msjennyanthem:

I really hope Andrew never has to choose between treatments and rent money. No one should.

msjennyanthem:

I really hope Andrew never has to choose between treatments and rent money. No one should.

(Source: wearethe99percent, via youthiswasted)

occupyonline:

Congressional Wealth Distribution

Who do you think our senators and representatives are representing?

occupyonline:

Congressional Wealth Distribution

Who do you think our senators and representatives are representing?

(via occupyonline)

stfuconservatives:

sirmitchell:

Quit asking for handouts you lazy hippie scum! Get a job! 

Anyone who makes any sort of claim against the need for Health Care Reform has never been caught in the awful and very literal dead zone between making not enough money to afford care and making too much money to be covered by the state.
-Joe

stfuconservatives:

sirmitchell:

Quit asking for handouts you lazy hippie scum! Get a job! 

Anyone who makes any sort of claim against the need for Health Care Reform has never been caught in the awful and very literal dead zone between making not enough money to afford care and making too much money to be covered by the state.

-Joe

(via stfuconservatives)

occupytheplanet:

MOVE YOUR MONEY

Something to think about for November 5th.

(by moveyourmoneyproject)

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Source: wired.com

Cookie Monster Explains Occupy Wall Street

 "Yes, there always going to be rich and poor.  But we used to live in country where rich owned factory and make 30 times what factory worked make.  Now we live in country where rich make money by lying about value of derivative bonds and make 3000 times what factory worker would make if factories hadn’t all moved to China.

Capitalism great system.  We won Cold War because people behind Iron Curtain look over wall, and see how much more plentiful and delicious cookies are in West, and how we have choice of different bakeries, not just state-owned one.  It great system.  It got us out of Depression, won WWII, built middle class, built country’s infrastructure from highways to Hoover Dam to Oreo factory to electrifying rural South.  It system that reward hard work and fair play, and everyone do fair share and everyone benefit.  Rich get richer, poor get richer, everyone happy.  It great system.

Then after Reagan, Republicans decide to make number one priority destroying that system.  Now we have system where richest Americans ones who find ways to game system - your friends on Wall Street - and poorest Americans ones who thought working hard would get them American dream, when in fact it get them pink slip when job outsourced to 10-year-old in Mumbai slum.  And corporations have more influence over government than people (or monsters).

It not about rich people having more money.  It about how they got money.  It about how they take opportunity away from rest of us, for sake of having more money.  It how they willing to take risks that destroy economy - knowing full well that what could and would happen - putting millions out of work, while creating nothing of value, and all the while crowing that they John Galt, creating wealth for everyone.

That what the soul-searching about.  When Liberals run country for 30 years following New Deal, American economy double in size, and wages double along with it.  That fair.  When Conservatives run country for 30 years following Reagan, American economy double again, and wages stay flat.  What happen to our share of money?  All of it go to richest 1%.  That not “there always going to be rich people”.  That unfair system.  That why we upset.  That what Occupy Sesame Street about”
- Cookie_Monster

Countdown WIth Keither Olberman

Next time I hear about how vets fight to protect our rights, I’ll remember the one they shot in the head for actually exercising them

Awesome example of how occupy movement is creating real world politcy change

(Source: inothernews, via occupyphilly)

occupytheplanet:

“We are all in this together,” says an off-duty cop—let’s call him Jim—who described himself to me as a 99 percenter and supporter of the occupation. Jim says he believes that most of his fellow officers feel the same. “We have no problems with what goes on there,” he says.

And yet he understands that the same group that’s squaring off against him at Zuccotti is fighting for his future. A 10-year NYPD veteran who helped escort people out of the Twin Towers on 9/11, Jim has seen his retirement fund cut in half by a declining stock market, from $40,000 to $20,000. He worries that his kids won’t be able to afford college or find jobs. And he’s frustrated about not being able to talk about it openly. “We’re getting lost in the shuffle,” he says, pointing out that other public-sector unions, unlike his own, have backed OWS. “We are in a union as well, and we are not rich.

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Truth

Truth

Crises of Capitalism Explained

This video was made over a year ago, talked about how people should be really angry at capitalism. Interesting how Occupy Wall Street appears a year later.

John Stewart on the Daily Show: Calling Out the GOP Regarding Occupy Wall Street

Video from Comdey Central’s Daily Show showing footage of GOP representatives and senators telling Americans to “take to the streets” back in 2009 after the financial meltdown. Than condemning the Occupy Wall Street protesters today for taking their advice.

It than goes to clips of GOP members criticizing Occupy Wall Street of pitting Americans against Americans in the present back to clips of GOP representatives and senators calling fellow Republicans to fight against 95% of the population

Double standards at it’s finest

Infograph of GOP candidate Cain’s proposed 9-9-9 tax plan

Infograph of GOP candidate Cain’s proposed 9-9-9 tax plan