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bullshit. Good job.
It's no secret that many, many Democrats make up the 1% that the OWS people claim they're trying to bring down, so it's hilariously ironic when the Democrats tell their "brothers and sisters," to be strong and to fight the good fight.
It's ironic because the OWS people like getting support from their elected representatives, the same people that have benefitted from the perceived flaws of our financial system. It's hilarious because the OWS'ers don't seem to realize this.
What makes all of it sad is the fact that their blindness is being used as campaign fodder. The Democrats had control of the House, Senate, and White House for two years. They kept beating the hope and change drum, and after 2 years of complete control over law-making, what did they change? My guess is that if they were serious about overhauling our economy and financial system, they would have made a more concerted effort to do so.
Why did they suffer such big losses in 2010? Because they didn't deliver on the shit they promised. They kept things largely the same. Yes, Republicans were lock-step in their opposition to the healthcare bill, but that's because they had solid backing from the electorate to do so. Financial reform is something that most Americans can get behind. Liberals and Conservatives everywhere talk about how they think "Crony Capitalism" has fucked everything up.
Sure, the two groups might have opposing solutions for how to fix it, but people want shit to change for the better. My guess is that Congress, filled with many members who are part of the 1% or at least in bed with them, doesn't really want things to change.
And why would they? Not only do they have the power of personal wealth behind them, but they've also got the power of law-making that we've vested them. If the Democrats truly gave a shit about the poor and tired masses, if they really wanted to make meaningful changes, they certainly would have done so in the two years that they had control over the law-making process.
But they didn't. They claim to represent all these disenfranchised people, but they don't do anything about it. It's all a way for them to get more votes. It's easy to call for change when you have no way of actually changing anything. The change bandwagon was filled to the fucking brim of people starving for a brighter future, but when the bandwagon arrived at its destination they were shocked to find that it had never even left the station.
The calls for change among members of Congress all but stopped once they got the power they asked for. Isn't it convenient that the calls for change started getting more aggressive when they lost the power?
To the OWS participants: You're on your own. The people in government who might genuinely support your cause don't have the power to affect any change. Everyone else in government who actually weilds some influence and sway only hold that influence because of the fact that they're in the 1% that you're villainizing.
If you want real change, stop electing the people who are keeping it business as usual. You might think the Republicans are evil and are trying to keep the poor people poor, but you've definitely been snowed by the Democrats who claim to be altruistic champions of the people.