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  1. Bill Moyers: ‘They are occupying Wall Street because Wall Street is occupying America — War in Context
    November 4, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    […] News Source on November 4, 2011 Bill Moyers says: The great American experience in creating a different future together — this “voluntary […]

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  2. Julie Perna
    November 4, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    This keynote speech should be published on the front page of every newspaper in the United States. I’ve lived long enough to see the future of this country in such disrepair that I know I won’t live to see it’s rebirth. Very sad indeed for our future generations. Kudos to Moyers…spot on

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  3. Bill Moyers Talk – Politics of the rich dominating the poor » No Time: Twisted Ladders -- the Book
    November 6, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    […] the entire speech at –> Bill Moyers remarks for Public Citizen’s 40th Anniversary Gala « CitizenVox. Posted by Rick Ragan at 5:31 […]

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  4. GregW
    November 8, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    Outstanding summary of the historical events that have led to the current economic situation of the middle class and the growing ranks of the poor within the United States.

    What the outcome of this crisis will be is anyone’s guess at this point.

    Historically Americans have taken to the streets and made radical changes by electing representatives that will listen to their grievances, but for the situation today there is not a historical model to follow. The differences are too many and too ingrained within the system.

    The richest 1 or 3% are holding the cards and the money. We have developed into a society reminiscent of Europe in the Middle Ages. They had revolutions to create more freedoms and more representation, but they did not already have a democracy.

    There is no way to get out of this situation until there is a revolt on a consumer level and that will take a coordinated effort and combined will of the people in general. As long as the people are divided a unified revolt will never happen.

    The only other outcome of this is a complete depression and a return to cottage industries taking hold in the United States. But that will not change the fact that the richest few will have all of the cards in their hands to play with, while the majority of the citizenry will be left holding the worthless receipts and the IOU’s.

    The poor of America will have to pay the outstanding bills and be robbed once again by the richest among them.

    A collapse in the US economy is not a matter of if, but of when, and how soon. And how will the rich react to this collapse? Will they flee the United States for more prosperous foreign fields to conquer or will they remain here and help to rebuild what they so greedily tore down?

    I think that they will follow the money because that is what they have done, and are doing. It is their nature. Why should we expect anything different from them?

    What is going to surprise many corporations is that suddenly the numbers of people able and willing to make purchases from them will be far fewer and fewer.

    In the not so distant future many services that are standard and found in most homes will be considered luxuries. When this happens we will see some major shifts in the focus of the most powerful and the wealthiest of the corporate heads and the Wall Street crowd.

    The shift may be an exodus for many and some may lose everything and join the middle class they helped to subvert.

    It is going to be interesting to watch this unfold, but even more interesting to be a part of.

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  5. Janet Hawk
    December 5, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    The research that Mr. Moyers did for this incredible speech, is thorough and “outs” the greed
    which has taken over our country. In Montana, a frequent TV ad against our current Senator
    Jon Tester, is sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce..still up to getting GOP’s elected to do
    their bidding.
    Thank you, Mr. Moyers, you give hope and impetus to stay involved and pick up the pace to
    take back America from those whose only goal is more money…

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