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Old 10-19-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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There is a tiny offshoot of Occupy Wall Street in D.C. but if they were serious the BULK of the protest would be in D.C.

Wall Street would be private money only if it weren't for the rigged game in D.C.

As it is, most Americans are forced by threat of jail if they don't hand over a significant amount of their income to the fat cats in D.C. so those fat cats can turn around and give taxpayer cash to the big banks.

Washington, D.C. Becomes America’s Richest City - HUMAN EVENTS

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Things are tough all over… except for Washington, D.C. By vacuuming four trillion dollars out of the private economy, President Obama has brought a deficit-fueled boom to the seat of the national bureaucracy he loves. Bloomberg News does the honors as Silicon Valley is dethroned, and America’s new richest city is crowned:

Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show.

The U.S. capital has swapped top spots with Silicon Valley, according to recent Census Bureau figures, with the typical household in the Washington metro area earning $84,523 last year. The national median income for 2010 was $50,046.

This has not escaped the notice of those who concern themselves with income disparity, and they’re feeling a bit queasy about it:

The figures demonstrate how the nation’s political and financial classes are prospering as the economy struggles with unemployment above 9 percent and thousands of Americans protest in the streets against income disparity, said Kevin Zeese, director of Prosperity Agenda, a Baltimore-based advocacy group trying to narrow the divide between rich and poor.

“There’s a gap that’s isolating Washington from the reality of the rest of the country,” Zeese said. “They just get more and more out of touch.”
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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There is a tiny offshoot of Occupy Wall Street in D.C. but if they were serious the BULK of the protest would be in D.C.

Wall Street would be private money only if it weren't for the rigged game in D.C.

As it is, most Americans are forced by threat of jail if they don't hand over a significant amount of their income to the fat cats in D.C. so those fat cats can turn around and give taxpayer cash to the big banks.

Washington, D.C. Becomes America’s Richest City - HUMAN EVENTS
Because a central protest is too easy to control and quell. Aside from that, DC doesn't listen anyway. It would be pointless.

The other reason is to bring the fight home. Let the hometown crowd see it in their back yard. That way it's not just a 5 minute spot on TV, hundreds of miles away. You recruit more folks that way.

Lastly, let the congressional reps FEEL it from their constituents, on their turf. Again, DC is too easy for them.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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Good post, OWS can't be taken seriously until they call for the impeachment of Obama for corruption.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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Good post, OWS can't be taken seriously until they call for the impeachment of Obama for corruption.

Oh come on. Obama didn't do this. His crime is doing nothing about it. This started way back when Nixon was president, and it was perpetuated by all of our subsequent "leaders" since then. Ronny Ray-gun included.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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But they can't occupy Washington DC because they are for the most part Obama supporters who wanted him in the White House and still want him there in spite of the big taxpayer money bailouts of the CEO's and banks. Obama is a globalist puppet intent on doing what ever his cheap labor globalist masters want him to do.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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it is severe in my field. i could double, possibly even triple my pay by moving to the DC area. i have zero interest in living there.

the problem isn't just "Federal Bureaucrats", either, it is also the massive government contracts being given out to private companies.

here's what i want to know, though -- did the DC area see a rise in median income, or did the rest of the country just see a decline in median income? I read recently that nationally, median incomes have been declining.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Oh come on. Obama didn't do this. His crime is doing nothing about it. This started way back when Nixon was president, and it was perpetuated by all of our subsequent "leaders" since then. Ronny Ray-gun included.
0bama has taken corruption and cronyism to all time new level. 0bama has spent well over $4 trillion in deficit spending, and we have nothing but bad to worse to show for it.

The IWS crowd needs to go to the source of all this corruption and it is not on Wall Street, it's in Washington DC.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Good post, OWS can't be taken seriously until they call for the impeachment of Obama for corruption.
They would have to call out all of congress as well. Which of course would hinder the impeachment process. That's how I see it. While they are at it, they might as well call for the step down of all 50 governors too. They are just as corrupt. I'm sure at least 80% of each state's legislature is just as corrupt to. Maybe we should just bring down the whole thing while we are at it. Hell, term limits obviously don't work to bring down corruption.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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There are 2 groups occupying Washington D.C., one in McPherson Park which is an off shoot of Occupy Wall Street and the original occupation that was planned many months ago at Freedom Plaza.
October 2011 | Human Needs, Not Corporate Greed

There have been numreous actions that have taken place by the Freedom Plaza group and arrests have been made at all actions which include Rayburn Building on Capital Hill, Air-Space Museum, Cogressional hearings on the ongoing wars where one of the many arrests included an assult charge for an alledged attack on Secretary of War Leon E. Panetta, there is nothing defensive about the war department.
Protests at Bank of America, White House, the Commerce Building, Treasury Building, Supreme Court, there were other actions including the interuption and arrests at the congressional hearings on the latest Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama also at the meeting of wall Street Bankers in D.C.
Those are the ones that I can think of off the top of my head, I know there have been others and many more are planned.

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Old 10-19-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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To occupy DC would be to admit it was caused by the jackasses and corrupt policies they themselves endorsed. Easier to blame someone else.
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