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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:52 PM
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Rachel Maddow: Michael Moore w/ Handcuffs for Wall St. "This Is Class War; These Protest Do Matter"
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 11:35 PM by Hissyspit
 
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MSNBC The RACHEL MADDOW Show - 9 March 2011: Michael Moore Interviewed.

MOORE: "This is war, this is a class war that's been leveled against the working people of this country... The fact that they think they can get away with this... What happened three years ago in 2008... they realized that they could get away with murder. They realized that they could literally loot the treasury, they could play with people's pension funds on Wall Street, they could destroy the economy, they could essentially do what they could to eliminate the middle class, and there would be no response from the people. There would be no revolt. People would just take it. And people just took it."

- snip -

"These protests do matter - in fact, this is one of the few times I can say that in my lifetime - actually going to a demonstration has made a difference. And people have got to come out of their homes tomorrow... They're planning a huge rally in Madison on Saturday afternoon..."

- snip -

"We're not broke. Wisconsin isn't broke. America isn't broke. We have trillions of dollars in our economy. The problem is the money isn't where it needs to be. Those 400 people - ... upper 1% and their allies - took that money out of circulation. They took that money and it's not there anymore. And they're not being taxed appropriately, and that's why that money isn't there. There's a revenue problem.

That's all there is. It's not because there's debt. There's always debt. If you're making car payments, you're in debt. That doesn't mean you're broke. Wisconsin isn't broke. America isn't broke. The money's just not in the people's hands. It's in the hands of the rich. The rich who committed these crimes back on Wall Street and they got away with it.

I brought these with me (SHOWS HANDCUFFS). I'd like anybody who works on Wall Street, anybody who works for one of the banks, just take a look at this. This is what is coming for you. Because the people aren't going to take it anymore. The people are going to demand justice, they're going to demand that your ass is in jail.

You've taken our money. We want the money back. You've taken our jobs overseas. We want those jobs back. Those are a national resource. Those are not yours to do with as you please. They affect all of us as a society. We have a right to those jobs. We have a right to that money that used to belong to the people of this country.

A million people evicted from their homes, foreclosed, this year. Another million expected this year.

How many...? I want to again, if I can, just address the Wall Streeters and the banksters out there: How many more people do you think you can throw out of their homes before they do revolt?"

- snip -

"It's mostly all northern states. Because the Republican Party, especially, has controlled pretty much the South for the better part of the past few decades, and now they're trying to take that philosophy and claim these northern states. And they will win. They will win, if people don't stand up. The good news is that they really are just tools - the Republicans - for this upper one percent that has all the loot. The good news is that there's a lot more of us than there are of them.... but if we don't act, they will take it away."

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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:56 PM
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1. Worth watching & then post to fb!
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Mark D. Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:07 PM
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34. I'll Post It To FB Too
Notice before the break when he puts the handcuffs down. That's not acting. This is a citizen who foretold much of this, from his earliest issues with GM until today. He's still an optimist, but you can see the frustration. It's genuine the look he has at that moment. A real American, concerned for its future. I've laid this challenge down with fellow FB friends who lean GOP. The ones loudly union bashing. I ask how taking away the rights of citizens, by the government, is somehow 'government staying out of our lives'. How it gives us 'liberty' to take that liberty (to form a union) away. That's when you hear crickets as they desperately realize the checkmate against their 'logic'. Libyans are being blown up by military weapons as we speak. They're not backing down. Per capita we aren't even having one tenth of the protest we need against this theft of our rights.

The biggest indictment of Scott Walker in the call from the fake Koch was the 'priority' it got getting to him, and how long he sat there juxtaposing everything he said to meet the Koch brother's approval. How long he stayed on the phone to do that. How not ONCE did he say anything, or show any concern about putting Wisconsin back to work, about helping the middle class to better. It isn't what they are about. It never will be. We need to remind folks, the easily led armchair warriors watching FOX News and other fictional programming, these people are not your friends. Those fighting for rights you don't even realize you're losing, Michael Moore, the people in Wisconsin protesting. They are, and that's why you'll see the constant attack on them by the right wing. Your real enemy you swear allegiance to every day for the wedge-issue pablum those parasites feed you.
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tylerinthe206 Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:14 PM
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36. i posted this to FB too! :-) show solidarity!
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neobeetle Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:04 PM
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2. Leave it to MOX for putting the vids out
And K&R to Hissyspit for posting!
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:29 AM
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12. Wow
What a helluva cartoon - truly says it all.

