What the OWS Movement means

OWS Movement

 


A Patriot is merely a rebel at the start. In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

from John Prince
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4 Responses to What the OWS Movement means

  1. Anonymous says:

    The entire premise, that the “rich” do not pay their fair share of taxes is a false one. Gregory Thomas, the federal and Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said the kind of income disparity that Canadian protesters are parroting from their U.S. counterparts who are occupying Wall Street just doesn’t exist.

    “About 4.4 million Canadians who filed taxes in 2009 each paid less than $100 in income taxes. In the same year, 173,000 Canadians — which is about the size of two Red Deers — paid $28 billion in tax, or $164,000 on average per filer,” points out Thomas.

    According to the Canada Revenue Agency’s Income Statistics for 2009, only 0.7 per cent of Canadians earned more than $250,000 per year but paid 19.7 per cent of the income tax tab. In fact, the 5.7 per cent of Canadians who make $100,000 or more per year pay 44 per cent of the income taxes in Canada.

    When you actually look at the facts, the truth is revealed.

    Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Corbella+Occupy+Calgary+meeting+funniest+things+witnessed+months/5571556/story.html#ixzz1bGYIIOgpne.

  2. John Prince says:

    Having not read the article yet that you refer to I will say this…

    Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

    And as far as your facts are concerned, “Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.”

  3. John Prince says:

    Instead of reading and promoting ‘fluff’, such as the link you provided, read the following and ‘edumacate’ yourself….

    Understanding “Occupation”

    http://www.facebook.com/mycdnprince#!/notes/bruce-dickson/understanding-occupation/10150386700373489

  4. Anonymous says:

    One of the things I’ve seen from people on the right is a derision of the ‘Occupy’ movement in Canada on the grounds that Canada isn’t doing as badly as America.

    There’s a bit of truth to it. Canada fared better in the recession than most countries, thanks to our strong banking regulations put into place be the previous Liberal government (despite the objection of the Conservatives).

    But the issues that are driving people to the streets go much deeper than 2008. The corporate greed they talk about isn’t just the fraud on Wall St.; it’s the decades of repressed wages, the dwindling benefits and vanishing pensions, the shipping of jobs overseas to countries that allow them to exploit workers even more. But worst of all, is the fact that they have bought out our governments; governments that are now more concerned with protecting corporate profits than they are protecting people’s lives.

    We may be doing a little better than the Americans, but that doesn’t change the fact that the quality of life for the vast majority of people has been on a downward slide for a very long time.

    http://watikalemon.com/canadianlemon/2011/10/19/occupy-wall-street/

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