Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Occupy Movement: what's your slogan? : How about "Put your frigging words where our mouths are"!

Poorest Poor in US Hits New Record: 1 in 15 People now Forty House Republicans Back Revenue Increases to Cut Deficit: The Occupy Movement: what's your slogan? : How about Put your frigging words where our mouths are!

The Occupy Movement: what's your slogan? : The self-styled “leaderless resistance movement” is something of an umbrella group for protesters with their own, local axes to grind. But the focus of demonstrators’ anger is the economic state of the world. As the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon put it, “people are showing their frustrations.”

Banners have been raised from New York to the Netherlands, from Quebec to Cape Town and Canberra all expressing the desire for a different world economy. euronews is inviting you to choose the slogan that you think best sums up the Occupy Movement. You can even suggest your own slogans or simply vote for your favorite among those suggested by others on the euronews facebook page.

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If jobs are top priority, why can't Congress pass a jobs bill? The Senate rejected (again) two bills to create jobs by building roads and bridges on near party-line votes (again). Yes, both parties want the same thing, but Election 2012 is getting in the way.

Poorest Poor in US Hits New Record: 1 in 15 People: The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income.

Forty House Republicans Back Revenue Increases to Cut Deficit: Forty House Republicans signaled support for revenue increases, joining 60 Democrats yesterday to urge a congressional supercommittee seeking a $1.5 trillion debt-reduction deal to aim for cuts of $4 trillion.

Colorado tax defeat a signal of voters' sour mood: An off-year tax vote in Colorado this week likely sent a powerful message to policymakers nationwide who are wondering if voters will consider paying more for services they say they they want. The answer: No way.

Tax the frigging sickeningly rich and do your frigging job. Take care of we the people.

Extreme poverty on the rise in Tulsa County: An increasing portion of Tulsa's poor population is living in "poverty belts" - areas where more than 40 percent of the population is below the federal poverty level.

That concentration of need means some 10,000 local residents not only suffer from their own lack of income, but also find that the educational, health and crime cards are stacked against them ever getting to a better station, according to a report released this week by the Brookings Institution.

Nationally, the study found that the number of people living in poverty belts rose by one-third over the course of the last decade, led by growth in the Midwest and South and in suburban areas. The study also found the residents of extreme poverty neighborhoods are increasingly likely to be white and native-born U.S. citizens.

I do not have to say much as we are all watching the fascist Republican scum ride rough shod over our hapless Democratic leaders. True to their words "if their is going to be any compromise it is going to come from Democrats because we are taking care of the wealthy and decimating the lives of those in need as they believe they get too much.

The protesters around the world are sick of being ignored in every regard while Politicians and corporations play their selfish games. We have foreclosures at 15 million. There are 43 million on food stamps and that number will continue to grow as this gets worse unless they are discontinued by the Superfluous committee who will screw the people more.

7 million jobless, wealthy being protected while more is being taken from those in need, the finance industry and other large corporations got their needless bailout while ours in the form of infrastructure rebuilding and jobs is again denied by not just Republicans, those on food stamps is already a record 43 million, and the number of uninsured is at 50 million and will only grow because Republicans will sere to it and blame it on Obama.

You will never find an honest number of homeless because many live in tent cities, shelters, friends homes, their cars in parking lots. I kept coming up with a homeless number of around 500,000 for the entire country which is laughable. As was the case with Bush the way of counting the homeless has been changed to make the picture look rosier than it is.

Any way you look at it we have a population of 312 million with over 100 million in dire straights while the frigging Politicians fight like spoiled children to make it worse in a way that would benefit their party.

We are not rabble rousers as being depicted we are loyal Americans, we are family being ignored and trying to be thrown away. What would be your slogan for the occupy movement? You saw mine, live in another man's shoes would work too but no nothing will work but a fight and I am sick that it is coming to this.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Dave Dubya said...

I think "Money is not free speech and a corporation is not a person," is a good start.

Demeur said...

I really don't know how FDR did it back in the 30s. I can only guess that the wealthy had a scrap of empathy back then unlike today. No slogan is going to solve this problem.