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I Am Tired Of Corporate Greed Running And Ruining Our Country

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    Sad Reality: In America, Even Full-Time Minimum Wage Workers Live In Poverty

    GREED IN AMERICAIf you hold a minimum wage job in America, you will simply never be able to advance to a higher economic level, even if you’re working full-time. That’s what The Guardian stated earlier today, along with the grim proclamation that “the federal minimum wage...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    It’s no secret that the economy is messed up. For starters, income and wealth inequality have been growing steadily since the 1970’s. And with a globalized economy, the owners of the means of production can move those means of production to countries with lower wages. This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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    Big Money Buys Us Elections And Elected Officials

    The Center for Responsive Politics has recorded 402 revolvers in the Obama administration alone and hundreds serving in Congress and different agencies. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a shadow congress with over 2000 corporate members drafting business...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    And the world... Seriously all they care about

    is where they can get their next pay check from. The next thing they can exploit in order to achieve a steady flow of cash to pay their stockholders and just better their pockets. They don't get much regulations and seem to be exempt from the rules of the common folk. I had a...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 10

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    Petition In Support Of Overturning Citizen's United Ruling

    Bernie Sanders is proposing a constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the Citizen's United ruling that gave corporations, both foreign and domestic, complete carte blanche in funding our elections. It suggests (gasp!) that corporations are not people! It goes even further...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    A Canadian'S Version Of David Letterman'S Top 10

    This is what other countries think of us, in this case Canada .Do we look like idiots or what?A Canadian's Version of David Letterman's Top 10 10) Only in America...could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event. 9) Only...
    DanCan1 DanCan1 56-60, M 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    Welcome To The Future

    It scares the crap out of me that sooo many people share this opinion, but are clueless when it comes to percieving their own role in maintaining such a morally bankrupt system. Greed is only fed by the prospect of gain, this gain is only obyained by depriving others of what they...
    IrishJeff IrishJeff 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    11 A courageous young mother Whose life was no

    walk in the park Working so so hard so her kids don't suffer She's my definition of a role model No older brothers or sisters No mama or papa Dreaming of leaving the gutter A beauty queen externally n internally Ageing quick working legally God bless her Life's a test not a...
    shabazz213 shabazz213 31-35, M Apr 16

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    Mcdonald’s Worker Arrested After Telling Company President She Can’t Afford Shoes

    A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children. Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Here is one example: Student loans.

    When someone takes out a loan for college it must be repaid. It cannot be refinanced at a lower interest rate (thanks to Senate Republicans) nor can it be changed or discharged in bankruptcy. Much of the time those are mortgage sized loans that must be paid beginning six...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Am surprised this group lives.

    And glad. And proud. Bordering on happy.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 14

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    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Corporate Greed

    Let me start with a quote from Elizabeth Warren:"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there -- good for you. "But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the...
    OldRacer OldRacer 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Jeff Immelt As Chair Of The Jobs Council: Talk About The Fox Watching The Hen House!

    Forgive my cutting and pasting a letter from MoveOn.org, but this does a good job of laying out why GE CEO Jim Immelt shouldn't be head of the Jobs Council:  It's crazy, but the New York Times reported that while GE made over $14.2 billion in profits last year, they didn't pay...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 14 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    Monsanto~the Root Of All Evil.

    That's all I have to say.
    Dirtydux Dirtydux 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    International

    Why are we more interested in taking care of other countries while so many in our own country suffer? There are homeless, starving, unemployed, and yet we put billions into aid for other countries. I don't want to hear any bullshit about how we do take care of our own. Marines...
    saddleupjep saddleupjep 18-21, F Apr 4, 2013

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    I believe my mortgage was acquired fraudulently,

    does that help me get a modification?
    Misshimmary Misshimmary 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Today, the Supreme Court did it again.

    They reinforced the image of corporations with inalienable constitutional rights. Corporations (at least the closely held ones) now have had their religious freedoms recognized and endorsed. I'm talking about Hobby Lobby, the retail craft and hobby retailer, who objected to...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Elizabeth Warren: The Woman Who Knew Too Much

    THIS IS A MUST READ! People like Elizabeth Warren are really the only hope we have left. She was put through the gauntlet for simply doing her job very well. She is running for senate in Mass, and she needs our support. Elizabeth Warren: The Woman Who Knew Too Much By...
    PHOTMAMA PHOTMAMA 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    Fast Food Workers - McWages

    McResources "Help" Line
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Oct 24, 2013

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    Travel Agent Obliteration

    Me & my travel agent colleagues were bit by the corporate greed bug starting back in 1995. After many many years of receiving 10% commission on all airline tickets sold we were just suddenly notified that our commissions would be reduced by all the airlines. Starting in 1995 and...
    star2092 star2092 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2011

