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The Occupy Wall Street Movement is here to stay

The Occupy Wall Street Movement will only increase as time goes by. “What do they want? Some have asked! They want the same rights and privileges that were afforded to their parents and grandparents and subsequently to the banks and big corporations “that were too big to fail.”

The billions of dollars that were given to the banks, large corporations and Wall Street were from the backs of taxpayers. The government is the taxpayer. Without the taxpayers, there would be no government and certainly ‘no bail out!

Yes, it was given by the “administration” but where do you think the administration get their monies from? They get their monies from you, me and all the other citizens who pay taxes!

In the beginning the Occupy Wall Street participants were 30 and under, but as time passes, you see that more and more mature participants over 30 joining the cry of their young. “We are the 99% and we want the same options that were given to those who were” too big to fail!”

The movement cry is “where is my bailout?” Why aren’t the big corporations and banks and all the other entities that have their hands in the government coffers mandated to help the very people that allowed them to re-open their doors or kept them from shutting their doors forever.

There are banks in every state of these United States that have received monies from the “You’re too big to fail fund.” There should not be any contracts whereby the administration has given millions perhaps billions to businesses to stay open and not have accountability to the administration and/or the taxpayers.

The movement started in earnest by the young men and women who are fed up with the administration pandering to the rich and powerful at the expense of the underprivileged, working-class poor and the middle class. They’re also fed up with politics and propaganda and want jobs that can pay their bills and health insurance that will keep them out of the emergency room.

They are fed up with the banks and big corporations crying “Help me! Help me!” then post millions in profits at the end of the year and proceed to show their appreciation to their employees by giving them Year-End or Christmas bonuses that could pay someone’s annual salary.

What the movement is trying to show their friends, their neighbors, their mayor and yes! Even their governor that they have followed the rules: got good grades in school and went on to community and 4 -year colleges and universities, to get that much needed piece of paper called “ certificate of completion or college degree,” to enter the real world and began to make a positive contribution to society.

But, unfortunately, the last chapter in the story has turned from a dream to a nightmare, with no real hope in the foreseeable future.

All the financial wizards agree on one thing. “It will take at least 10 maybe 15 years until the financial disaster that we currently find ourselves in too turn around. Most people understand that message loud and clear!

Do you think that “The Occupy Wall Street Movement Participants” want to sleep outside in parks and other various places across this country, if they could at least see a glimmer of hope at the end of the rainbow? “The participants want to be heard but more than anything, they want and need jobs; jobs and more jobs and they need them now!”

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November 18, 2011 Posted by | Business News, Keeping It Real | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

President Barack Obama’s Job-Creation Package failed short of the 60 votes needed.

Mervin Sealy from Hickory, North Carolina, takes part in a protest rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington

The $447 billion package of tax cuts and new spending failed by a vote of 50 to 48, short of the 60 votes it needed to advance in the 100-member Senate. Voting was expected to continue for several hours but would not affect the outcome.

Obama vows to break jobs plan into seperate bills after Senate setback

The Senate defeated President Barack Obama’s job-creation package on Tuesday in a sign that Washington is likely too fractured to take major steps to encourage hiring before the 2012 elections.

However, will the unemployed / under-employed, 99’ers and the remainder of the 17 million displaced for one reason or another continue too wait or can afford too wait until after the next election, or will a genuine movement with a people’s platform rise up within The Occupy Wall Street movement and force the hand of the government to perform the job they were elected to do or go home?

Someone on Capitol Hill needs to have enough backbone and intestinal fortitude to push through all the manure that the House and Senate keep trying to ram down the people’s throat.

Something that one of the participants from the movement said (she appeared to be middle age, possibly from the suburbs) was very telling of how most of the unemployed and under-employed feel. She stated that for the first time she was worried about the direction this country has taken and wondering how long can we survive in our present state. How Long? Not Long?

Remember the phrase:”A house divided against it self cannot stand.” If that is true, then what do you think about a country?

Even President Obama acknowledged that “Ultimately, the American people won’t take “no” for an answer. It’s time for Congress to meet their responsibility, put their party politics aside and take action on jobs right now.”

This country is at a crossroads. Which road will the House and Senate take?

Is it possible for a group of people to despise a man so much that they are willing to destroy the entire country in the process, even if it means going down in the process?

Let’s call it what it is! Hate!

Will a entire country of people stand idle on the sidelines and allow a small group of politicians to manipulate and use them as collateral damage while they watch the country slide into the sinking sand just to avenge what they perceive to be “A get him out at any cause mentality.” Were you consulted before they decided to play with your life or did the politicians think that they have the “power of attorney” to make life or death decisions on your behalf?

“So, what are you going to do? Stand Up {Mervin Sealy from Hickory, North Carolina, takes part in a protest rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington”}and be Heard or Become Collateral Damage? It’s Your Choice or is it?”

To: All the registered voters who actually vote. There is a lesson to be learned by the mess that United States finds itself in. The voters voiced their choice of representation by way of vote. When you vote for a particular candidate, you virtually give him or her the right to speak for you. When the votes are cast! It’s to late,then,too try to learn about the candidate you selected.

If you voted for a candidate based on popularity, because someone told you to vote for them or because of your dislike for the other candidate, without researching and seeking out as much information on that candidate as possible but got caught up in the hype. Shame on you!

At least now, hopefully, you can learn from past mistakes and make an informed choice based on your own research, so that, at the end of the day, you can truly say that “you have full confidence in the person you selected” and without trepidation can look at the man in the mirror and recognize the person staring back at you.

“Your Voice is really your Vote!” Don’t take it for granted! LooK at it this way! Will you work 40 hours a week and give your paycheck to a stranger just because they ask you for it? If that’s the case? Can I have it? See … what I mean!

October 12, 2011 Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Herman Cain: Out of Touch with Reality!

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain boldly chastises his critics and spewed his political demagoguery at the growing crowds, who participate in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

While appearing on CBS’s, Face the Nation, words between the Republican and Democratic parties over the merits of the movement became heated and Herman Cain wasted no time telling you what he really felt about the ”Occupy Wall Street Movement.”

Cain called the protesters “jealous, Americans who “play the victim card.” Also, in recent days GOP politicians have stepped up their criticism of the protesters, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., calling them “mobs” who have pitted Americans against Americans.”

Is this really the opinion of those that were chosen to represent the American people and those who hope to represent the American people in the future? Who are the politicians’ really looking out for?

Is it the big company’s with the endless amounts of cash and perks or the least of us, who can’t afford to pay someone to lobby Congress on our behalf to do the right thing?

It is apparent at every political election that we live in two distinct worlds. Either you have = an abundance of money or you have not = working class poor or the disappearing middle class.

It is always telling when one of the politicians are ask, “How much is a loaf of bread?” Not one candidate can get the price right because that’s not the world they live in and are often perplexed that they were even ask the question.

Cain goes on to suggest that the rallies are staged by labor unions to serve as a “distraction so that many people won’t focus on the failed policies of the Obama administration” Cain further states that the banking and financial services industries aren’t responsible for those policies and to protest Wall Street and the bankers is basically saying you’re anti-capitalism. Can someone pass the Charmin, while the other two pull his head out of the bankers behind?

Oh! Don’t forget too flush twice on your way out! Thanks!

October 10, 2011 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , | Leave a comment