Sunday, November 6, 2011

'they've all come turning back'

What you see now are moms and dads bringing kids. You see grandparents. You see bus drivers. You see all kinds of people. And you see people who are suffering just complete abject poverty. So it really is quite a quilt, if I may say, of what this country is. And on all kinds of levels, everybody has sort of come together on this one basic issue which is that our democracy doesn't exist when it comes to our economy. And average, every day people don't have a say anymore as to how this economy runs, how it functions, how it effects people's lives. ... People's homes are underwater. They're facing foreclosure. They have been foreclosed. They have been thrown out. 50 million people -- you know all the stats, I don't need to go through this again -- who don't have healthcare. The horrible situation with our educational system. You go down the list and everybody has felt this on various levels and they've all come together now. And I'll tell you what, from what I've seen, there's no turning back. They are not going away. They have had it. They want that -- as I just said over here at the Occupy Denver rally -- they want that boot, that corporate boot, off of their necks."
-- Michael Moore on the Rachel Maddow Show
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

1 comment:

Born Conservative said...

It is interesting how those who do not have the facts to back up their claims say something like, " know all the stats, I don't need to go through this again..." Mr. Moore's claim of 50 million people having lost their homes to foreclosure would only be true if each of those homes had an average of at least ten people living in them. This is based on there having been 4.5-5.0 million foreclosures and short sales in the country from 2007-2011. This is based on the data from:
Then he proceeds to this issue of our "horrible" education system. From what I recall, our education system started the downward slide about the time the Dept. of Education began to operate. So, why would we look to Washington to fix the schools? We keep pumping more and more money into a system that continues to crank out kids that are less educated than before. The answer is not more government intervention, but less.