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It is just not right that to lose a job is so punitive.”

John Reat, a 62-year-old unemployed information technology manager, said he came from Ohio to put his demands directly to John Boehner, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Reat should remember that when the next election rolls around.

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Working people, we are at war, please make no mistake about it. We are under attack by people who put profits ahead of everything else. Working people bear the greatest burden and receive the least for their efforts. And our political representatives work for the same people who are to blame for how bad things are.

It is time that we, working people of all nations, push back and demand that our governments represent us instead.

If you think that this is only the business of a few thousand activists, then you are missing the forest for the tree. This is about all of us and if we don't take this war seriously soon, working people all over the world will suffer even more than they do today.

So get interested, get involved and let's demand change!

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Okinawamike.

"Mr. Reat should remember that when the next election rolls around."

You are clearly more optimistic than I am. GOP or DEM in the US, does it really fix things for working people? The GOP we know for certain doesn't. But the DEMS show no stomach for the necessary conflict to change things. Both parties work for the establishment and not for us. It is time for new parties and real change.

This, by the way, applies even more to Japan. Both major parties are a waste of space. We need a new political movement focused not on political party nonsense, but upon change and support of the working classes.

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The OWS movement is not going away.

GOP or DEM in the US, does it really fix things for working people?

Once people demand and elect candidates who will truly work for their interests, the candidate's party will not be so relevant. It takes too much money to get elected today and so the politicians are beholden to those who fund their campaigns -- and that isn't ordinary working people.

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On Thursday, protesters plan to hold a day of prayers and speeches from religious leaders.

Separation of state and religion guys...

Why are you bringing in the religious evangelists?

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@TKOIND2: "Working people, we are at war, please make no mistake about it. We are under attack by people who put profits ahead of everything else...."

Well said!

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Oh yes, we have an economic crisis and this very crisis was made possible by the American people including the occupiers themselves.

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Useful idiots, like most Obama supporters.

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