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Would you join a protest ON Wall Street?

The AFL-CIO is set to orchestrate a 10,000-person "march on Wall Street" on April 29, designed to push for several broad and specific actions on the financial regulatory reform front.

The union conglomerate's president, Richard Trumka, in an interview with Politico, described the event as a focal point for populist angst with the financial industry's practices.

"People will be talking, yelling, chanting, and letting America -- and letting Wall Street, particularly -- know that their brand of economics, where the financial economy overshadows the real economy, is no longer acceptable, that we want them to help pay for the jobs that they destroyed," he said.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:07 PM on Apr. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:08 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • no

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • not hardly, even if I lived close enough to get there.

    "that we want them to help pay for the jobs that they destroyed," Are you kidding me?? This is BS, this is propaganda, and what O and his crew want you to think. This way, blaming Wall Street, is so much better for the WH than the people blaming the right people for our poor economy, the people who actually run the country, the admin in the WH. I don't think this protest will go too far. Kinda like the Coffee thing.

    Answer by 29again at 1:21 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • No. I want NO MORE REFORMS NO MORE FEDERAL CONTROL. Wall street is CAPITALISM. Get over it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • NO.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:22 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • YES. Yes I would. Because we gave Wall Street billions of dollars in taxpayers money so they could continue to pay themselves and fuck everyone else over. Because Wall Street is one of the BIGGEST reasons behind this countries financial meltdown. Because they are a bunch of sleeze bags who only care about the almighty dollar and their greed has run down this country.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • anon :23 I think Congress and DC have more to do with screwing over the general public than Wall Street does. People on Wall Street are working for a living, not their fault that we don't earn that kind of money. Congress and the WH is ruining this country.

    Answer by 29again at 1:34 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • No, the unions and the government have done more harm to business then the people on wall street could ever do.

    Look what the congress did to the banks, forcing them to lone money for houses to people that were high risk.

     Look what unions have done to GM and others.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:56 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Who's running Congress and the WH? With half of Goldman Sachs running our Treasury do you really think Congress and the WH are pulling the strings?? No, it's Wall Street and it's been Wall Street for years. And the people we elect keep allowing these bankers and Wall Street to run our country. It's not Republicans, it's not Democrats, it's ALL of them. Clinton, Dubya, Obama have ALL kept Goldman Sachs running the money in this country. Wall Street controls the money so they control the government too. Henry Paulson was the chief executive for Goldman Sachs, he's the one who worked out the massive bailout for Wall Street, the one where the people of this nation said NO to not bail them out. It's like saying Dick Cheney didn't have a personal interest in Halliburton getting gov't contracts. Of course he did. And of course Paulson has a personal interest in Wall Street receiving billions.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Then that shows how corrupt congress is, and how badly we need to clean house there in DC. Starting with the White House, in my opinion.

    Answer by 29again at 2:08 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

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