The issue is that those shootings are not all against blacks and are not “epidemic”. No its not an epidemic but then again I have never seen a report of police shooting a 12 year old white kid in the suburbs who was carrying a pellet gun, airsoft gun or BB gun. And no I don’t accept the preconceived notion that a 12 year old black kid is necessarily more dangerous than a white 12 year old with the same toy gun.
JROOK, apples and oranges.
How many White 12 year olds in the suburbs, where the crime rate is nowhere near the crime rate of black neighborhoods, are walking around waving toy guns in a menacing way? How many White kids have toy guns with the orange safety tip deliberately broken off? How many black 12 year old kids belong to gangs?
Do the numbers compare equally as a percentage of 12 yr old White kids vs 12 yr old black kids who are committing acts of stupidity like aiming a toy gun at others or reaching for it when a cop pulls up?
[-3] July 22, 2016 at 3:34pm
“The purpose of this video is to show that THIS incident was a good shoot.” BS the purpose of this post was to obtain a bunch of cheap bait clicks from individuals who want to use it as evidence that the claims of unjustified shootings are people stirring the pot. And the only situations where I can accept a policemen shooting a SUSPECT, as they are not convicted of anything at the point of arrest, is when the suspect threatens them or bystanders with lethal force. Police don’t get to use the BS Stand Your Ground defense because they felt threatened. They have weapons, they can call for backup, etc. etc. But thanks for most of you making my point. And as usual Foowhatever… you have nothing of merit to say.
[-14] July 22, 2016 at 3:24pm
Ok let’s just move beyond the fact that you accept what the uncle says because that’s what you want to believe happened. Its not as though the guys fiance and uncle wouldn’t come up with an explanation in order to help the guy. But even if some of what they say is true, in a civilized society you don’t get to beat the crap out of people and put them in prison for saying something offensive. You want to threaten them in order to make them run fine, but beating them to the extent he did is neither justified nor legal. And to think it is legal is to agree with the dozen or so completely innocent individuals in Florida that have been shot and killed by individuals who got off by using the Stand Your Ground law. And the 12 I reference include a drunk college kid who fell asleep on the wrong apartment balcony. In the morning when he attempted to slide the LOCKED sliding door the owner greeted him with a shot gun and killed him. The owner of course claimed he felt threatened by the college kid who was nothing more than a disoriented neighbor. You want to call the police on the kid, fine. But to shoot and kill him before any inquiry or any real manifestation of a threat is a crime, it is not Standing Your Ground.
It is you that needs to move on! Stand you're ground is meant to protect those who are under threat, second guess all you want, the law works! It's easy to say none were not threatened, even when you're head is being bounced on the sidewalk! I would be willing to bet those who were taking advantage of others and got dead as a result of poor decisions,wish they could get a do over! Reality is forever, Baby !
First...bull. The issue about the Muslims being attacked was disproved long time ago. The very fact that these Muslims was at the vehicle gives credit to the defense statement. And if anything only proves a reason to say what ever they need to to help defend themselves. Is acceptable to get the point or lesson across. Since this is also a 'teachable moment'. And seems to be the only thing they understand. Because obviously all the Liberal sex education only made things worse.
JRook...You must live a very protected life. - And it is obvious you have never been in a real your life or theirs. Or protect yourself until they stop aggression. Unless you have just given up to who ever...every single time. But at some point. Your=e will never be able to give enough.
The old saying about the streets being a jungle and war zone is true. Take your rose colored glasses off.
You missed the part where they put their hands on her. I would have ripped the one guys arm off and used it to beat the other one with.
Understand this. People are getting tired of sacrificing their lives and their future. SO people like you can arm chair quarter back and feel good about themselves as others lives are at risk.
The bottom line is. The Muslim...or who ever. They had zero right to even be talking to another person to begin with. And it is funny that you don't see the feminist, the women, the Liberals or others coming to the defense of the women. You know why. Because we have learned in the last month that the women, the feminist, the LGBT community take a back seat to the Muslims in the picking order. Especially when it comes to Obama, to the Liberals, and to the media.
You also forgot this was one person against many. Hence in order to stop something to have to disable one or both of the assaulting people from doing any more damage.
But remember this...until you actually put your life on the line for what you believe. Any opinion seems bogus.
