To put it rather simply, our government is bought, it’s no longer Washington in control but the corporations and the rich. There is even a law that states corporations are PEOPLE and have the right to donate to whatever political cause. The main stream media is also bought and controlled. We continue to give TRILLIONS in tax cuts for the top 1 percent. We continue to spend TRILLIONS on wars, wars that no one can specify what would count as “winning.” Wars where our men and women in uniform are dying. Spending our money rebuilding a country we invaded and bombed in the first place. We continue to give SUBSIDIES to OIL COMPANIES when they are the richest companies in the world. We continue to let the men who got us into this financial mess go unpunished. While unemployment continues to rise. While they have talks debating whether SOCIAL SECURITY and MEDICARE should be cut. While funding for education, law enforcement, regulations, environment safety, food safety, and more programs helping the middle class get CUT. While costs for going to college continue to RISE only for those graduates to graduate and have no job to be hired for and no way to pay back those 100,000+ in loans. Back in 2008 with the initial financial collapse Americans voiced a resounding NO to bailing out wall street and the banks. During the first congressional vote the bill to bail out the banks did not pass, however one of the CEOs cut a back room deal forcing tax payers to bail them out anyway.
You never hear about any of this on the main stream media because they are also bought and controlled.
We elected Obama President in 2008 and instead of the change he promised we’ve only continued to get the same. He has also receiving millions in donations from Wall Street, and whenever he attempts to fight back, he always backs down and gives in.
The people are getting tired of this, and one example are the protests on Wall Street, today over 50 people have been arrested for no reason whatsoever. Many brutally so.
This is a big deal, this is supposed to be the United States of America. Things like this shouldn’t be happening in the first place but it is. We are moving backwards as a country and not forward.
For those feeling out of the loop.
I’ve been wanting to comment on this situation for a while, but I can’t without getting angry, so here, have somebody else talking about it.
Essentially, peaceful protests on Wall Street end with police brutality and the media conveniently has “better” things to report on than this.
I’m feeling incredibly powerless while reading about this. It frustrates me beyond comprehension until my brain shuts off.
i was actually not aware of this ‘occupy wall street’ phenomenon until earlier today when i stumbled upon a tumblr post . i pride myself in being informed about current events , especially those that are political in nature , and reading the news regularly , yet i found out through a TUMBLR post .
incredible (although not in a positive sense) how the social unrest in the middle east was so heavily reported upon , with the media quick to attack the ruling despots , while a similar situation (unemployment , social injustice , financial crises , etc) here in north america is virtually unknown to the general public . the vital difference is that here in the ‘land of opportunity’ , the government is cleverly disguised as ‘democratic’ and working in the ‘interest of the people’ .