Comments on: The 99 percent comes out to protest Romney in Seattle http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: PetrinaHahn http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423517 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 02:13:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423517 I think the protest was so cute! i really like to see it when folks can get out there and put on a show – yours was awsome. They used to do meltdowns all over my car. My husband at the time was on a Trident. At first I wanted to be able to push things around to defend my husband however he assured me that WA woulde take good care of everything and after a while I got used to the theatrics and actually look them up to see what folks are doing. I just loved the buildings. So cute! Thank you for making things fun.

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By: ilovelife http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423488 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:49:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423488 While I watched cars drive into the parking garage at Mitt Romney’s fundraiser last Thursday night in Bellevue, it struck me that cars are only so fancy… just as you can only have 7 fabulous, expensive dinners a week. As a human, you are limited in what you can directly experience. It struck me that Romney wouldn’t notice if a million dollars went missing. It would actually have no physical impact on what he experiences directly in his life. Would a million dollars impact you?
And part of how he is able to amass this wealth is by liquidating other people’s assets, like their jobs and their pensions. This system is legal, but it isn’t fair. We have an economic system where making profit for shareholders is the ONLY legal responsibility a publicly-traded corporation has. Too often, those profits are generated by exploiting people and poisoning the planet.
And all of that excess profit, the over-the-top-abundance that no living person can ever feel, is being funneled right back into crafting public policies (through unlimited campaign contributions) where it will perpetuate until We the People speak out, stand up and demand a system that is more fair and equitable and most of all, sustainable.
I am deeply concerned about this cycle of maximizing profits for the few at the expense of the many. We are the 100%. All life shares this planet.

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By: GaryMN http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423487 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:36:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423487 Does anyone really believe they represent 99 % or anything ? I truly hope 99% of Americans are not Marxists.

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By: xiran http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423481 Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:59:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423481 Nothing will change in the future; the problem is the diversity in America. The problem that is plaguing America happened in Europe before, only the rich were powerful enough to control politics; slowly the system is being corrupted by the ones who have the money to buy the presidency. These millionaires, and other individuals, that endorse some politicians and help them with thousands of dollars should be banned; there is a need for some laws to curtail corporations and indivduals that use money for their own advantage when it comes to elections or any politician inside the White House.

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By: lolcoolj http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423479 Sun, 04 Mar 2012 18:56:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423479 How come all the “crazy gay stoners” on the west coast actually see what’s happening, the “rich old wasps” on the eat coast ignore what’s happening for money, and the rest of america will do whatever they are told by someone who waves a “god” flag in their face all day? Fear and jealously are used to keep us from uniting against these pigs. When you actually follow which corporations own which others, the picture gets pretty scary, pretty quickly. If Americans weren’t so quick to forget our roots, we would be realizing that the Bastille, I mean, Wall Street and it’s government whores need to be stormed and dismantled by WE THE PEOPLE. How much longer will these things happen, while we ignore the mandate of the constitution to preserve and protect it at all costs? We dishonor all those who have died forming this country, as well as all those who died believing in the lies of warmongers and profiteers of foreign wars. I am so happy that the vets I speak to coming back from the middle east see the lies. They know that at the bottom of the rhetoric, we are killing children to make money. These rich politicians speak of god and christian values, but truth be told, god has no place in such a system. “Thou shalt not kill” was not meant to be a suggestion.

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By: dvick http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423411 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:00:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423411 seattle’s pot smoking hypocrites protesting a conservative.. shocking.

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By: RegisteredRep http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423410 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 02:42:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423410 So of course they protested the President’s fund raiser’s yesterday in the North East right? Oh no? Can you say “Double Standard?” Not my 99%…

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By: solidprinciples http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/02/the-99-percent-comes-out-to-protest-romney-in-seattle/comment-page-1/#comment-423409 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:44:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=39636#comment-423409 Romney visits Seattle & Reuters covers the Protesters. Welcome to the new journalistic standard: If it chants it leads.

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