P.S... this is going from someone who has been physically attacked at home. And no more compassion for criminals or the people doing the attacks anymore. But it i funny you never mentioned or defended the women from the 'sexual harassment' she was receiving. ...why is that. Funny how the liberal mind tries to 'NOT' defend their stands of something when confronted with another false premise.
But here is your false premise. You are assuming we live in a “civilized society”. The liberals have been regression the mental and emotionally level of society for a long time.
Also…the civil society is bogus. Only the tools and technology has changed. Just because a cave man can watch tv, and operate a cell phone, and cut their hair. Doesn’t mean they are civilized.
Also…when dealing with some people from 3rd world countries, or from battle torn areas, or older ways of doing things. They are acting civilized.
Remember…that to a very rich person, and a person that has been groomed from birth to be a King for example. You would seem to be ‘not civilized’ ad a cave person to them.
And remember to ISIS…being civilized is cutting peoples heads off. The person left standing in the end is the civilized person. And some people use the legal system to fight with. But the violence and result is still the same.
Only people that can't physically defend themselves are the ones who bring up civilized. As they require others to do the physical abuse.
Poor old JRook the stupid still flows strong from this one.
nonsense, the beating was more than appropriate, it was 2 against 1 first of all, they were assaulting his girl, in some parts of the country thats a disqualification of your rights. they should have stopped resisting faster.
the hate crime was the assault on the girl, after that it was passionate justice.
You just went full retard. NEVER go full retard!
You pull this crap where I live, you don't get a beating, you get shot.
The law and common sense disagree with your mental abortion of a screed.
OK, in order:
You accept what the thugs say because they would never lie and admit they were molesting the girl. Remember, it wasn't just the victims who said they were groping her, but MULTIPLE other witnesses that heard her.
In a 'civilized society' you don’t arrest someone for protecting his people. You want someone to be calm and solicitous when two adult males are attacking your loved one? And you assume they might run, but you've never been in a L/D fight with two unknowns on a deserted site with no support. Beating them to the extent he did is both justified and legal in the US.
I support SYG shootings of your dozen or so completely "innocent" individuals in FL in the commission of assorted crimes. Your drunk (stupid) college kid who attempted B&E earned that load of shot, persisting AFTER being warned off.
In the real world, an "inquiry or any real manifestation" standard will get you and your's dead.
You whine about the "Stand Your Ground" deaths, calling some "innocent", but SYG saves lives of far too many each year for me to sweat a few unconvicted criminals and lethally stupid.
Mr. Rook is the official contrary of the board! You say sky blue he says green! When you live in your basement nekid and afraid, you get that way out of boredom!! LOL
 July 22, 2016 at 3:15pm
If the term evangelical the description refers to evangelical christian then there is no arguement, he can’t be. Because if you claim to be a christian then you have no choice then to accept the bible as the word of god and follow it. Its really that simple and not up for discussion or negotiation. If you don’t want to follow the fundamental text of the christian faith then choose another name for your religion. Its similar to gay individuals who want to change the definition of marriage, you can say all you want but the word has an accepted definition and it isn’t the union between two men or two women. It is beyond belief to me how the ME generation really believes it is all about them and therefor their perspective on things somehow has relevance beyond themselves. The absurd arrogance of ME generation christians to believe and publicly state that they are “more” christian than their parents because they “accepted” JC as their personal savior. As though their parents didn’t do essentially the same thing 1,000 times in their lives through any number of church prayers. This country is going down the tubes because we have an increasing number of selfish individuals who place their own ideology, their own beliefs and their own wants and needs above their community, above their country and above humanities. And rather than be the superior people they think they are, they are nothing more than selfish brats.
JRook, funny but there are loads of evangelicals who got divorced. They still claim the title.
But do Christians who get divorced show pride in being divorced? Do they identify as a devorsee wherever they go. Divorce is a sin, no doubt. But just because you have been divorced doesn't mean you're proud of it or identify with it. That is the difference.
@crowd: The Bible says that to divorce and remarry is to be committing adultery. So every Christian you know that is remarried is actively engaging in sin every morning when they wake, and every night when they go to bed. It's the same sin you remind every 'active' homosexual about, yet for this sin you just seem to sweep it aside. What's it like to be a cafeterian Christian? Picking and choosing your way through life all the while judging others, I want to know. Please tell us. What's the a-la-carte special today?
