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8 Responses to “Dylan Ratigan & Prof Bill Black: Hijacking protests for political gain?”

  1. Frilton Miedman says:

    What the hell, why not, it worked for the Koch bros to hijack the tea party…they were able to use the outrage to position their hand selected corporate puppets into the mid-terms which then resulted in a debt ceiling crisis and the first U.S. downgrade in history.

    All the while, claiming it was in the name of “job creation”.

    Now, Koch brothers spokesman, Eric Cantor, has announced an upcoming effort to attempt to link the Koch monopoly to this movement under the label of “fixing disparity”…this should get interesting, I can see it now -”The only way to undo wealth disparity is to give the wealthy a zero tax rate”, “Higher taxes on corporations will create death panels”….blah, blah, blah.

  2. ilsm says:

    When they begin quoting Gandhi………………………..

  3. Greg0658 says:

    open frauds .. good banks* brought down by bad banks* .. here is why the 99% is not quite right .. substitute banks* with people* signing willfully for the money grab*** ie: contracts** that may be tough to completely repay under certain conditions …. now substitute contracts** with pensions (imo corporations willfully collected knowing overseas productions would kill the funds and thus kill so called gravy contracts ie: using said contract float to setup shop)

    *** to buy stuff to partipate in the system and fund wars thru paper shuffles

  4. Greg0658 says:

    BR I’ll save you the ditto work:
    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/10/the-greatest-ows-protest-sign-ever/#comment-589450

    but … “willful errors out of a profit motive” .. errors > really? ie: (contract float to setup shop)

  5. number2son says:

    Greg0658, and don’t forget those deadbeat millenials who’ve foolishly taken on 10′s of thousands of dollars in loans to get a college degree. The joke’s on them because there’re are no jobs for them. And again on them as they can’t, like Donald Trump has done so many times, avail themselves of bankruptcy protection.

    And is anyone else slightly nauseated by Obama’s parroting Dr. King’s rhetorical cadences? Given the ultimate failure of his presidency and his singular lack of leadership at time when we desperately need it, emulating Dr. King in this most superficial way is the ultimate insult to the legacy of one of our nations greatest leaders.

  6. mjfitz9 says:

    It’s nice to see that people are finally realizing this is not a Republican/Democratic issue but the career political class, large corporate (including wall street) issue. The whole 2 party system seems to be to be there to polarize the hell out of the country while laughing all the way to the bank since its a great way to raise money. Both parties are morally bankrupt. Until we have real democracy and real capitalism we will struggle as a country. As a 32 year old I have been beyond depressed about the future of the US but am pleased that this issue is finally being discussed (and that a mainstream media outlet actually aired this interview).

  7. Gabriel says:

    Dylan and Black both are great 99-ists!

    On a side note, I was not too happy to see the clip of people dancing and playing and so on. It feels more like a carnival than a protest. That damages the intent of the movement. But, that’s perhaps just me. Maybe a protest doesn’t have to be sober and sombre.

  8. Gabriel says:

    Dylan and Black both are great 99-ists!

    On a side note, I was not too happy to see the clip of people dancing and playing music and so on. It feels more like a carnival than a protest. That damages the intent of the movement. But, that’s perhaps just me. Maybe a protest doesn’t have to be sober and sombre.