Here's Another 99% Whiner Who Needs a Reality Check

We Are the 99 Percent is fast becoming my favorite source of entertainment. While some the pictures are genuine, thought-out, well-spelled and touching, the majority are of spoiled brats with absolutely no concept of reality. Like this young lady.

So, what do we have here? A 20 year old still at home who can't mooch off mom's health insurance and - OH GOD! - is "forced" to take birth control because she can't afford a family. Right. Try not fucking people, it works wonders for keeping the kids at bay, sweetheart.

When I was 18, I packed the hell up and got the hell out. You know, like 18 year olds do. I took my tax refund check and bought a one-way bus ticket to Reno, Nevada, packed two backpacks and found an apartment in the Sunday newspaper the morning I got to town. I think I paid $250 in rent (granted, this was in 1999), and lived with a weird sign-maker/bounty hunter who was sleeping with this married chick but damnit, I was on my own and it was awesome. I am by no means a model citizen but at least I got then what kids are supposed to do when they're old enough to vote.

The saddest part is these people have absolutely no clue how ridiculous they are.

Like this idiot holding a Post-it note (made by known capitalist pigs 3M Corporation) wearing comical fake glasses likely made in some Chinese sweatshop (thanks, capitalism, for importing those for us!):

Do you really hate capitalism? Who do you have to thank for whatever computer program you used to turn your shitty photo into lame retro? Who made the damn sticky note in your hand?

I mean let's not even start on the fact that they obviously have Internet connections and webcam-enabled computers if they're taking pictures of themselves to send to the site. I get that it's hard out there but really? Try real sacrifice and call me the fuck back when you're ready to be serious.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Anonymous said...

He was an under secretary of the treasury and he does not see capitalism, he wrong?

September 26, 2011
When There's Nothing Left to Lose
Saving the Rich, Losing the Economy

Economic policy in the United States and Europe has failed, and people
are suffering.

Economic policy failed for three reasons: (1) policymakers focused on
enabling offshoring corporations to move middle class jobs, and the
consumer demand, tax base, GDP, and careers associated with the jobs,
to foreign countries, such as China and India, where labor is
inexpensive; (2) policymakers permitted financial deregulation that
unleashed fraud and debt leverage on a scale previously unimaginable;
(3) policymakers responded to the resulting financial crisis by
imposing austerity on the population and running the printing press in
order to bail out banks and prevent any losses to the banks regardless
of the cost to national economies and innocent parties.

When consumer debt could rise no further, the large fraudulent
component in mortgage-backed derivatives and the unreserved swaps
(AIG, for example) threatened financial institutions with insolvency
and froze the banking system. Banks no longer trusted one another.
Cash was hoarded. Treasury Secretary Paulson, browbeat Congress into
massive taxpayer loans to financial institutions that functioned as
casinos. The Paulson Bailout (TARP) was large but insignificant
compared to the $16.1 trillion (a sum larger than US GDP or national
debt) that the Federal Reserve lent to private financial institutions
in the US and Europe.

In making these loans, the Federal Reserve violated its own rules. At
this point, capitalism ceased to function. The financial institutions
were “too big to fail,” and thus taxpayer subsidies took the place of
bankruptcy and reorganization. In a word, the US financial system was
socialized as the losses of the American financial institutions were
transferred to taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

"I took my tax refund check and bought a one-way bus ticket to Reno, Nevada, packed two backpacks and found an apartment in the Sunday newspaper the morning I got to town"

Not every kid is you (which might have something to do with why I like you). I'm on a Billy trip today. And, you got everything, aahhh, but nothing's cool....

Anonymous said...

when you're 21 and still your mother makes your bed....

Anonymous said...

....will get you by tonight...

Anonymous said...

So you pick a few boneheads with weak arguments...does that mean the problem or dissent is unwarranted?

Currency Wars: European Debt Crisis and the Next Phase of Global Finance

Make no mistake. The United States wants Europe to bail out its deeply indebted nations so they can repay what they owe big European banks. Otherwise, those banks could implode ­ taking Wall Street with them. (And this is why the Fed is helping to finance the arrangement with eurodollars which are no longer tracked as part of M3 - Jesse)

One of the many ironies here is some badly-indebted European nations (Ireland is the best example) went deeply into debt in the first place bailing out their banks from the crisis that began on Wall Street.

Full circle.

In other words, Greece isn’t the real problem. Nor is Ireland, Italy, Portugal, or Spain. The real problem is the financial system ­ centered on Wall Street. And we still haven’t solved it.

Anonymous said...

"Try not fucking people, it works wonders for keeping the kids at bay, sweetheart"

that's not an acceptable alternative for many of these folks. They've grown up in households and in a culture that pushed a "you CAN & SHOULD have it ALL" mentality. It's like trying to have Christianity and Heaven WITHOUT having Lucifer and Hell.

Anonymous said...

"...does that mean the problem or dissent is unwarranted?"

Not at all. In my opinion, it is overdue. It should have been happening back when the bubble was forming but that's when many people were fat, happy and smug. My question is "why now?" for some of these folks. Do you think it is really "just a few"?

malus Diaz said...

Occupy Wall Street: Prosecute the Fraudsters.

Least that's what I would say if I wouldn't lose my job, tazored, maced, and arrested.

Anonymous said...

This kid sounds pretty informed...

Occupy Wall Street Protester End the Fed!

Anonymous said...

Just finished my jog to the Arch and through Kiener Plaza and I think I have stumbled onto an answer. Remember all the wonderful public works projects going on in the 30's? A project suited for the available labor.