[-3] July 22, 2016 at 3:05pm
“Maybe the reason the Trumpbots are losing jobs to China is they suck at math.” Check the stats champ, the states where the kids suck at math are the same one’s where the “enlightened” legislators care more about injecting creationism into the curriculum rather than beefing up math. I am one of the independents who voted in the republican primary to insure a sociopath like cruz did not get the nomination. If you think cruz should hold any federal office, then you champ suck at choosing leaders.
[-2] July 22, 2016 at 3:02pm
“Kitty, you and Trump supporters are more dangerous to this country than ISIS.” Ah yes another great example of a group who claims not to be full of hate and not the group that is dividing this country. Leave the attention getting lines for Ann Coulter and the distant wannabee dana loesch. At least fake being educated by saying semi-educated things. If you really believe the large corporations and wealthy give a crap about conservative or liberal then you are so far from understanding what has really brought this country to where it is that it is sad. Since the mid 1980′s its only been about money and unfortunately as witnessed by the criminal acts that brought us the bank bailouts, its been about how much you have and not how you got it. We have the best politicians money can buy on both sides of the isle and the same large corporations and wealthy own all of them.
[-5] July 22, 2016 at 2:56pm
“I like Ted, he’s fine,” Trump said. “I don’t need his endorsement. If he gives it to me, I will not accept it.” This is a great example where Trump needs to table his ego and let the issue be what it was. Now he appears as petty and vindictive as Cruz…. which is not how you differentiate yourself and not how you make it about cruz.
No he is entirely correct when he says Cruz' endorsement is something he needs. A liar and a pledge breaker wont help. Bahahaahaahaahahaah
Can you please quote parts of the speech where Cruz whined?
I heard him congratulate Trump. He talked about Obama and Hilary being bad for the country. He talked about the police being shot down. He told people to vote in November. Who was he asking us to vote for? I would love to know what he said that was whining.
[-6] July 22, 2016 at 11:44am
kate let’s be clear about this… you are actually using your companies bias against Trump, primarily due tot he fact his campaign has not paid you for supportive posts, to get cheap bait clicks. Pretty sad, pretty sad and a clear indication of how low journalism has become.
Junior are you blasting Google? Pimping for Donnie, the lifelong Clinton pimp?
[-14] July 22, 2016 at 11:42am
Probably, but no more than individuals who claim that blacks support the democratic party because of “social” giveaway programs like food stamps, which by the way are lobbied for by large food producers and food suppliers, not the poor. Why, because they get to sell $50 billion in food that would otherwise cause an over supply and drive prices down. It is interesting that hospitals, physicians and pharmaceutical companies accept lower payments for Medicaid patients, but food stamps do not carry a discount. Clearly, that is not something the food stamp recipients lobbied for. Follow the money people and tak10 minutes to actually understand who gets the lion share of federal spending. And its not the poor.
Are you saying that without food stamps the average food stamp user would spend $1000 less per year on food? (47 million receiving assistance divided by 50 billion dollars in food). So without free milk, eggs and cheese, these people would actually spend three dollars less per day at McDonalds?
Yes, there are many scams by corporations as well. But food stamps are real dollars taken from real tax payers.
As for lobbying for food stamps, once they are on the government teat and you can bet they aren’t trying to let go.
Yes, we spend hundreds of billions internationally where we may not need to.
Yes, the federal government has grown exponentially and now tax payers have to pay for federal jobs (unconstitutional, non production, tax eating jobs).
Yes, there is pork spending by most politicians to pander to their constituents.
But if you are trying to tell us that those who are able and are on welfare and food stamps at the expense of the rest of us don’t lobby for that continued sustenance, you can sell that crap elsewhere. We aren't buying it.
Where were you educated at? The school of moronic indoctrination?
No, he is saying that the companies are essentially overcharging the government & taxpayers. By not selling the food at a discount, they are pocketing extra millions of your (tax) money.
Re: if you are trying to tell us that those who are able and are on welfare and food stamps at the expense of the rest of us don’t lobby for that continued sustenance, you can sell that crap elsewhere. We aren’t buying it.
The corporation's lobbyists are better funded, can offer more incentives and cooperation, are better organised...
Sure the welfare Q. are voting their food stamps, but since when does DC really care about voters? If push becomes shove the masses will be expendable and we all know it. The Elites will protect themselves and those like them or useful to them. Anyone else will be left to fend for themselves... or shot putting down the riots or some such.
