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Bernanke and Buffett Talk About Occupy Wall Street

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Posted on Oct 7, 2011
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Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and multibillionaire Warren Buffett spoke to CNN Money about the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Bernanke, who cites the high rate of unemployment and exceedingly slow economic growth, said the protesters “blame with some justification the problems in the financial sector for getting us into this mess.”

Buffett said that though he believes a lot of the protesters are uninformed, “the feeling is real.” —BF


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By EdwardR, October 10, 2011 at 1:06 am Link to this comment
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There is a company called
metalectrique that has technology
which is tipped to be the next
economic trigger. This will allow us
to drive CO2-free electric vehicles
over 600 miles cheaper than gas.

This company has been punished for 6
years because it has the answer the
oil governments don’t want. They
don’t have an answer apart from keep
selling oil, keep killing the planet
and keep ripping us off.

No more tyrants thanks. Let’s make
the change!

Ted

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By blogdog, October 9, 2011 at 11:46 am Link to this comment

yes ‘1%’ is the number - Buffett: “...these folks [on Wall St.] aren’t going to send voluntary checks to the
government…”

of course not, why a 1% Wall Street Sales Tax must be imposed - made mandatory - made the law of the
land - made enforceable with stiff fines and jail time as the punishment for evasion of the tax

better yet, jail time served, sharing a cell with a 300-lb, convicted rapist - no soap allowed - please tell
your friends Mr. Bernanke, your acolytes Mr. Buffett, and all plutocrats in diligent service to their oligarch
masters, that this has been proposed and that it’s being seriously considered

think about it boys… no soap

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By cpb, October 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm Link to this comment

That these two active participants and apologists for the status quot have come forward to address this at all certainly speaks to some success imo.

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By Leo, October 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm Link to this comment
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I would love to be informed by Mr. Buffet!  Please enlighten the mass.

Can Mr. Buffet explain to us why the 1% is amassing so much wealth and the 99%
is suffering?
Can Mr. Buffet explain to us why the country is in so many wars in far off places
killing innocent people while the citizens at home are suffering?
Can Mr. Buffet explain to us how the government got away with starting a war
under false pretences? 
Can Mr. Buffet explain to us why the management of these financial institutions
are being paid billions in bonuses while they are making such a mass of their own
industry, resulting in the suffering?

On and on the public wonders…

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By Robespierre115, October 8, 2011 at 12:13 am Link to this comment

Dionne’s idol Buffet exposes himself for the oligarch pig that he is, claiming the protesters are “uninformed.”

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By tom nenni, October 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm Link to this comment

To Emile Z

Well Said!

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By EmileZ, October 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm Link to this comment

Hmm…

Not much to go on there.

Fuck ‘em!!!

ANSWER THE CALL OF HISTORY

WE’RE TIRED OF A FEUDAL SOCIETY

SHIFT POWER TO THE PEOPLE

AND END CORPORATE RULE

PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY VS. CONCENTRATED CORPORATE WEALTH

WHAT SIDE ARE YOU ON???

SUPPORT H.R. 2990

END THE FEDERAL RESERVE

EXTINGUISH PLUTOCRACY

AND HEAL THE ECONOMY

JOIN US

FUCK THE D.N.C.

I LOVE GAZA

FREE BRADLEY MANNING

END THE ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL OCCUPATION OF AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ

SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE NOW

THE TRUTH IS OFTEN A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW

BUT IT IS ALWAYS THE BEST MEDICINE

YOU WERE SICK

BUT NOW YOU’RE WELL

AND THERE IS WORK TO BE DONE


I didn’t get anything about the environment…. global warming, deforestation, fucking fracking, acidity in the oceans, GMO’s, etc.

I feel downright guilty.

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