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    Future Jobs Won’t Support Decent Living Standard: Report

    We've been headed in this direction for a long time. Unions busted, good jobs gone only to be replaced with retail and service jobs that offer low pay and poor (if any) benefits. I've been asking the right-wing workers exactly what kind of future they think their kids will have...
    imabear imabear 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Hate To Say I Told You So, .... But

    "The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and the moneyed incorporations." Thomas Jefferson, 1816.
    AngryWhiteMan AngryWhiteMan 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    The Max Gerson Cure For Cancer

    What is very interesting is how many people from Monsanto wind up working for the FDA. The FDA is supposed to protect US citizens from poisons, right? Do enough of your own research and the more you learn the more outraged you will become. This is what is meant by the wolf...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M Sep 17, 2012

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Sep 29, 2013

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    So tired. I see things

    that be wrong. And wonder why others dont. Then get a motel room. And see commercials. And noticed the virus. The creator of republican greed. Not all republicans were bad. But republican got redefined. Its now get wealthy plus tax breaks. Then try to...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    We Are The 99%

    And we are tired of the 1% ruling and dictating where money is and isn't.  http://the99percent.com/ (this is just a really really useful site - sorry it's irrelevant :D )http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/ Spread the word, live out the dream. Talk to people, try to put together...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Oct 21, 2011

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Aug 2, 2013

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    Wake Up And Take A Look.......

     Why is it easier to believe that 150,000,000 Americans are being lazy rather than 400 americans are being greedy!
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 6, 2013

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    "occupy"

    I believe that there is justifiable anger at what's occurred in the United States of America in terms of stagnate wages, decreased upward mobility, wealth accumulation, Wall Street deregulation, mortgage shadiness, and a tax code that benefits the very wealthy & large banks...
    purpleparrot purpleparrot 41-45, F 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    New Study Compares Traders With Psychopaths For Antisocial Behavior. . .

    And the traders came out looking worse.http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisbarth/2011/09/26/new-study-old-news-stock-traders-are-psychopaths/
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 11 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    Sorry It Is To Late

    they have gotten this country so screwed places have no choice but to bring those out side in as even MC d can not find help that want to work and not sit and get paid for nothing thank you NAFTA
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Corporate Greed

    We think of corporate greed as the banks and Wall St. gambling away our college funds and retirement savings in 2009. We think of it in terms of the corporate lobbyists who collectively stuff billions into the pockets of our elected officials to bribe them to represent THEIR...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 7 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    The U.S. Gov't Is Obligated To Work For We The People First And Foremost

    Because The U.S. Govt Is A Monopoly Of Our Currency And They Regulate Our Free Markets, They Alone Control Our Economy, Not Wall Street, Select Financial Institutions Or Corporations!! The U.S. Gov't is CONSTITUTIONALLY obligated to work for We The People, but they truly believe...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 4 Responses May 18, 2011

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    The Death Of The Twinkie: No, It Wasn't The Unions, Folks. . .

    Not mentioned above: While the company was filing for bankruptcy, the Hostess executives received salary increase of $ 7.6 million.
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 20 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Money talks and views vote Greed gets the power

    and it's not working out obviously
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Support Elizabeth Warren's Appointment

    Republicans are doing everything they can to keep the new consumer protection agency from having any power to do what it was created for, primarily by blocking Elizabeth Warren (or anyone for that matter) from being appointed to lead it. Below is a link to sign a petition going...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 3 Responses May 25, 2011

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    You Cannot Eat The Whole Food Supply, Throw It Up And Distribute It As Food

    Sorry about the crude analogy, but that is pretty much how Corporate America works. With the Governments help, they dominate all economic opportunities, and then provide us with mediocre jobs and low wages. And yet the Republicans are still supporting these rich and powerful...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    War, What Is It Good For?

    I was watching "Born on the 4th of July" today. This movie is based on the true story of Ron Kovic, played by Tom Cruise. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for. During the...
    Amantcul Amantcul 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Corporate Greed: UPS To Drop 15,000 Non-union Employee’s Spouses From Insurance Plan

      Boycott UPS and McDonalds!  UPS and McDonald’s may not have much in common, but in the last couple of days they have certainly found common ground in hating the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Well, they love to call it “Obamacare” like most of the Republicans. UPS came...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Aug 22, 2013

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    Most people in corporate easily loose their steam much before achieving their goal/task. Often they say that the goal is too hard to achieve. The simple reason they attributes to...
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    With a f*cking passion. Everyone wants to point fingers at our presidents for the financial collapse but they are just a mouthpiece for the corporations that run the entire world...
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    Seriously, stop your running. I'm only going to beat you with my kindness and stab you multiple times with my love.
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