"I guess if you had your way all the home builders that build those second homes would be out of business, screw all those landscapers, people that build second and third cars, anyone that touches a private jet, etc."
If I built cars, and had 100 potential customers, I would much rather all 100 were able to afford to buy one car each, rather than only 1 person being able to afford 100 cars, and the rest none.
As one person, no matter how rich he is, is unlikely to buy 100 cars.
Ditto houses and most every other consumer product. The economy performs better when we're all moderately well off, instead of 1% rich and 99% poor.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:16:05 PM
You are exactly what is wrong with the country today.
Please inform me what would be accomplished by backing a group attempting to call itself a "movement" that is so disorganized as separate entities they don't even have specific goals or plans, and most don`t even understand the economic or fiscal reasons they are `protesting.`
If any of them had a working brain cell they wouldn`t be "occupying" wall-street. The more they clamor about in the streets below buildings where people are at their actual jobs the further it proves my point that they and their supporters are brainless in every use of the term.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:16:54 PM
Ah greed. No matter how you define it, both sides are fighting for their own greed. The so called "1%" are the greedy horrible millionaires who won't come down out of their ivory towers and the "99%" are out screaming that it`s not fair that they are rich yet they would switch places with them in a nanosecond. And then come the unions. Oh crap here come the unions to tell everyone that they should ask for more because it`s "fair". And then the unions get what they want, more money and they become the 1%. The cycle of greed....
Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:59:28 PM
@chimmeychang, That's not entirely accurate and if corporations only focus was to generate income we wouldn`t be quite as bad off as we are now.
Problem is, their only focus is to increase stock prices. It`s the moving numbers around to make costs look lower, risks look safer, profits look higher, all to increase stock for the current quarter that`s leading to dangerously irresponsible practices.
These people represent the vast majority of Americans who don`t agree on what the problem is or how to fix it, but no damn well that there`s clearly a problem and are pointing the finger at the people directly responsible for the current global economic crisis and growing gap between the classes.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:39:44 PM
Hey rich folks, your time is coming soon. We're gonna drag you out of your multibillion dollar homes, kill you and drag your bodies through town square. And Piggies remember you may have the guns but have the numbers. Right now all the years of pussification by the liberal agenda have bred a bunch of useless hippies sitting on their dirty hacky sack playing arses not getting anything done. Keep pushing though and eventually somebody with charisma and a bit of an evil streak will unify them and thats when stuff will get done. It`s coming.