President Obama tells the American people that as a nation we are moving forward four years after the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. He says while there’s more work to do, America‘s businesses have added 5.2 million jobs over the past 31 months and the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since the President took office. To keep our country moving forward, he saysCongress should act on the President’s plan to keep taxes low for 98% of the American people, rather than holding it hostage to give more budget-busting tax cuts to the wealthiest 2%. Congress should cut red tape so responsible homeowners can save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates, and act on the President’s proposal to create a veterans jobs corps to help our returning heroes find work. He says it’s time for our elected leaders to get back to work to help the middle class and build our economy from the middle-out, not the top down.
Here is just another taste of what a Romney Presidency would ultimately look like. He has no clue what the 99% are going through, and he tends to see America through altruistic rose colored glasses. It doesn’t matter that millions are out of work and millions more are losing their homes, as long as his dividend checks keep rolling in, all will be fine. Check out footage of the 99% getting roughed up and ejected from Romney’s 2012 CPAC speech.
We Knew it was coming, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy (sarcastic snicker). Rick Santorum (wow it even feels creepy to type that name…lol), finally gets his. While greeting his supporters, following his third place finish in the South Carolina primary, Rick Santorum gets glitter bombed by “Occupy” protesters shouting “Hate Monger” and “Bigot.” Whether the protesters were actually affiliated with the Occupy Movement or Occupy Charleston has not been determined.
Occupy New Hampshire activist Mark Provost made national headlines Wednesday when he attended a town hall meeting hosted by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and asked about his past comment that “corporations are people.” Provost’s question to Romney came Occupy New Hampshire is preparing for a series of events leading up to the state’s Republican primary to highlight the disproportionate impact corporations and wealthy donors have on the political process.
Democracy Now! airs an excerpt of the town-hall exchange and get Provost’s response to Romney reply. “I think his response, really, again is this denial that there’s this class in the country, and that there are some people within the corporation — specifically, the workers — that are taking it on the chin so that the United States’ executive management can make massive bonuses and serve their shareholders rather well too, because the profits largely go to capital gains and dividends.”
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“Vulture Funds” is an actual term for private equity firms that buy up the debt of destitute countries and then suck money out of the desperate people. There are people right in the US of A amassing millions in this fashion. Make sure to shake their hand next time you see them and say “Love your work.”
After several months of protests at Occupy Wall Street camps all over the U.S. and hundreds of arrests, We take a look at some of the increasingly militarized tactics the police have been using against American citizens.