So, J Rookie, tell us why blacks support the Dem party like lemmings. What other races exhibit that behavior? Some of the worst cities in America have been run by Dems for decades and blacks still vote Dem.
Apparantly no intellectual curiosity. Or is it the constant money train?
[-8] July 22, 2016 at 11:37am
Easy one, good shoot. But this type of story doesn’t change the facts of any situation where the treatment or shooting of suspects is uncalled for and unjustified. And to present a post like this or interpret it as providing any rational to view unjustified treatment or shooting of a CITIZEN is ignorant at best.
No just us! No peas! No just us, no peas!
Sorry Junior, you were saying..?
JR : A two-gunned citizen ?!
The purpose of this video is to show that THIS incident was a good shoot. Please stop "stirring the pot" as things are bad enough already.
JROOK, no one is defending bad police shootings. The issue is that those shootings are not all against blacks and are not "epidemic". The problem is that this shooting, no matter how clearly it was justified, will be included in the numbers of police shooting blacks and then used as propaganda.
I do not like cops but they have a right to defend themselves just like everyone else.
"The purpose of this video is to show that THIS incident was a good shoot." BS the purpose of this post was to obtain a bunch of cheap bait clicks from individuals who want to use it as evidence that the claims of unjustified shootings are people stirring the pot. And the only situations where I can accept a policemen shooting a SUSPECT, as they are not convicted of anything at the point of arrest, is when the suspect threatens them or bystanders with lethal force. Police don't get to use the BS Stand Your Ground defense because they felt threatened. They have weapons, they can call for backup, etc. etc. But thanks for most of you making my point. And as usual Foowhatever... you have nothing of merit to say.
The issue is that those shootings are not all against blacks and are not “epidemic”. No its not an epidemic but then again I have never seen a report of police shooting a 12 year old white kid in the suburbs who was carrying a pellet gun, airsoft gun or BB gun. And no I don't accept the preconceived notion that a 12 year old black kid is necessarily more dangerous than a white 12 year old with the same toy gun.
 July 22, 2016 at 11:26am
Ok well whatever drug your on should be reduced by at least 50%. There is no conspiracy to change fox news into a left wing news outlet and for the real morons in the room, media companies could care less about ideology, deeply held beliefs or bias. They are in the media business to make money. And fox news knew it could not compete head up with the established networks, so it adopted a conservative bias to serve a growing market segment. Seriously, if you actually believe that Ann Coulter, Rush, GB, etc. wouldn’t change their bias and tone if their ratings and sponsors demanded a change you are either delusional beyond hope or again overdosing. Its about $$ pure and simple.
July 22, 2016 at 11:21am
It takes a real journalist to phrase a $20 + million payout as a resignation as though he was not a part of the strategic decision to protect the larger interests and paid handsomely to do the right thing. The powers that be will and Gretchen Carlson and the others will be complicit in making sure no criminal charges are brought against him. Why, because they will be reap a pile of undeserved money also. But hey it makes for a good bait click and makes people pretend that somehow the culture he created and reinforced was unknown to the Murdock’s who were too busy counting the money Ailes was making for them. Trust me if he had delivered two quarters of declining profits he would have been out 10 years ago. This has zero to do with Gretchen Carlson…. but then again she doesn’t deserve the money she will be paid to walk away from the claims.
July 22, 2016 at 11:11am
“Instead of going to Mars, we invaded the Middle East,” he said. “It’s time to end the era of stupid wars and rebuild our country.” This is without question the smartest thing that was said at the convention and reducing runaway military spending is the best weapon against our deficits. And for the low information voters who are going to reference food stamps which actually are welfare for the large food producers and food suppliers (the folks who actually lobby for it) and Medicaid which benefits hospitals, physicians and pharmaceutical companies……do yourself a favor and get informed.
July 22, 2016 at 11:07am
Seriously, is your mind so small that you feel that if a some black police officer used undue force on a white suspect the behavior by these white police is somehow justified. And let’s be clear this site, fox news would report on such incidents if it brought eyeballs or uninformed comments like yours.
July 22, 2016 at 11:05am
Perhaps true and how said it is that you view it in racial terms instead of the actual issue, which is police using undo force on any citizen based on the situation and actions of the ACCUSED. The key term being accused as the polices job is detain and arrest individuals, not judge them, not try them and not sentence them. Until any citizen is convicted of the crime the police claim they have committed or arrest them for, they are a citizen and the fact is the police work for them.
