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Old 10-26-2011, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I certainly agree with you on this one Leftee. Personal responsibility is out the window as there is always somewhere to lay the blame for your mistakes. Murder somebody? It was my childhood.
Foreclosed on? Its the mortgage companies fault.
Etc etc.
Pathetic and cliche bootstraps argument. You people have no imagination. Hope you enjoy your pathetic existence in Spring Hill.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Many of you need to educate yourselves. The movement is highly diverse and we have jobs like anyone else. So much prejudice and downright suburban snobbery. Welcome to reality soccer moms.
Really ? Are you taking vacation or personal time to protest or just showing up after work ? I have clients in downtown Tampa and pass by the protesters (who have dwindled in numbers) at Curtis Hixon Park just about every day. I see the same tired faces who have been there for a few weeks now. Why don't you educate us and provide some real statistics as to how many of the occupiers have jobs ? The reality for you is that the movement has no leadership and a legion of complaining malcontents who are mostly students/unemployed and want corporations and the rich to pay their way.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Pathetic and cliche bootstraps argument. You people have no imagination. Hope you enjoy your pathetic existence in Spring Hill.
Please clue us in with your vivid imagination as to why we should get involved with the 'movement'. Without knowing anything about our personal lives, give us 5-10 reasons why you think we should join forces with the occupiers. We anxiously await your reply ...
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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You'll figure it out when you realize one of this movement's central tenets is the lack of available jobs. Corporations get away without paying anything and outsource jobs or outright refuse to hire unemployed people. You have no idea what you're talking about. But what do you care, you're halfway through your boring life and seek to take your frustrations on me. Keep driving on your dirt roads on the way to your Windermere McMansion, you bitter overworked cubicle pawn.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I didn't know CITY data got commandeered by a bunch of bitter conservatives who want to nullify the constitution so they can get a closer parking space to their mundane job.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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...and want corporations and the rich to pay their way.
What's wrong with expecting corporations to pay their way? Do you support the loopholes that allow businesses to shirk on paying taxes?
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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What's wrong with expecting corporations to pay their way? Do you support the loopholes that allow businesses to shirk on paying taxes?
You mean legal deductions in the tax code that are decades old?
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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It maybe time for a rerun of the Soylent Green movie. And then a lesson on the fall of Rome from the inside. Just thinking out loud. Everyone's shoulder needs to be to the wheel but college economics teaches that you buy apples from the cheapest apple vendor. Period. As long as the quality is equal. When Company B can't compete with Company A who has offshored their jobs then they offshore to or all the pension money in their stocks goes down the drain. Lots to think through before spouting off about a very complex problem. The world's crankshaft is out of balance financially and a piston rod is about to be thrown.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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You mean legal deductions in the tax code that are decades old?
Legal due to the efforts of lobbyists? Stuff like this does not seem right to me at all.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Kinda sorta. I was walking around Downtown Tampa Monday or Tuesday night when I ran into the group at Curtis Hixon. I can't take any movement seriously when it's just a bunch of college kids doodling around on their ipads and iphones. I kept walking.
I wish I was there. I'd be trying to promote real change..
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