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Occupy Wall St. vs Fox News

Jesse LaGreca talks about his encounter with Fox News.

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Anonymous

Pathetic. Parroting that FOX/idiotic crap about 50% of the people in this country not paying any income tax. OF course its true, because a VAST MAJORITY of these people don't make enough money to qualify to pay taxes. They are deemed to be too poor to pay taxes. This is the country you want to live in? And every one of those 50% with jobs has contributed taxes to FICA and Social Security - 7.5%. Which is a lot more than the very rich contribute, because their contributions are capped and limited. And all of the 50% pay regressive sales taxes.

"possessions and food well in excess of their basic needs..." Try telling that to someone with serious health issues and no medical insurance. The primary cause of bankruptcy and financial ruin in this country is health care bills.

You have no sense of decency for your fellow man. Shame on you, you poor rich man.

Anonymous

Pathetic. Parroting that FOX/idiotic crap about 50% of the people in this country not paying any income tax. OF course its true, because a VAST MAJORITY of these people don't make enough money to qualify to pay taxes. They are deemed to be too poor to pay taxes. This is the country you want to live in? And every one of those 50% with jobs has contributed taxes to FICA and Social Security - 7.5%. Which is a lot more than the very rich contribute, because their contributions are capped and limited. And all of the 50% pay regressive sales taxes.

"possessions and food well in excess of their basic needs..." Try telling that to someone with serious health issues and no medical insurance. The primary cause of bankruptcy and financial ruin in this country is health care bills.

You have no sense of decency for your fellow man. Shame on you, you poor rich man.

Anonymous

It's the progressive tax structure is what keeps half this country from paying income tax. Not income inequality. The poor in this country have things that the middle class in other countries do not. The left/anarchist/anti-capitalist wing of this country amazes me with their lack of personal accountability. As some one currently living "under the poverty line" in America, I have full faith in the free-market system. I if work smarter/harder/longer than the guy next to me, I'll be more successful in the end. If I don't work hard then it's no ones fault but my own. Not some random wall street guy I've never met. Stop complaining and enter life children.

Anonymous

It's the progressive tax structure is what keeps half this country from paying income tax. Not income inequality. The poor in this country have things that the middle class in other countries do not. The left/anarchist/anti-capitalist wing of this country amazes me with their lack of personal accountability. As some one currently living "under the poverty line" in America, I have full faith in the free-market system. I if work smarter/harder/longer than the guy next to me, I'll be more successful in the end. If I don't work hard then it's no ones fault but my own. Not some random wall street guy I've never met. Stop complaining and enter life children.

Anonymous

Even the poorest of this country have far more in living standards than a huge percentage of this planet.

Anonymous

Even the poorest of this country have far more in living standards than a huge percentage of this planet.

adegen

How incredibly ironic! ... a physician, a member of the most inflationary profession annually for years of the American economy, unwilling to even consider his moral obligation to perhaps assume a slightly larger share of responsibility to save a plummeting, top-heavy financial infrastructure from total collapse. How can you NOT be disturbed by the grotesque disparity in wealth distribution that leaves 30 to 40 MILLION people without healthcare (or dispute the need to somehow provide medical services to the disadvantaged and disenfranchised as recently approved by Congress)? How do you reconcile your presumed training and instincts to heal when 1 in 6 people are unemployed? When MILLIONS have lost their homes? There is something frighteningly wrong with the evident absence of a conscience displayed by someone who worries about the unseemliness of people sleeping on park benches when the very survival of our nation and our planet is at stake. Has he ever considered the level of desperation that it must take to find yourself sleeping on a park bench?

And how infuriating to hear a "healer" hide behind the fake outrage of seeing poor people with their media-induced pacifier "toys" like smartphones. Yes, they may be stupid and suckers for buying into the consumer-based economy mythology, but I would like to know what model and year car(s) HE and his family owns. I would like to know the square-footage of his home and the location of his neighborhood. I would like to know the cost and choice of HIS latest vacation. I would like to know where he buys HIS suits and how much HE justifies paying. He acts as though the "99%" want to strip him of all he has acquired, when virtually all tax proposals merely want to roll back the exorbitant excesses of the Bush years to the rates that existed as recently as the Clinton presidency. I don't recall doctors being noticeably impoverished under those tax codes and we had a federal budgetary excess to boot - obviating the whole limit the spending ceiling nonsense paralyzing our Congress from taking appropriate re-constructive action in the process.