 July 22, 2016 at 10:59am
How said is it that you take a side and make such an ignorant statement based on some notion of ideology. Yea, it takes a really tough cop, armed with a billy club and gun to throw a woman around. Would be interesting to see our reaction if it was two black cops and they treated your wife, girlfriend or mother like this. But of course blacks deserve it though be virtue of their color. Look no further folks if your looking for the definition of racism. Because if you don’t treat this woman as any other individual until she displays some behavior that justifies being thrown around….it is racism. And any intelligent, educated individual of any color will tell you that. Particularly the founding fathers.
BLM is hurting all black people. If you were a cop today with the BLM not only threatening cops but actually killing them, you would behave similarly. Not to mention the many times you would have dealt with the black thugs in the inner city hoods.
My wife and daughter wouldn’t get out of the car when they are pulled over. If they did get out, they would get back in the car when told to do so. When they got back in the car they wouldn’t play games by leaving their feet out of the car. If they did have their feet out of the car they would put them back in when told to so. They would also treat the officer with courtesy and wouldn’t argue with him. If they did happen to get out of the car, play games with their feet, and argue with cop, they would have gotten back out of the car when the officer ordered them to do so. They would not have resisted the police officer when he was trying to arrest them. So… I would not be concerned if this officer pulled over my wife or daughter because they aren't idiots.
White, black, or purple polkadots, everyone ought to know that you don’t exit your vehicle on a traffic stop unless told to do so. Just like the dumbass who ended up hanging herself who wouldn’t put down her cigarette. Follow basic instructions and everything will go smoooth as butter. Belligerent behavior is just going to lead to bad outcomes. Does she act like this at work when her boss tells her to do something?
Cops have tazed 10 year old White girls for biting & kicking.
Like it or not cops, have the authority to due whatever is necessary to achieve control and compliance.
They don't get paid to fight or argue with you.
Sad but true, the alternative is anarchy.
I am sure most cops dread encounters with blacks now.
Blacks are 8+ times more likely to get violent.
Most cops would just as soon not bother.
The courts turn 'em loose anyway.
Why don't we just make all blacks exempt from Honky law.
Then they'd be equal to Barry & Hitlery.
Says the jackass who knows nothing. There is no law that says that you have to remain in your vehicle if the vehicle is safely parked in a parking lot, also no law about having to put out a cigarette in your own car. Police are sworn to uphold current law, not make and enforce their own set of rules. Ever wonder why department heads make the "right" call to fire these people and twerps like you are always "wrong"? Stick to pizza delivery please.
would never happen to my wife or daughter.
We were raised to obey and respect the cops.
The cop was right, blacks, by proportion of the population, are more prone to violence and criminality, not racist, not opinion, fact, look it up!
 July 22, 2016 at 10:54am
Talk about BS, if this was a speech by cruz the blaze would make sure that they presented these fact checks in such a way to benefit cruz and certainly discredit the PRESIDENT. And for those morons who refute the facts as not accurate or true, you are indeed the low information voter that Trump hopes you are. Your are the easy ones to sway. But despite you and your angry mob mentality, I will vote for Trump because he may well indeed demand the large corporations and wealthy begin to care about american half as much as they do their wealth. And will indeed roll back the one sided trade agreements that only benefit the wealthy and demand the congress either cut spending across the board or raise taxes. And not let them take the coward way out most republican state legislators do by raising fees and taxes on the lower and middle class.
Actually, Rook, I won't be supporting Trump. At the same time, I understand that the AP is a leftist organization, and their "fact checks" are spun in a manner that will benefit their liberal agenda. I know it irritates libs when we refuse to believe the false narrative you like to throw up there, but I can live with that.
What does the Blaze have to do with a story by the AP other than report it. Your comment is ignorant.
As for the AP fact check you can tell they are in bed with the progressives, just because the FBI director fails to do his job, does not mean that the most corrupt person in american politics is innocent, and it is a lie to say that using a private server for public sensitive emails is not a crime. Many of the other claims they parse so as to say they are false when on the face are true.
We need to wake up and fire these corrupt hacks, from politics, to the media, to education they are doing nothing but achieving their goal to turn everyone else into serfs to farm their fiefdoms, while they live like kings.
