was holding out in Egypt you thought he would come out unscathed. Keep downplaying us, because you can't deny us too much longer. WE are gaining momentum. WE are the super majority. WE will come out on top. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
occupytogether.org
Yer foolin' yerself missy.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#16 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
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I love that you defend the 1%. You are the joke here. The game is over. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
Who is this "1%"?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#17 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
<quoted text>
We are protesting policies in Washington. Turn off the Fox News and listen to the real people down there. Stop using the same old talking points. This is new. And we shall overcome. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
"This is new"?
ROTFLMAO

Who in the hell told you that?

Which particular policies in Washington are you protesting?

Please be specific.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#18 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is a huge corporatist. He is part of the problem. Fox News only cares about the rich, and they have turned every dumb ass republican into a drone that spews nothing but talking points. We are protesting for you the same as we are for ourselves. Washington and Wall St. made these problems together. Time for us to step up and demand that they take some actions to repair and repay. Take advantage of our freedoms. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
"repair"?
What and how?

"repay"?
Who? For what?

Since: Jan 11

Fort Wayne, IN

#20 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
<quoted text> The movement has grown. There is a protest in D.C. today. I want the people to have the power to have the same influence on our congress as these multinational corporations. They have bought our congress. these issues are the same. Wall St owns DC. We have to effect changes in legislation to stop the theft of all of America's wealth by those who can afford to buy politicians. Are you in favor of such unfair gaps between the rich and poor? Why did the top earners pay an effective tax rate of 16% while the rest of us paid 25-30%? Ask yourself some serious questions and stop listening to the right wing propaganda machine. Oh, POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
Change the tax code progressives created. That 16% is capital gains. The 25 to 30% is a progressive income tax. Your hero, Buffet, salaries himself at a low income to avoid the income tax and pays the lower rate on his capital gains. Besides, 47% of the public don't pay income tax at all. Are you in that group freeloading on a tax payer like me?

Since: Jan 11

Fort Wayne, IN

#21 Oct 6, 2011
OccupyTogether wrote:
<quoted text>
I love that you defend the 1%. You are the joke here. The game is over. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
The top 1% pay 40% of the federal tax bill. How much do you pay?

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