Sao Paulo, Rio revoke transport fare hikes as protests continue

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brazilisgood wrote:

free busfare would make poor people reluctant because if your riding the bus you probably can;t really afford it or else you would have a car

Jun 19, 2013 4:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
zy-yz wrote:

” . . . overnight demonstrations that led to looting and vandalism . . . and broke windows and ransacked stores . . . ”

” . . . the Free Fare Movement, a protest group that is pushing for free transportation and is one of the chief organizers of the demonstrations . . . ”

This is what happens when official policy is to allocate most resources (tax money) to the do-nothing, smoke pot, drink all day, underclass.

The underclass gets used to free hand-outs and relaxing all day doing drugs and/or drinking and certainly creating millions and millions of illegitimate and unwanted babies (babies who, too, will be sucking up taxpayer money for decades, just like their progenitors . . . certainly can’t call them “parents”).

And so in Brazil you end up with a Favela Society, and in the U.S., you end up with a Ghetto Society. And both countries are inordinately proud that the lowest, basest elements of their countries, end up dominating the whole society and almost all “culture”.

Jun 19, 2013 4:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Krowster wrote:

This is becoming quite a global event. Moreover having the police who are supposed to protect the people, being the ones that are attacking the public. It seems they have forgotten that they represent the people, not the government or special interest.

The crappy part is that is also the same mindset our police force here. They are not interested in protecting the people, they are only interested in protecting the government and special interest groups.

Jun 19, 2013 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
6629moby wrote:

This is what happens when official policy is to reduce taxes for the do-nothing, snort coke, drink and golf all day, upperclass.

The upperclass gets used to not paying a fair share, and in many cases, any share of the national tax burden, and relaxing all day at the country club, creating parasitic trust fund babies (babies who, too, will feel entitled to avoid taxes, just like their progenitors…certainly don’t call them responsible parents).

And so in Brazil you end up with a Polo Club society and in the US you end up with a Country Club society. And both countries are inordinately proud that the elements who inherit but do not earn their money (think Paris Hilton and the Kardashians) end up dominating the whole society and all culture.

Jun 19, 2013 4:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

We are the Brazilian people and we want what are our constitutional rights!
Education
Health Care
Public transportation
Housing
More than anything … We want the end of corruption in Brazil !!!

Jun 19, 2013 5:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

I want to know what is happening in Syria..is the a news blackout or something?

Jun 19, 2013 6:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
D.Blake wrote:

What a stark contrast to the Turkish reaction to general dissatisfaction.

Jun 19, 2013 10:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
zy-yz wrote:

“…both countries are inordinately proud that the elements who inherit but do not earn their money (think Paris Hilton and the Kardashians) end up dominating the whole society and all culture”

Hey, Moby Dick.

Who do you think makes up the biggest audience for the Kardashians and (formerly in the limelight but now faded from view) Paris Hilton, and pours money … twenty-dollar bill, by twenty-dollar bill, into their pockets?

The underclass.

Rushing to buy whatever perfume or cologne or whatever they happen to say they wear in “People” magazine.

The underclass all have cable T.V. in their subsidized ghetto projects (“municipal housing”) and they all get their monthly electronic welfare transfer, and they all talk on their Obama-phones about every installment of :

-the Kardashians and Kanye West and their illegitimate babies (do you really think the upper-middle or upper classes are interested in the Kardashians or Kanye West, except to manage the money they get from their celebrity? The Kardashians and Kanye West are basically singing or acting basketball players)

-the Housewives of any large city

-the Basketball Wives

etc.

People in country clubs are playing golf and counting the money they rake off of … the stupid underclass. The big problem is that the middle class, who don’t make any money off of the underclass, end up having to SUPPORT the underclass via transfer payments.

Jun 19, 2013 11:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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