Bingo! I was thinking the exact same thing!
JRook lay off cruz this article has nothing to do with him. second if you learn to read this story was written by AP news not the Blaze. The current president does not need any help in being discredited he is doing a fine job with that all by himself. since it seems we have no real choice we can all hope and pray that trump once in holds true to what he said he would do or as close to it as possible. I am still undecided about my vote I don't want hillary but those who are rabid over trump make it very hard to cast my vote for him.
I would dispute the crime rate as anything BUT up. That is just one point here that is incorrect. Trump did not lie and the feds themselves are tracking the stats. The unemployed and underemployed are again tracked by the feds. The increase in foreign HB and illegal aliens have eaten away the job market. The tax rate in this country compared to the socialist regimes noted is less cause we are not a socialist nation YET! The secretary's of state, noted as not starting the ISIS conflict. Again the feds themselves have published the findings on the backing of our prez in arming the beginnings of ISIS to get the leader of Libia gone, a failed mission. And the results of Benghazi speak for themselves. Who ever believes this crapola is very foolish indeed. Every point is garbage and Trump has again hit every salient point right on the head. Too bad this writer is so obviously a liar! And these people publish this crap like it is truth. What a joke!
Cruz lives rent free in the heads of you, Trump, Trump suporters and the media especially FOX. Donald is the uniting HIS party by picking someone to be slandered and lied about, you are united in hate. If not for that, Cruz would have won, Trump won using dirty tricks, tactics, slander, the National Enquirer, whining and bald faced lies. Using so much effort for so little gain, a proud moment for America. Is Cruz somewhere in this article I missed?
[-3] July 22, 2016 at 10:48am
Perhaps you should spare us the typical ideological knee jerk reaction and actually read what Stewart actually said. And it is spot on. I am supporting Trump primarily so that sociopaths like cruz didn’t get the nomination and a typical politician like hillary who is owned by the large corporations and wealthy don’t control the white house. And if you took 10 minutes to do some research you would realize the the majority of federal spending goes to overpaid defense contractors, overpaid physicians, overpaid pharmaceutical companies, overpaid IT contractors, overpaid infrastructure companies and overpaid food suppliers and producers (food stamps). Yea food stamps which a corporate welfare program lobbied for by the large food supplierd food producers. But then again you wouldn’t know the true if you tripped over it.
The vast "majority of federal spending" goes to social security and medicare, not your usual progressive list of the "overpaid".
Those guys are all overpaid, eh? Did you inspect the invoices and do market research? Did you monitor the time of the IT technicians? Did you review the contract for the food companies to make SURE it was unfair to Americans before declaring it “overpaid”?
Shut up fool! You didn’t even address my rant against the libprog Jon Stewart…Stewart didn’t mention ANYTHING you blabbed about! He was POed that Trump is going to take America back! You are truly a blithering idiot.
And yes, I would know the true if I tripped over it. WTF?
July 21, 2016 at 10:46am
Ah so your reaction is to deflect also and use the relative context argument. The only thing I can give Manafort is that he is not as sleezy as Cruz’s initial campaign manager. You know the guy who was behind spreading rumors that Carson and Cruz had left the race to steal votes in Iowa and Florida. How about you focus on the cowardly psychotics like cruz and kaisch who steal won’t admit they lost and lost big. My support of Trump is rooted in the belief that he will make the large corporations and wealthy support this country and start to pay for the benefits they receive. It doesn’t take a great, capable CEO to move jobs to countries where you can exploit slave labor and hurt community after community in the US. But of course the wealthy folks sitting on the board who benefit from such anti-patriotic reward these CEO’s by elevating their compensation to 300X the average employee, instead of the 30X that existed in the 1960′s.
July 21, 2016 at 10:33am
Duh….. and you don’t think the staffer was paid to take responsibility for the “mistake”. Trump figured out a long time ago that individuals who waste their time watching reality TV shows like dancing with the stars and duck family whatever are low information voters who can be swayed by any catchy phrase that lasts no longer then 5 secs. Having said that, I support Trump because I believe he will start making the wealthy and the large corporations actually pay for the benefits they receive from this country. And stop their never ending, undeserved accumulation of wealth from low and middle class americans. Who do you think benefited when pension plan were abolished? Who do you think benefited when the banks were bailed out?… Seriously, start following the money and get informed.