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Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now

A citizen’s duty

Let’s all be clear, people are—now—accusing Obama of giving money to banks, big companies,etc. The F*X Network has done an absolute whitewash of what really happened to us—and our president. This is why people are Occupying public places. We have a duty to petition our leadership and demand that we are heard. When you knock loudly at your neighbor’s home to alert them that their house is in flames, you have to be heard—and seen—to be effective. We have Congress sitting at the curb, in the damn firetruck with not many hands near a hose! This is a disgrace! New faces will be seen in Washington. And soon.

William J. Norris

Naperville, IL

Nov 11 2011 - 5:48pm

Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now

Oil company greed is killing the American recovery

This movement should also include the exposure of the oil companies (Exxon, Chevron, BP etc.) for increasing oil prices in 2008 and 2011 while Americans faced great financial crises and it has been difficult for them to put food on the table. The oil companies have made the greatest profits in corporate history in 2008 and all through the present depression. In fact, the oil companies have always made profits during all American depressions and recessions. More than Wall Street, the exposure of the oil companies’ greed, subsidized by the American people, should be exposed and stopped and should be the focus of this movement.

Ashok K. Singh

Redondo Beach, CA

Oct 9 2011 - 12:00pm