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10-10-2011, 07:24 AM #201
Heard on the news they didn't know how long the protests were gonna last. I guess they forgot winter is coming, that will make a lot of them go home.
10-10-2011, 07:53 AM #202
10-10-2011, 08:39 AM #203
10-10-2011, 09:10 AM #204
Rep. Peter King Calls Occupy Wall Street Protesters 'Ragtag Mob,' 'Anarchists'
"[W]e have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy," he warned. "I'm taking this seriously in that I'm old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy," he said. "We can't allow that to happen."
10-10-2011, 09:12 AM #205
10-10-2011, 09:41 AM #206
10-10-2011, 09:41 AM #207
The sad part is that the Koch Brothers wined and dined Clarence Thomas and Antony Scalia shortly before the SCOTUS decision about corporate and union campaign contributions.
Kind of like JP Morgan paying $4.6 million to the NYPD to be friendly to the OWS protesters.
10-10-2011, 09:45 AM #208
10-10-2011, 09:46 AM #209
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10-10-2011, 10:34 AM #210
The Kochs could anonymously give 1 billion dollars to Rove's Cross Roads GPS PAC.
That's a great system. I'm glad conservatives made it possible. let's bitch about money in polotics and then open the flood gates. Good call.
10-10-2011, 11:26 AM #211
10-10-2011, 11:29 AM #212
tea baggers. The tea party doesn't exist as a stand alone
registered party except in one single state. Since the house
majority leader boehner spouts the tea bag talking points,
he must believe they are GOPer's too.
There is no point trying to sort them out, they are republicans.
10-10-2011, 11:36 AM #213
There is a movement afoot of people who are MORE conservative than what passes for a "Republican" these days. Yet not as extreme as say Ron Paul. And they did not MOVE there, everybody else moved left and they remained where they always were.
I count myself in that group. I have never been to a Tea Party event, nor followed it extremely closely. Many "republicans" are in fact democrats, or more closely aligned with them...so why not just go on over to that party and run as what they are ?
As I see it sending less of our money to the govt helps see to it that NOBODY, liberal or conservative has things forced upon them they do not agree with, especially ones funded by their hard earned income.
10-10-2011, 01:44 PM #214
Seriously, they want to abolish government, social security, the CIA, the FBI, and public schools. Not because it's a political belief, but because it would maximize their profits. As they're doing by building refineries for Iran.
10-10-2011, 02:04 PM #215
10-10-2011, 02:22 PM #216
can agree on what is essential or 'things forced upon
A few things here people would like to see vanish or
become greater depending on your view.
Fed military spending.
Fed School support.
Fed salary & benefits for elected.
Fed rules impacting business or personal freedom.
Fed election rules.
Fed fee's for use.
Fed lease agreements.
Fed pollution clean up.
Fed pollution rules.
Fed royalty for mineral extraction.
Fed roadway money.
Fed firearms rules.
Fed liquor law.
Fed food safety rules.
Fed drug law.
Fed law enforcement on fed land.
Same for state, county, citiy or town.
10-10-2011, 03:15 PM #217
I underlined some which could probably be better handled by state and local administrations, IMO.
I'm not sure if the .gov machine is too powerful, or not powerful enough, but one thing that sticks out in my mind is that the ratio of power to accountability is all messed up.
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10-10-2011, 03:36 PM #218
I see the movement of wall street protesters on par with the tea party.
Its not as left/right as people think, both are pissed off over tax payer money being wasted by fat cats and lobbyist who are losers. Bail out some bastard so they can poop on a gold toilet and buy $10,000 shower curtains.
Reminds me of the days when the pentagon was buying ashtrays for fighter jets and $500 hammers.
Both sides are pissed about the waste and see a stalemate and lack of real leadership.
I see both sides point just fine, I can agree with the wall street posters and the tea party. They see it as getting screwed from the front and the back.
thats my take on it.
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10-10-2011, 03:40 PM #219
Fed rules regarding personal and professional freedom...
Like slavery, monopoly, treason...OK too much.
EPA, OSHA, and personal dumping of oil.
Safe storage and private ownership of plutonium?
The Clean Air act...boy, I sure do miss being able to burn coal in my fireplace...and breathe lead and sulfuric acid.
Personal and business freedom is fine until it cuts into someone else's...those laws and agencies are there for a reason...at some point assholes made them necessary.
As for fed liquor...there's really only the tax, everything else is on the local level.
10-10-2011, 03:45 PM #220
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