He rails against the apparent fact that 50% of the population pay no taxes. Does he know that the top 2% (in fact the top 500 extended families!) have more wealth than the bottom 150 MILLION? In what Universe is this calculus remotely fair or justifiable? Does he know that even in the rest of the developed capitalist countries (such as Great Britain) there are LAWS limiting the ratio of owner to worker pay scales? How obtuse and uncaring from a simple sense of shared public welfare have we deviated with this kind of hyper-individualism and self-entitlement when millions are at risk?

Doctor, if your medical knowledge and compassion are reflected in your inane, uninformed and self-justifying babble, I pity your patients and hope they will survival your cold, clinical lack of fundamental empathy for your fellow humans.

adegen

How incredibly ironic! ... a physician, a member of the most inflationary profession annually for years of the American economy, unwilling to even consider his moral obligation to perhaps assume a slightly larger share of responsibility to save a plummeting, top-heavy financial infrastructure from total collapse. How can you NOT be disturbed by the grotesque disparity in wealth distribution that leaves 30 to 40 MILLION people without healthcare (or dispute the need to somehow provide medical services to the disadvantaged and disenfranchised as recently approved by Congress)? How do you reconcile your presumed training and instincts to heal when 1 in 6 people are unemployed? When MILLIONS have lost their homes? There is something frighteningly wrong with the evident absence of a conscience displayed by someone who worries about the unseemliness of people sleeping on park benches when the very survival of our nation and our planet is at stake. Has he ever considered the level of desperation that it must take to find yourself sleeping on a park bench?

And how infuriating to hear a "healer" hide behind the fake outrage of seeing poor people with their media-induced pacifier "toys" like smartphones. Yes, they may be stupid and suckers for buying into the consumer-based economy mythology, but I would like to know what model and year car(s) HE and his family owns. I would like to know the square-footage of his home and the location of his neighborhood. I would like to know the cost and choice of HIS latest vacation. I would like to know where he buys HIS suits and how much HE justifies paying. He acts as though the "99%" want to strip him of all he has acquired, when virtually all tax proposals merely want to roll back the exorbitant excesses of the Bush years to the rates that existed as recently as the Clinton presidency. I don't recall doctors being noticeably impoverished under those tax codes and we had a federal budgetary excess to boot - obviating the whole limit the spending ceiling nonsense paralyzing our Congress from taking appropriate re-constructive action in the process.

He rails against the apparent fact that 50% of the population pay no taxes. Does he know that the top 2% (in fact the top 500 extended families!) have more wealth than the bottom 150 MILLION? In what Universe is this calculus remotely fair or justifiable? Does he know that even in the rest of the developed capitalist countries (such as Great Britain) there are LAWS limiting the ratio of owner to worker pay scales? How obtuse and uncaring from a simple sense of shared public welfare have we deviated with this kind of hyper-individualism and self-entitlement when millions are at risk?

Doctor, if your medical knowledge and compassion are reflected in your inane, uninformed and self-justifying babble, I pity your patients and hope they will survival your cold, clinical lack of fundamental empathy for your fellow humans.

Anonymous

dude, your are a socialist! In a free America, all American, including you, can have compassion or not for any individual. Rolling back the tax rate to clinton years will only solve the deficit problem if the SIZE and SPENDING of government was also rolled back to the same time period. You all need to get your money back for your disgracefull educations. You college kids, and it does not matter your age, were all taught to ignore logic, and think emotionally. Your were taught to be fools and usefull idiots.

Anonymous

dude, your are a socialist! In a free America, all American, including you, can have compassion or not for any individual. Rolling back the tax rate to clinton years will only solve the deficit problem if the SIZE and SPENDING of government was also rolled back to the same time period. You all need to get your money back for your disgracefull educations. You college kids, and it does not matter your age, were all taught to ignore logic, and think emotionally. Your were taught to be fools and usefull idiots.

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