'Occupy' movement arrives in Las Cruces

Oct 12, 2011 Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News 34

Las Cruces is on the verge of occupation - at least a small-but-impassioned group of residents hope that's the case.

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“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#1 Oct 12, 2011
So, is this only open to people who do not work? I'd love to attend, but...
No Surprise

Los Alamos, NM

#2 Oct 12, 2011
The entitlement folks have nothing better to do.
Joshua A

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Oct 12, 2011
Why are they protesting at a park? Shouldn't they be protesting at a big bank or politicians office? I agree with some of their complaints, such as all of the tax breaks, loopholes, and subsidies given to big corporations but protest to your representative, not quietly in some hidden park.

P.S. Giving tax breaks, loopholes, and subisidies to corporations already making billions in profits is a stupid waste of taxpayer dollars...and is nothing but an ENTITLEMENT for the rich.
An FYI

Los Alamos, NM

#4 Oct 12, 2011
Joshua A wrote:
Why are they protesting at a park? Shouldn't they be protesting at a big bank or politicians office? I agree with some of their complaints, such as all of the tax breaks, loopholes, and subsidies given to big corporations but protest to your representative, not quietly in some hidden park.
P.S. Giving tax breaks, loopholes, and subisidies to corporations already making billions in profits is a stupid waste of taxpayer dollars...and is nothing but an ENTITLEMENT for the rich.
Your understanding of corporations and who actually pays their taxes reflects a high level of ignorance. Therefore, you are qualified to join the ranks of those protesting.
ah yup

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Oct 14, 2011
Joshua A wrote:
Why are they protesting at a park? Shouldn't they be protesting at a big bank or politicians office? I agree with some of their complaints, such as all of the tax breaks, loopholes, and subsidies given to big corporations but protest to your representative, not quietly in some hidden park.
P.S. Giving tax breaks, loopholes, and subsidies to corporations already making billions in profits is a stupid waste of taxpayer dollars...and is nothing but an ENTITLEMENT for the rich.
Sure they could protest at a bank or politician's office - but then then they'd get arrested for obstructing traffic, interfering with business, unauthorized assembly on public property, or some other trumped-up nonsense the cops can throw at the protesters. And the press wouldn't even bother to send a reporter to cover the less-than-gentle police tactics.

Your "P.S." just points out the real Golden Rule - "Those that have the gold make the rules." Any attempts for change that through legislation and court rulings are doomed to failure.
An FYI

Los Alamos, NM

#6 Oct 14, 2011
ah yup wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure they could protest at a bank or politician's office - but then then they'd get arrested for obstructing traffic, interfering with business, unauthorized assembly on public property, or some other trumped-up nonsense the cops can throw at the protesters. And the press wouldn't even bother to send a reporter to cover the less-than-gentle police tactics.
Your "P.S." just points out the real Golden Rule - "Those that have the gold make the rules." Any attempts for change that through legislation and court rulings are doomed to failure.
Obamacare says you are wrong.
Allen

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Oct 14, 2011
An FYI wrote:
<quoted text>Your understanding of corporations and who actually pays their taxes reflects a high level of ignorance. Therefore, you are qualified to join the ranks of those protesting.
I think a lot of people do understand about the taxing of corporations and their owners. That is exactly why so many people are very upset.
When your against Americans participating in pure democracy and siding with big corporations then maybe you had better rethink your position a little. I believe what the Wall Street folks want is for the corporations to keep their money out of Congress. That will never happen unless people say something about it as they are doing now. I salute them.
An FYI

Los Alamos, NM

#8 Oct 14, 2011
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>
I think a lot of people do understand about the taxing of corporations and their owners. That is exactly why so many people are very upset.
When your against Americans participating in pure democracy and siding with big corporations then maybe you had better rethink your position a little. I believe what the Wall Street folks want is for the corporations to keep their money out of Congress. That will never happen unless people say something about it as they are doing now. I salute them.
Corporations are mostly owned by stockholders and those stockholders pay taxes over and beyond what the corporations pay. You need to rethink about keeping your ignorance hidden from view.
Kosher Fank

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Oct 17, 2011
Hey I have an Idea lets go to the park sit around smoking pot and complain about why we have no money. Oh wait, occupy las cruces is already doing that.
Occupant

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Oct 17, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement has a lot more public support than ever did the TEA party movement. We're sick and tired of all of these rich corporations buying politicians and getting favors in return. Big oil, big pharma, big banks. This is the beginning of the end of political corruption and cronyism. Goodbye Pearce, you're out in 2012. And don't come back.
watchdog1

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Oct 18, 2011
No Surprise wrote:
The entitlement folks have nothing better to do.
Keep thinking that way... the filthy rich love it when you do.

“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#12 Oct 18, 2011
watchdog1 wrote:
<quoted text>Keep thinking that way... the filthy rich love it when you do.
Why should someone who worked hard for, or inherited, their money be forced to give it away to someone who refuses to get a job? I think it would be great if all the rich people chose to give to those less fortunate. Many do. But forcing the rich to give to the poor does nothing to benefit anyone. All it does is give the poor more reason to not try to better themselves.
An FYI

Los Alamos, NM

#13 Oct 18, 2011
watchdog1 wrote:
<quoted text>Keep thinking that way... the filthy rich love it when you do.
It's the filthy rich that pays the way for the entitlement crowd and none of them are laughing at the ever growing number of hand outs.

“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#14 Oct 18, 2011
If their beef is with the unfathomable salaries and bonuses big time CEO's enjoy, I'm with them. If they maintain their entitlement posture, to hell with them. The last thing I protested was Vietnam. From there we have been a downward spiral. I believe it is the countdown to agenda 21.
you must be joking

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Oct 21, 2011
An FYI wrote:
<quoted text>Obamacare says you are wrong.
I'm not sure where Obama got the notion that nationalized Romneycare was a good idea, and really don't know what part of his anatomy he pulled it from.

