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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 09:12 AM
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10,000 Protesters Turn Out To March On Wall Street, Call For Millionaires Tax

Organizers called for the reinstatement of the state's "Millionaire Tax," and ending subsidies for companies that don't actually create jobs. They called for Bloomberg to "make the banks pay":

Thousands of teachers, social workers, union members and more took part in a march Thursday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans for wide-ranging budget cuts -- and against the Wall Street bankers they blame for the city's budget woes.

Activists reported that the NYPD had arrested several marchers, but the demonstration took on a mostly joyful cast, with colorful signs, raucous chants and even a stilt-walker.

The May 12 Coalition's organizers promised a big turnout of more than 10,000 marchers, and while immediately pinning down the crowd's size proved difficult, at least that number turned out.

Demonstrators from the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) alone, which faces more than 4,000 teacher cuts if Bloomberg's budget is enacted as is, numbered in the thousands.

Rev. Al Sharpton, UFT President Michael Mulgrew and an array of city councilmembers and state elected officials laid the blame for the budget cuts squarely at Bloomberg and Wall Street's feet.

"Wall Street recovered, hedge funds got stimulated, and now they want to lay off teachers and close day care centers," Sharpton said. "We're going where they sent the money," he said of the march.
http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/10000-protesters... -

was it covered in the media, hell no. get a couple of teabaggers dressed up in funny costumes, and they get a press conference.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 09:33 AM
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1. Sasha - that link doesn't work.
:shrug:
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 09:36 AM
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3. sorry
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 09:35 AM
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2. Here's a link that does work...
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 09:41 AM
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4. more of this!!! MORE OF THIS!!!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 09:48 AM
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5. Solidarity. Nt
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 10:21 AM
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6. K&R for visibility.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 10:32 AM
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7. K &R
this country had better get its priorities straight...sooner rather than later. We can't afford to add more to the already uneducated teabaggers.
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TimLighter Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 11:09 AM
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8. One of the real benefits of this tax is that the cockroach
Limbaugh sold his condo and fled NY to avoid paying his fair share of his precious dollars. I'm sure NY is a better place without him and his scumbag ilk.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 11:29 AM
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9. He still broadcasts in NY, so NY is not without him. nt
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 01:19 PM
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10. I saw in another post that only "hundreds" showed up
:sarcasm:

SHUT IT DOWN! That street needs to be barricaded closed with DAILY protests and demonstrations. And ROWDY and LOUD ones at that.
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 12:04 AM
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12. Absurd top tax table ends at 378,000
Why not another whole bracket structure, from 378-1 million, from 1 million to 10 million,from 100 million on up, higher taxes on each one. All income should be subject to the federal income tax, not allowing those who make their money with money, or get options, or buy and sell art to get away with a 15 percent rate on their dollars.
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 09:22 AM
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26. Yep. The key is not buying into the supply side bullshit
of starving the government of revenue in order to limit the size of government. Since Reagan that idea has become DOGMA, kind of like the Ten Commandments. And we need to support heresy in this case.

Good to see your post again, mike. Hope everything is well.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 12:33 AM
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13. I K&R this thread and your post!
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tinwi Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 07:56 AM
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22. Seriously that IS what needs to be done
To the extent that business is disrupted and media CANNOT ignore it. Actually, I think they would go with UFO sighting shuts down Wall St than actually report and real people protesting
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 09:18 AM
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25. I wouldn't doubt it..........
UFOs would be less threatening to the capitalists on the Street than THOUSANDS of proles out there EVERY day. I think the key phrase is that "business is disrupted". That way it wouldn't really matter as much whether the media took notice or not because that IS the key. Keep them from doing business as usual.

At some point though, if you're loud enough and rowdy enough, you'll get coverage. ESPECIALLY if you ALSO take it to the Faux Noise HQ and eventually to ALL of the media HQs. They're all based in NYC after all.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 11:37 PM
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11. K&R n/t
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 12:35 AM
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14. K&R
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 05:54 AM
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15. I like the idea of an extra tax for millionaires
It would be good to selectively use the tax code to unlock the hoard of cash the wealthy are withholding from the economy.
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 05:54 AM
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16. K&R
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 06:51 AM
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17. My daughter was
there, luckily she will not lose her job because of a law for special ed teachers, but she was standing with all her fellow teachers. Bloomberg is an ass, why doesn't he give back some of the 16 billion he has reaped since becoming mayor of NYC.
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F Bastiat Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 06:53 AM
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18. They must want everyone to leave NY.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 07:03 AM
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20. Who are "they"?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 07:02 AM
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19. K & R!
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 07:54 AM
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21. k&r n/t
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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 08:11 AM
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23. K&R
:patriot:
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 09:04 AM
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24. MSM ~ Chirp,chirp chirp
this is the first I heard of it!
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 09:57 AM
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27. My daughter just told me
That the police redirected the rally to split them up.
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