Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party

By Paul Hastings • Pictures • Nov 3, 2011

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Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party

Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party


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  1. Budda

    Almost completely wrong. The movement’s dissatisfied with Obama as well. Replace the constitution? Why is it last night at a rally, they were reciting the first amendment? I challenge you to find any 10 tea partiers and 10 OWS and compare their knowledge of the constitution to one another. I bet you’ll be surprised. They aren’t looking to take money from the rich, but they do want the money from the government bailouts that went to pay CEOs back, and they want the money out of politics. The free market failed in 1929. And the deregulation caused it to fail in 2008. We need to keep the businesses under control so they don’t completely rig the system to screw us over for profit, worse than they already have.

  2. MK

    I agree, this is almost completely wrong. The protestors don’t want to tax anyone into oblivion, they just want everybody to pay their fair share. They also want the law to be applied equally to everyone: If a common, middle-class citizen commits financial fraud, he gets convicted, but if a banker does it, he goes free. As for wanting other people’s money: The middle class is paying taxes, therefore a share of the money raised from taxes belongs to them. Their complaint is against the rich people who use loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. As for “breaking the system” and “replacing the Constitution,” the sentiments I’ve seen have instead run along the lines of making some sorely needed amendments. The Constitution has been amended many times, and there’s no reason to consider that treason. Improving the Constitution makes our country stronger, and it’s unfair to demonize those who think it could stand some improvements. Advocating healthy amendments is just another way to show your patriotism for your country.

  3. Roma

    You forgot to mention for the Tea Party that we also REALY want and stand for:

    1) Restoring Constitution with ONLY the first 10 amendements
    2) Allow slavery, no women voting, and no child labor laws
    3) Increase tax on working poor and middle classes but cut tax for the rich
    4) Corporate handouts of unlimited money to our politicians is okay
    5) We are racist, sexist, and facist
    6) Cut all social safety nets and give that money to corporations, except Social Security
    7) No money goes to federal government
    8) Let states have all the power. Confederate States of America!!!
    9) Let corporations control our government, make it Corporatism*
    10) Only fix part of the system that the coporate overlords allow
    11) If Obama moves right, we must move farther right
    12) Grover Norquist is our God and our pledge to not raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires is more important than the Constitution
    13) We must portect the coporations, even at the cost of American lives
    14) Are jealous that OWS is a geniune grassroot movement
    15) Blame everything on Obama and Lefties
    16) Ronald Reagan didn’t raise taxes and compromise, even thought he raise taxes 12 times and asked the nation to compromise
    17) Liberty and freedom!!! Except when I say so.
    18) Free Market everything, even though not a single nation in history has been about to entirely go free market
    19) No money for public services. I’ll fight my own house fires and pave my own roads and highways.
    20) Use the argument, “I know you are but what am I!”

    * “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power” – Benito Mussolini

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