Heck, even Romney doesn't want to talk about Romneycare, or what he would replace it with when (more like an uncertain "if") he becomes President. Romney has stated openly Romneycare was a big mistake in Taxachusetts.
An FYI

Los Alamos, NM

#16 Oct 21, 2011
you must be joking wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not sure where Obama got the notion that nationalized Romneycare was a good idea, and really don't know what part of his anatomy he pulled it from.
Heck, even Romney doesn't want to talk about Romneycare, or what he would replace it with when (more like an uncertain "if") he becomes President. Romney has stated openly Romneycare was a big mistake in Taxachusetts.
I couldn't agree with you more on Obamacare being one bigassed mistake. You missed my point though. Here is it again.

"Your "P.S." just points out the real Golden Rule - "Those that have the gold make the rules." Any attempts for change that through legislation and court rulings are doomed to failure."
Obamacare says you are wrong(I don't think those with the gold made this "rule").
Allen

Santa Fe, NM

#17 Oct 21, 2011
An FYI wrote:
<quoted text>Corporations are mostly owned by stockholders and those stockholders pay taxes over and beyond what the corporations pay. You need to rethink about keeping your ignorance hidden from view.
FYI: Corporations are not mostly owned by stockholders. They are totally owned by stockholders oh ignorant one. Yes people all pay taxes on their income from their shares. However they pay a lower tax rate from income of invested money as opposed to earned income from a job. The wealthy also have access to loop-holes as proclaimed by Buffett. Are you learning something here? What people are upset about is the fact that almost all profits made in this country over the pact couple decades have gone to the very wealthy. These are the people using the loop-holes. You seem to feel that is how it should be and your entitled to your opinion. However 60 to 70% of all Americans do not feel that way. That percentage is rising all the time now. They are asking the well off who have made so much money to help out more and you seem to be against that. They want Corp. America to stay out of the politician's packets. I assume you are among the 1% or else you are the one who is ignorant of the issue here. Even many in your 1% bracket feel they should pay more. The Occupy movement is mostly about making politicans work only for the people and not for special interest. Do you understand now?
An FYI

Edgewood, NM

#18 Oct 21, 2011
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>
FYI: Corporations are not mostly owned by stockholders. They are totally owned by stockholders oh ignorant one. Yes people all pay taxes on their income from their shares. However they pay a lower tax rate from income of invested money as opposed to earned income from a job. The wealthy also have access to loop-holes as proclaimed by Buffett. Are you learning something here? What people are upset about is the fact that almost all profits made in this country over the pact couple decades have gone to the very wealthy. These are the people using the loop-holes. You seem to feel that is how it should be and your entitled to your opinion. However 60 to 70% of all Americans do not feel that way. That percentage is rising all the time now. They are asking the well off who have made so much money to help out more and you seem to be against that. They want Corp. America to stay out of the politician's packets. I assume you are among the 1% or else you are the one who is ignorant of the issue here. Even many in your 1% bracket feel they should pay more. The Occupy movement is mostly about making politicans work only for the people and not for special interest. Do you understand now?
I understand that you are an effing id!ot that failed English and many other subjects. Did you pull those 60-70% figures out of your ahole or out of the sky? Just what gives you or anyone else the right to income earned by others?
An FYI

Edgewood, NM

#19 Oct 21, 2011
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>
I think a lot of people do understand about the taxing of corporations and their owners. That is exactly why so many people are very upset.
When your against Americans participating in pure democracy and siding with big corporations then maybe you had better rethink your position a little. I believe what the Wall Street folks want is for the corporations to keep their money out of Congress. That will never happen unless people say something about it as they are doing now. I salute them.
Does pure democracy entitle you to share the income of others? The Occupy bunch is nothing but a bunch of people who want more freebies.They should be demonstrating at the White House.

Some day when you tire of posting your ignorance on Topix, buy yourself a dictionary and an English book and spend a couple of years studying both. Got that?
Are You Sure

Los Alamos, NM

#20 Oct 22, 2011
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>
FYI: Corporations are not mostly owned by stockholders. They are totally owned by stockholders oh ignorant one. Yes people all pay taxes on their income from their shares. However they pay a lower tax rate from income of invested money as opposed to earned income from a job. The wealthy also have access to loop-holes as proclaimed by Buffett. Are you learning something here? What people are upset about is the fact that almost all profits made in this country over the pact couple decades have gone to the very wealthy. These are the people using the loop-holes. You seem to feel that is how it should be and your entitled to your opinion. However 60 to 70% of all Americans do not feel that way. That percentage is rising all the time now. They are asking the well off who have made so much money to help out more and you seem to be against that. They want Corp. America to stay out of the politician's packets. I assume you are among the 1% or else you are the one who is ignorant of the issue here. Even many in your 1% bracket feel they should pay more. The Occupy movement is mostly about making politicans work only for the people and not for special interest. Do you understand now?
about your statement "However they pay a lower tax rate from income of invested money as opposed to earned income from a job."? Income from investments is taxed according to what type of income it is. For example, interest income is taxed at the same rate as your earned income.

Your view "The Occupy movement is mostly about making politicans work only for the people and not for special interest{sic}." is interesting because the Occupy people are more interested in income equality, aka gimme some of your money because you have more than I do.

Anyone who feels they should be paying more taxes can do so. Are you handing over more than the tax tables specify or are you just expecting others to carry the ball because YOU think it's a great idea?

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