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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Get Solidarity From Unlikely Source: The 1%

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, news, usa, economy, Occupy wall street )

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Fortune went downtown to chat not with the Occupy Wall Streeters, but with the occupied on Wall Street. Surprisingly, they sympathize.


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Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 4:14 pm
Good find, Cal! Thanks!

Ellen m (215)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 7:07 pm
That "empathy bell" being rung by banksters and their cronies has the hollowest sound i've ever me your empathy by donating your bonus's to charity, or better yet, VOTE DEMOCRATE, BUY AMERICAN, ANG GET SOME G.D. MORALS!!!

Carol Traxler (5)
Friday October 21, 2011, 2:12 am
Thanks for the info.

Marco C (31)
Friday October 21, 2011, 2:30 am
What complete bullshit. The wallstreet office moles are not the 1%, never were, never will be. The 1% don't even have an office on wall street. Of course they belong to the 99% even if they are the direct henchmen of the 1% and some of them seem to be waking up to their whoring for those out of control greedy psychotics.

Rita White (55)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:31 am

angela whatley (0)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:38 am
noted thanks for info

patricia lasek (317)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:39 am
Their "empathy" won't make a bit of difference until they change their thieving ways.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 21, 2011, 8:11 am
This article focuses only on the finanacial arm of the movement, noticably leaving out many many other issues. For example, how massive fraud has become commonplace in courts of law and amongst government officials. The cozy relations with finance have moved their members up in the social ladder, at the clear expense of most citizens.

This "movement" has footing due to massive corruption and public officers who refuse to provide the honest services of their office (especially judges).......AND CONTINUE TO GET AWAY WITH IT.

Legitimacy of every part of law, government and finance, and how the "system" works for citizens, is totally at issue

David C (75)
Friday October 21, 2011, 9:22 am
what I still want to know is are those in the 1% really worth that kind of money??? Do they really do that much for society that they are deserving of that much more????? I know that the athletes and entertainers don't.......

Past Member (0)
Friday October 21, 2011, 12:58 pm
Dave, start with Rothchilds 57% ownerhip of the banks that make up the federal reserve and go from there. Does controling the money supply qualify as ...doing that "much for society"? Kinda yea, kinda no. They own the productive assets (debt on almost everything) of the country and the control the currency.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 21, 2011, 1:06 pm

Charles Wallis (111)
Friday October 21, 2011, 1:52 pm
Sure some of the one percent are decent people. All in takes are a few Koch brothers to destroy our democracy.

Bonnie B (103)
Friday October 21, 2011, 3:12 pm
Very interesting, thanks, Cal. I, like many here, am suspicious. I know there are "grunts" on Wall Street, but those are not the ones OWS is talking about, of course. I have worked for rich people, often as a gardener at their lovely beach or country homes. They really cannot empathize with the working class, especially if their wealth is inherited. It's as if their brains are not wired for it. I actually had the Dean of Notre Dame tell me that he could not pay me because he had just bought his mother-in-law a new Mercedes Benz. I, however, depended on my wages to feed my baby! He totally thought that this was a valid excuse. I'm afraid I behaved rather badly. I cursed the Notre Dame football team, they didn't win a pennant for seven years. They don't seem to know that you never get between a mother and her cubs...or the working class and the ability to care for their families.

Alicia N (87)
Friday October 21, 2011, 5:30 pm
GREAT !! thanks

Christopher Fowler (82)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:25 pm
The problem is not the employees, it is the people at the top: the people that make the rules on Wall Street: the people that ask for reductions in rules for WS; those are the people that are the 1%, not the guys that are just working there and are people, just like the rest of us.

Even Bill Gates and a small number of others have asked to be taxed fairly for a change and for Congress and it's party of "NO" to start doing what they were hired for, not continue doing what the 1% have purchased them to have done.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Friday October 21, 2011, 6:45 pm
The greed of the top 1% has to be the 99%. It will take some doing, but we cannot afford to fail. All our efforts must be put into stopping the GOP's defense of these unprincipled financial gangsters. Don't let the GOP dishearten you with all the money, that will be spent in next year's election, from the Supreme's "corporate citizens." Instead, make all that money make you more determined to defeat the republicans in the voting booths.

Bill Eagle (41)
Friday October 21, 2011, 10:05 pm
My credibility is somewhat strained. Some how I find it hard believing that the guys that screwed the public are saying "We screwed you all, but no we are sorry enough to support you..." No way, no way.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday October 21, 2011, 10:49 pm
I would think that the 'grunts' as someone called them have a certain level of anxiety --- they may agree with the 99% but are afraid that if they are open about it, they will be fired.

As for the 1%, or at least the largest portion of them, they are back in form with big earnings, although bonuses will be lower than in previous years. Cry me a river, I'd settle for a modest income since i've been unemployed now for 2.5 years.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 5:55 am
Agreed William that the author does not distinguish the top management from the underlings. There is no lack of credibility becasue the article reports on low and mid level, not upper management. It's reasonable, since most (really all) are part of the 99.
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