Posts tagged "OWS"

5 lessons from Mom that Occupy protestors need to learn

Leave it to moms to talk sense to Occupy Wall Street  protestors. Columnist Marybeth Hicks suggests that they leave their fantasyland and go “occupy reality.”

Mayor Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street can be entertaining...

…but it’s not helping; it’s looking backwards, not forward, and we should be looking at how to make this country greater. So says Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Farmers are pitching something and it's not hay

Agriculture subsidies amount to little more than a free ride for many farmers that don’t need help. Good or bad times, taxpayers money, piled on top of favorable trade policies and other boons, keeps flowing to sugar, corn, wheat and other growers. Now the agriculture lobby has in its sights the congressional supercommittee that is... Read more »
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Occupy Chicago is right about one thing, but....

Occupy Chicago and other practitioners of those new and spreading protests want us to better understand and empathize with the poor. So let’s work on that. The U.S. Census Bureau provides evidence that America is in the grip of a poverty pandemic, as the occupiers would have it: Last year, more than 15 percent of... Read more »
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