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Old 10-11-2011, 08:09 PM
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Protests around the country?

They don't seem to be to organized, other than being pissed off what are they after?

I can understand a lot of the anger at wall street and the banks. What pisses me off about the banks is we bailed them out, they are sitting on piles of cash, and instead of lending it to get the economy going they rather sit on it and rack us their customers over the coals for BS fee's instead.

Should have let the SOB's go bankrupt.

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Old 10-11-2011, 08:12 PM
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I get a kick out of the Occupy Hartford group. As if there were anything in Hartford worth occupying.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:19 PM
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Too many unemployed with nothing better to do !!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:47 PM
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Hear Mr. genius speaking It's my hope that it's a rebellion against the baby boomers: the most entitled generation we have ever seen.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:23 PM
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I get a kick out of the Occupy Hartford group. As if there were anything in Hartford worth occupying.
They can have Hartford.

They are having one in New Haven this weekend, might have to go check it out with my buddy. Should I roll in the S600 or G500?
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:13 PM
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Hear Mr. genius speaking It's my hope that it's a rebellion against the baby boomers: the most entitled generation we have ever seen.
It is rebellion against people stupid enough to fall for the divide and conquer propaganda.
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I sympathize with the protestors' right not to get pushed around by cops, and even agree with them on some points (student loans/cost of education/higher ed funding). The 1st Amendment is not to be trampled on!

But meanwhile I'm in CA and AZ this week looking at foreclosed properties to invest in. Glad they're out there demonstrating, not investing and being my competition
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This is a rebellion against the corporate takeover of this country. The dollar has replaced the vote as the unit of political power. Corporations have rights of personhood but non of the responsibilities. The government no longer represents the interests of the voters - only the interests of big money. No, you don't have big money even if you think you do.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:35 PM
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What pisses me off about the banks is we bailed them out, they are sitting on piles of cash, and instead of lending it to get the economy going they rather sit on it and rack us their customers over the coals for BS fee's instead.

Should have let the SOB's go bankrupt.
I thought that some of the banks were FORCED to take the money under govt laws? IIRC, that was why Wells Fargo bought over Wachovia. Either way, why do you think they should simply lend you money just for your betterment? You figure they owe you something? If so, you should have specified that in the contract that says "IF YOU TAKE THIS MONEY, YOU MUST.......". Sorry, if you didn't specify, that is your stupidity.

Yes we should have let them all go bankrupt. Let those that are fit to survive go on. Those that are not fit, too bad. Problem is we want it both ways. We don't want the pain of them going under and then rebuilding stronger but we insist on keeping them going at the way they are going. If you cannot survive, close. It is that simple. People didn't gripe when the banks were lending money freely and they were making money. Sorry, for better or for worse. Take both or none.
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Corporations have rights of personhood but non of the responsibilities.
Please elaborate. Are yo still whining about the change in donation to parties and making wild statements are have they been granted different rights by the SCOTUS.
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Oh that crazy leftist SCOTUS. It really grinds me gears.
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They need to raise taxes all around. On high income earners and on the 40 so odd percent that doesn't pay federal taxes.
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They need to raise taxes all around. On high income earners and on the 40 so odd percent that doesn't pay federal taxes.
Those not paying federal taxes generally don't have the money to do so.
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Reminder: All workers pay Social Security tax of 4.2% on income up to $106,800 (temporarily reduced from 6.2%) plus Medicare tax of 1.45% of earned income for a total of 5.65%. In addition the employer also pays 6.2% for Social Security and 1.45% for Medicare on the wages paid to employees. Just because you don't pay federal income tax doesn't mean you don't pay any federal taxes on your income.

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