Occupy Wall Street Whiners: A Bunch of Hypocrites, Morons
I posted the following comment on a Facebook group.
Wall Street is LIBERAL and has been in cahoots with the government, especially the Obama administration. Wall Street received bailout money and that makes it ANTI-CAPITALISTIC. Wall Street is all about CRONY SOCIALISM. Capitalism is NOT corporatism or the merger of government and corporate interests. Wall Street begged for bailout (TARP) money. The Wall Street gangs benefited from it. Warren Buffett who’s now advising Obama on his tax plan profited billions through Wall Street’s Goldman Sachs that received bailout money.
However, there were companies that refused to receive bailout money like BB&T bank and Ford. What happened to those companies that received bailout money like Chrysler and GM? They’re still struggling while Ford that refused to get government money became more successful.
The advocates of capitalism in America (composed of companies, hedge fund moguls, academics and NGOs) protested against government bailout. They mocked the “too big to fail” philosophy of both the bush and the Obama admins.
The leftist thugs thought they’re protesting against capitalism and businesses, but in fact and in reality the real enemy is CRONY SOCIALISM that is WALL STREET! The ignorance and idiocy of the Wall Street protesters have also infected flips in RP.
Free Republic listed 11 reasons why Occupy Wall Street protesters are hypocrites and idiots. They are as follows:
- Occupy Wall Street says that they are angry that the big Wall Street banks “have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give executives exorbitant bonuses.”Well, if Barack Obama and John McCain had not aggressively pushed for the Wall Street bailouts back in 2008, they never would have happened. After Obama took office, he rammed through even more bailouts. The reality is that you could easily call Barack Obama “the king of the Wall Street bailouts”.
- Occupy Wall Street says that they are angry that the big Wall Street banks “have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.” Yet they ignore the fact that 3 of the top 7 donorsto Obama’s campaign in 2008 were the very Wall Street banks that the Occupy Wall Street movement is protesting.Once again, Barack Obama will be taking in huge amounts of money from the wealthy and from big Wall Street banks for his run in 2012.So why aren’t they complaining about that?
- One of the big themes of the Occupy Wall Street protests is the fact that Wall Street has way too much influence and power over the federal government.
- Occupy Wall Street says that it is deeply concerned about the rampant corruption in our financial system.The Federal Reserve is the very heart and soul of our financial system, and yet there has been very little real criticism of the Fedby Occupy Wall Street protesters.If Occupy Wall Street truly wanted to do something about our financial system they would be calling for the Federal Reserve to be shut down.But their hero, Barack Obama, actually nominated Ben Bernanke for a second term as Federal Reserve Chairman and Obama continues to support him 100 percent even after a horrible track record of failures that is legendary.
- Occupy Wall Street says that it is angry that big corporations “have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.”This issue alone should be enough for Occupy Wall Street to call for Barack Obama to resign.The Obama administration has pushed very hard for new “free trade” agreements with Panama, South Korea and Colombia and the Obama administration is currently making the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“the NAFTA of the Pacific“) a very high priority.
The Obama administration has been very aggressively trying to expand the “free trade” policies that are costing us millions of jobs.
In fact, members of the Obama administration run around and openly talk about how there are things that “we don’t want to make in America”.
For example, the following is what U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk recently told Tim Robertson of the Huffington Post about the Obama administration’s attitude toward keeping manufacturing jobs in America….
Let’s increase our competitiveness… the reality is about half of our imports, our trade deficit is because of how much oil [we import], so you take that out of the equation, you look at what percentage of it are things that frankly, we don’t want to make in America, you know, cheaper products, low-skill jobs that frankly college kids that are graduating from, you know, UC Cal and Hastings [don't want], but what we do want is to capture those next generation jobs and build on our investments in our young people, our education infrastructure.
Unions should be screaming bloody murder about this.
But instead they are going to line up behind Barack Obama once again in 2012 like good little sheeple.
- Occupy Wall Street says that the big health insurance companies “have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.”Well, as I have written about previously, the health insurance companies helped to write huge portions of Obamacare. Instead of reducing the power of health insurance companies, Obamacare actually gives them more power and will actually increase their profits. The sad truth is that large portions of Obamacare are virtually identical to a bill that was written by the health insurance trade association in 2009. Under Obamacare, our health care costs will go up even faster and the quality of our health care will continue to go down.
- Occupy Wall Street says that they are angry because the big banks “have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.”Occupy Wall Street is correct about this.So where has Barack Obama been on this issue? The reality is that the Obama administration has done very little about the horrific foreclosure abuses that have been going on.
- Occupy Wall Street is upset that “our privacy” has been sold “as a commodity.”Well, why aren’t Occupy Wall Street protesters calling out Barack Obama for his horrific track record on civil liberties.The national security apparatus that George W. Bush set up has been greatly expanded by Barack Obama.
- Occupy Wall Street is angry that the United States has “perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.”Oh really?Under Barack Obama, the U.S. military has been used as the “police of the world” even more than it was under George W. Bush.Under Obama, the war in Afghanistan was greatly expanded and the U.S. military began bombing the living daylights out of Libya. In addition, under Obama the U.S. military has been conducting air strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.Today, there is a U.S. military base in over half of the countries on the planet and U.S. military spending is more than 7 times larger than the military spending of any other nation on earth.So if “the left” was angry at George W. Bush for what he did, then why aren’t they filled with rage at Barack Obama for his policies?
- Occupy Wall Street is angry that the U.S. has “participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.”Well, Barack Obama did not shut down Guantanamo Bayas he promised to do.So where is the accountability?Under George W. Bush, millions of “evangelical Christians” were cheering for torture.Today, millions of “liberals” are cheering while the Obama administration conducts “enhanced interrogations” of prisoners and performs “extraordinary renditions” in foreign countries.If liberals want to complain about “torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas”, it isn’t the Republicans they should be angry at.
Barack Obama is running our foreign policy, and he should be held accountable for what is going on.
- Occupy Wall Street is angry because the wealthy are not paying their “fair share” of taxes.Well, it is undeniable that many big corporations (such as Obama’s good friends over at GE) quite often get away with paying no taxes at all.But Barack Obama and the Democrats controlled the White House and all of Congress for two whole years.So why didn’t they “fix” the tax code while they had the chance?Could it be that they actually likethe current system?The truth is that our current tax system is so flawed, so complex and so full of holes that it needs to be thrown out entirely.