October 5, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: A Manifesto

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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men, women, and transgendered—and any other human who is able to elude the tyranny of work for a couple of weeks—are created equal.

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"We gather to be free not of tyranny, but of responsibility and college tuitions. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that a government long established and a nation long prosperous be changed for light and transient causes. So let our demands* be submitted to a candid world.

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"First, we are imbued with as many inalienable rights as a few thousand college kids and a gaggle of borderline celebrities can concoct, among them a guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment and immediate across-the-board debt forgiveness—

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"even if that debt was acquired taking on a mortgage with a 4.1 percent interest rate and no money down, which, we admit, is a pretty sweet deal in historical context...

"...but down with the modern gilded age!.....

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Read the Rest Right HERE: Occupy Wall Street: A Manifesto - Reason Magazine

Posted by Vanderleun at October 5, 2011 3:20 PM
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Who knew there was so much stupid. Looks like I'll live to see America fall.

Posted by: ErisGuy at October 5, 2011 6:40 PM

My daughter, with her bachelor's degree in animation, started working at a bank and hated it, and quit. She got a good part time job as a model, as a waitress, selling donuts, selling coffee. Whatever it took. 2 years after graduating, she still has her debts from school, but she has a job in her field, and yes, you can get a job in animation in your community, believe it or not. Disney isn't the only game in town. She makes much better money, but we help her out with groceries every now and then. Times are tough, but the wages are nought when you are a professionally angry person. Why go to college, if at the end you just go on the dole?

Posted by: Jewel at October 6, 2011 9:22 AM

Stop the Pell Grants and the other taxpayer funded college benefits.
This accomplishes two things:
1) It will force most of these idiots attending to actually learn something about life and pay for the experience.
2) It will put many pointy headed faculty mushwits out of work and unable to foment unrest.

Posted by: Peccable at October 6, 2011 1:05 PM

End all financial aid for college education and the cost of tuition will come down right quick.

(All government aid, that is. I have no problem with private scholarships.)

Posted by: rickl at October 6, 2011 4:33 PM