K&R
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Cieran_WI Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:14 PM
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3. How about you come back here Michael, we need you for more than one day.
It's not like you can't afford to be on the steps of the capital in Madison for a couple days or even weeks.
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:18 PM
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4. this is
historic !
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:36 PM
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39. its about time but it couldn't happen at a better time
the Republican party and Tea Party are exposed and credibility lost

its War all out war against the American Worker

this I predict will be the Republicans last gasp ...

and Obama's silence speaks volumes

He needs to get up there and participate
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:22 PM
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5. Kick it up, and rec this. I see a new video award. n/t
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Casandia Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:23 PM
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6. Going to Lansing again tomorrow
Michigan is in BIG trouble with this emergency law that was passed.
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Casandia Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:24 PM
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7. Michael Moore is a national treasure
I am so proud that he is a Michigander!!
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:37 PM
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8. Strike! Until this legislation is completely rescinded.
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:26 AM
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9. the protests will be more effective if they go to
GOP headquarters, the limbaugh/hannity radio stations that undermine and attack democracy and liberalism and unions all day.
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:34 AM
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10. i meant if you don't have a capitol nearby
those stations are everywhere!
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:32 AM
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14. All day tomorrow 1000 right wing radio stations across the country will get Walker's back.
All day the national talkers will praise Walker for standing up to the Unions, like Reagan did. Many of the local talkers will, also.

Rush Limbaugh and Beck and Hannity and Levin and on and on with pin medals on him and continue to trash unions and teachers and public sector workers as right wing talk radio has done for the last two decades.

Rush Limbaugh recently called union workers and teachers and public employees bottom feeders and parasites. He and other national right wing talkers not only screen out callers that would disagree with them but some, if not all, may even use paid callers to pat them on the back. And Walker.

Limabugh denies this, as he does global warming.

Whatever happens in Wisconsin, this well established and dominating monopoly of public airwaves, reaching something like 50 million listeners a week, is going to get a free speech free ride for weeks to dampen down reaction to what is happening in Wisconsin and to support other ant-democratic actions like it.

If you want somewhere to protest and your state capitol is too far away or an inappropriate place to protest and you have a group, then consider your local Limbaugh station.

Some are more appropriate than others location-wise, but all are a big part of why we are here now. Tomorrow they will continue the ongoing attack on democracy, reading scripts supplied by corporate think tanks and maybe even getting calls from them.

And your local media might just be tired of getting attacked and threatened by them.

They are GOP power centers and the origin of much of the myths and distortions and lies that have taken America to this time and place. They make national debate based on facts impossible.

Universities all over the country, like the University of Wisconsin Madison, use these very loud global warming-denying, union hating, and racist stations to broadcast sports and they need to start looking for alternatives.

Their local sponsors need to look for better partners in their communities.

As long as these stations keep getting a free speech free ride the Scott Walkers will have that very loud wind in their sails.
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:01 AM
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11. Time for a nation wide workers' strike
and how about we boycott WI corporate produced products and Koch Bros.
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:33 AM
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13. K & R
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Skip_In_Boulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:36 AM
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15. And Michael is right
This is political warfare. Until we start standing up for our rights and causing pain to the ruling class we are going to keep getting more of what we have been getting in this country for the last 30 years.
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:12 AM
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16. Mad Nation
"This Madison movement has turned into a Mad Nation. There are places
all over the country where this is going on. ... The good news is,
there's a lot more of us than there are of them ..."
Michael Moore on the Rachel Maddow Show

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-in-the-news/this...
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USBlues Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:59 AM
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17. This is powerful stuff...especially the handcuffs...
Moore is on fire...livid...and that anger is resonating throughout the nation.

Lets do it people...lets TAKE THESE CORPORATE DEVILS DOWN. It can and should be done.

General Strike nationwaide. Stop buying their shitty toys...stop going to work. This is it...

There are way more of us than them. WE HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THEM DEAD IN THEIR TRACKS.

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spicegal Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:32 AM
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18. I'm going to pull out my copy of Shock Doctrine because this
is what we're seeing. Americans are being blind-sided and are in denial about the GOP agenda, or just how far they'll go to impose it on society. Notice how since Obama has been president, the GOP governors have been wielding power like a club - Texas-threatening succession, Arizona and the war on immigrants, Wisconsin/Ohio- war on unions, and Virginia just passed a horrible bill to restrict access to abortion. These are just a few examples.
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:08 AM
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22. Sam Seder interviews Naomi Klein 02/24/11
__________
Naomi Klein talks about the power of protest on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
February 24, 2011

