Terrektwo I actually agree with you. I want to find out what other people think. This Ocuppy movement says it's representing the 99% which to me seems a little bit off. I am not part of the 1% but I don't count myself as part of their so acclaimed 99% either. The poverty in the United States is at 13%, but most people living within the poverty statistics have all their basic needs met and then some. A high percentage has computers, internet, cable tv, cars and those homes with children even have game consoles. It seems to me people are protesting because they want more luxuries out of life and a bigger pay check.
I think the problem is that America doesn't know what poverty looks like. I have hardly ever seen people living on the streets and although I know this does happen, it's rare. People have a lot of help from the government. They should go to other countries like those in Latin America where you see whole families living on the streets where they get no help from the government and can't get jobs. That is truly heartbreaking. And although layovers might be hard and mean you have to move to a more modest home, at least you still have a home.
Privateeye 2500 I know people have a right to protest and demand their rights. But what rights are these people demanding? If they have all their basic needs met. I also don't agree with pointing out problems without providing solutions. If you want to make a change then you need to know how you want to go about that change, you need to know what it is that you want not just point out what you don't want. I just think they need to get together and figure these things out and start actually demanding things and providing solutions rather than just pointing out problems. To me, this is a negative approach to things and just balming the rich won't solve anything.