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#D25 2012 Occupy Wall Street Train Caroling 1

20:00 Dec 25 2012 Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

#D25 2012 Occupy Wall Street Train Caroling 1
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Published on Dec 25, 2012

On December 24th, 2012 a few Occupy Wall Street activists decided to go Christmas Caroling on the New York City subways. They did not ask for any money. All they wanted was to talk about the coming fare hike in march in a most holiday-spirited way. I'm sure you'll recognize the melodies. Enjoy the parodies!

The group did this 5 other times while hopping from train to train, and from train car to train car (those videos will be posted soon). The train passengers were amused by this for the most part. Some even gave applause.

I will be writing a blog post at www.stopmotionsolo.net to talk more about the fare hikes and the day of caroling.

Lyrics:
(Chorus)
Fare hike's here, let's all cheer for new austerity!
Raise prices and cut services for folks like you and me
While some may go to workers and to infrastructure needs
The rise in prices really goes straight over to Wall Street

(Verse)
Interest rates on bonds can be variable or fixed.
Variable rates can carry greater risk.
To mitigate the costs, banks offer interest swaps
It seemed like a good idea but it's really really not

(Chorus)
Two-thousand-eight was not so great for the economy
But interest rates were lowered quite dramatically
So MTA pays interest at four point five percent
Banks return at one point six and pocket the difference

(Verse)
More than a third of train riders in NYC
Make less than twenty-five thousand dollars annually
We're expected to pay this super shady deal
When we're the ones who bailed them out, How can they be for real?

(Chorus)
The fare hike's here, let's all cheer for new austerity!
Raise prices and cut services for folks like you and me
While some may go to workers and to infrastructure needs
The rise in prices really goes straight over to Wall Street!!!

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