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    Do stars like Roseanne Barr, Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have any place supporting these protests? After all isn't the capitalism they are railing against responsible for their own wealth? I don't see them giving all their money away.

    Controversial comedienne Roseanne Barr has her own solution to the financial crisis: behead any wealthy banker making more than $100 million who won't be reeducated.

    In an interview with the RT program “Keiser Report,” Barr said if she were the president, she would bring back the guillotine as a form of justice for Wall Street’s “worst of the worst of the guilty.”

    “I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay back anything over 100 million in personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of 100 million dollars,” she said. “If they’re unable to live on that amount then they should go to the reeducation camps, and if that doesn’t help, then be beheaded.”

    While participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests, Barr argued that if corporations were people, then Goldman Sachs should be executed for committing crimes against American people.

    “If corporations are people then Goldman Sachs needs to be executed for premeditated mass murder, terrorism mayhem & grand larceny,” she wrote on her Twitter page.

    Barr said she would be creating the “Green Tea Party,” under which she would run for “Prime Minister of America.”

    “I'm running 4 Prime Minister of America- my party is the 'Green Tea Party of America'- natural capitalism=bankers can avoid [eternal] damnation,” she tweeted Saturday.

    According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Barr is worth an estimated $80M. When the site called Barr out in a post, she angrily tweeted them "you lying piece of sh**-i said guilty bankers, not non guilty ones! not all rich r guilty including me-u commie."

    Barr’s latest venture – a reality show on the Lifetime network about her working on a Hawaii macademia nut farm – was recently dropped after one season. She is reportedly working on a new sitcom called “Downwardly Mobile.”

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    They are wrong and ignorant, and yes sound very stupid as they don't have a leg to stand on. However, it is a free country and we are allowed to be dumb!
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    Roseanne is a comedienne....her comments all seem to stem from that and not from any sort of realistic or informed social commentary.
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    I think that Roseanne is a bit of a pig. I'm not a fan.

    That said, I'm all for this occupy wall st movement. People are fed up. We are losing the illusion that government can fix anything, and people are rallying for change on their own.

    About time someone in this country got mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I think that Roseanne is a bit of a pig. I'm not a fan.

    That said, I'm all for this occupy wall st movement. People are fed up. We are losing the illusion that government can fix anything, and people are rallying for change on their own.

    About time someone in this country got mad.
    So in your view what exactly are they protesting about and what will it change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So in your view what exactly are they protesting about and what will it change?
    I'm confused ~ is this a debate question?

    I have no idea what it will change. And I'm sure lots of people are protesting slightly different things. I'm not sure why anyone not super rich would be against the idea of public anger in a double dip recession, frankly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I'm confused ~ is this a debate question?

    I have no idea what it will change. And I'm sure lots of people are protesting slightly different things. I'm not sure why anyone not super rich would be against the idea of public anger in a double dip recession, frankly.
    I'm not even close to rich and I'm not mad because 1% of the people in this country are rich. Good for them. They didn't cause the recession. Funny how they don't seem to be mad at the movie stars and pro football players that are super rich and still asking for more money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I'm not even close to rich and I'm not mad because 1% of the people in this country are rich. Good for them. They didn't cause the recession. Funny how they don't seem to be mad at the movie stars and pro football players that are super rich and still asking for more money.
    I didn't see Michael Vick bundling up bad loans and reselling them. I didn't see him making terrible unwise and dangerous investments with his fans money. I don't get how you can relate the two, really.

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    For the record, I *do* think it's kind of ridiculous how much money sports stars/actors/et cetera make. They're not freaking curing cancer, they're basically just playing.

    But totally agree with Melissa, I don't even see how you can relate a banker who has been giving people predatory loans, or making ridiculously risky investments with their money to a sports star. The nice thing about sports stars is that they're basically just playing.
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    Just like anyone else in the country I think stars have a right to protest whatever they want.

    I am all for people occupying wall street if they think it will make a difference. I just dont understand why people that are so opposed to the tea party movement are ok with this. Some of the very people that have been so vocal about their contempt of the tea party movement are very excited about this movement.
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