The tea bag movement is a combination of nationalists and businessmen. They were given the limelight by moguls such as the Koch brothers and Fox News specifically because they were misguided protestors who were susceptible to manipulation by the very powers they were supposed to be fighting against. I already remember the "Get your hands off my medi-care" signs. In the end they failed to gain mainstream acceptance because their grievances were exclusively right-wing.
OWS shares only one thing with this movement. They are both protests.
OWS is important because it is a stand against a problem that is neither left-nor-right. Corruption in politics. It's a movement that taps into the heart of America's biggest political problem; corporate financing of elections. This is an issue that everyone is familiar with, and one that stands a good chance of changing should this movement grow.
Everyone in America who wants to see an end to the corporate takeover of their government should be in support of OWS.
I am sorry that the American education system has failed to teach you the basics of wealth distribution. Your tax money is being distributed whether you like it or not. The only question is whether you want it to go to the haves, or the have nots.