Man, is this some trick or treating? I could give you some candy if that is what it takes to stop with all these nonsense comments (all at once!)…
I pay my taxes so I can profit more. What you and all the OWS losers don’t understand is that the only people ‘mad at Wall Street’ are the people who don’t have enough money to invest. Now you ask me, how many americans own stock? What a coincidence, 54% (it was 65% in 2007 – so it will get back to a higher % once the economy improves).
And furthermore, the OWS losers don’t really want to destroy Wall Street. They want a bigger bribe. Fortunately I don’t need one.
“What you and all the OWS losers don’t understand is that the only people ‘mad at Wall Street’ are the people who don’t have enough money to invest.”
They would have plenty money to invest (or, more likely, to expend on candy and student loan debts) if they had lied, hold the economy hostage,
been bailed out by the suckers, I mean, taxpayers and got record bonuses afterwards (it seems nothing succeeds like failure in Wall Street.
“They want a bigger bribe.”
Then, I hope the “OWS losers”, much like our Wall Street masters, are too big to fail. This nation, unfortunately, isn’t, it has being failing badly-and falling behind- for more than a decade by now.
Where do you think our debt comes from? Do you understand that all these bailouts are a very, very small part of the problem? All the money the government already spends on people is the root cause of the debt. These OWS people think Wall Street is the problem but they are a tiny one compared to the Behemoth in Washington.
OWS wants to turn us in Greece. I find it amazing that people can see that..
The Behemoth is in bed with Wall Street. Our nation was plundered. Wall Street brough forth the greatest Recession in almost one century of American History and was rewarded with our money. We have being lied to for too long. Republicans made the deficit issue (“deficits don’t matter” was their motto back then) even worse, Democrats are protecting Wall Street criminals and their taxpayer-payed bonuses.”Our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are creaed equal,” but all we have now is a nation where some “are more equal than others”, where well-connected businesmen can get everything from bailouts to sweet government contracts at our expenses. We must take back our country back from bankers and politicians! We, as a people, must fight Wall Street and their Washington puppets! They created this crisis, let them pay the price!
Ok James, so what do you want to do? Destroy Wall Street? Arrest some people? For what exactly?
The enabler is the government. WS benefits from it, just like unions do, just like corrupt businesses in ‘main street’ do.
Nothing will be accomplished if you make this about businesses. America is made out of business. What we need is to get government out of the way. Republicans are not perfect but at least they partly understand the problem. i say and repeat: if it was up to Democrats we would be Europe – you can see how well that is going.
What part of the problem do Republicans understand? They managed to make a deficit out of a surplus, they beated Lyndon Johnson, they betrayed our trust exactly like the Democrats are doing now. Now, they want us to believe that they want limited government and that deficits matter again!
Wall Street execs knew very well that what they were doing, profitable as it was, could have terrible consequences for American workers, they did not care, they relied on their Washington bipartisan puppery to bail them out, and their faith was not misplaced, by the way. There had been plenty of warnings, they have all being ignored by politicians and bankers alike. We must held Nuremberg-like trials of bankers and politicians. As a people, we will never be able to solve America”s problems until they pay the full price of their betrayal of us. Let that be an example to the future generations. Never again.
Republicans understand the cutting taxes side. Cutting expenses is definitely the challenge. Still, compare that to Democrats who want to increase both and your choice is clear. Deficits are bad but inflation is worse. Not sure if you remember the 70s but *that* was a mess much bigger than what we have today.
Regarding WS, there was no betrayal. What happened is that we (and yes, it is we because regular ‘main street’ people had to participate) made bets that went the wrong way. Housing speculation and financial instruments that were too risk created a crisis. It is nothing new. The bailout per se is not a problem (all bank money was paid back – guess who did not pay yet? GM). That is how our system works – we take risks and sometimes things don’t work out. We still need finance evolution and that is not an exact science. We should regulate some things more strictly (bundled securities) and we should also get government out of other areas (FNM and FMAC should be closed down).