Listen:http://majority.fm/2011/02/24/thursday-february-24-2011 /
__________
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:03 AM
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31. I have given my copy away! :( dumb...be that as it is, I downloaded
The Shock Doctrine (Documentary). It's very good with lots of time relevant film footage...it was free to download...slow as heck and the video isn't crystal but.....here's a the link I used: http://www.zmovie.tv/movies/view/The-Shock-Doctrine

scroll down to option#2...share.net, as I recall. Footage of Naomi Klein too.
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:50 PM
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33. Sam Seder interviews Naomi Klein 02/24/11
__________
Naomi Klein talks about the power of protest on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
February 24, 2011

Listen: http://majority.fm/2011/02/24/thursday-february-24-2011 /
__________
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:32 AM
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19. Mike kicks ass, and takes names! n/t
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:33 AM
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20. I love Michael and Rachel.
But, I fear he is a a tad overconfident, er, optimistic. The national media is not covering these protests. This is where our power comes from, when people see the groundswell of support. Ohio and Wisconsin protests need to number in the hundreds of thousands.
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:46 AM
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21. Wish he'd actually name and shame the people the handcuffs were for
It's all very well to say "Wall Street should be in jail", but how do you arrest a street? Far better, I think, to publish a list of banksters who deserve to have arrest warrants put out against them.
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:45 AM
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23. 'Sleep Now in the Fire' directed by Michael Moore
RATM: 'Sleep Now in the Fire' directed by Michael Moore

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:56 AM
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24. Deleted message
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:21 AM
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25. K&R
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Mosaic Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:27 AM
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26. How can you deny it isn't class war
I actually watched the segment, just because Moore makes a lot of sense, and it's always nice when corporate media allows some truth and justice to air. Not that they will make it a habit though so I'll keep msnbc off for the most part.
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Swampguana Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:06 AM
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27. BIG K&R
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rabies1 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:35 AM
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28. Scott Wanker et al can say sayonara - they're all going down.
The latest actions of the repulican party in Ohio, Michigan, etc.. sound panic-struck and desperate to me. They know they're losing and that the public wont put up with this garbage anymore. Michael Moore asks 'How many more millions can you expect to kick out of their homes and not have some kind of revolt as a result?'
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:42 AM
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29. Cenk Uygur, Matt Taibbi, Why isn't Wall Street in jail?
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?

Financial crooks brought down the world's economy but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:45 AM
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30. He's absolutely right - that wealth was STOLEN from the people, we need to take it back
Bringing back the 1950's tax rates would be a nice start, but it won't do anything to return the money that's already been stolen.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:39 PM
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32. Kickety kickety kick!
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tylerinthe206 Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:13 PM
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35. THANK YOU HISSYSPIT!!!!
I have been lurking for months and months and months... I check in to DU every day and this is my sanity channel.
As a fellow union member and someone struggling to pay my bills myself, I am just horrified at what is going in the midwest!
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:51 PM
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37. This is indeed "class warfare" initiated years ago against the middle-class workers & small business
by the republicans ideology & agenda financed by the rich and their corporations.....The greedy rich have always waged class warfare against the worker & unions that seek better working conditions wages/salary, health care, pensions and job safety conditions - every human being has a right to NEGOTIATE - bargain for better working conditions.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 03:52 PM
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38. K&R. (nt)
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:39 PM
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40. That was powerful last night, and he's right: This is the ballgame.
This is it. We lose this one, next comes an end to Medicaid, then Medicare, then Social Security.

Then the end of labor laws and one person-one vote. The New Deal is finished if Walker wins (or Snyder in Michigan). Finished.
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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:59 PM
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44. Walker is to the left of FDR on the public employee union bit
Remember, FDR didn't think public employee unions should exist at all.

Federal employees still can't negotiate pay or benefits.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:16 PM
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41. I'd like to see Wall Street firms and the to big to fail bank that made this mess in hand cuffs but
Obama is not going to push for it and I'm sure the statute of limitations is long enough wait for someone else to press for it.
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bucolic_frolic Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:26 PM
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42. We all buy Corporate Products - Should we?
What sort of economic power do the people have? If we cut spending, boycotting Wisconsin or Michigan or Big Brothers' Oil, people lose jobs.

But with the cuts in Federal Spending, cutting spending at home is the only rational choice as we strengthen our households for You're On Your Own - Darwinist Survival of the Fittest.

The money gets passed up the income scale because we buy the products of those companies. Hard to survive without them. But we should all try. Recycle, lend, borrow, buy used, fabricate ourselves, repair, barter, even do without.

There is no perfect choice for progressive consumers. But we can all make better spending choices that suit our own political and moral beliefs.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 07:29 PM
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43. K & R !!!
:kick:
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:14 PM
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45. It can't be said any clearer. It just needs to be done.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 03:20 PM
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46. it doesn't get any better spoken than this - God bless you, MM! U2 Rachel!
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