Occupy Wall St Debate - West Burlington, IA

Discuss the national Occupy Wall St debate in West Burlington, IA.

Do you identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement?

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spot_raven

Edgemont, SD

#1 Nov 24, 2011
I want our political leader to listen to us, not the wealthy corporations. Bail out the people.
Michael P Wagner

Leitchfield, KY

#2 Sep 14, 2012
I support the occupy movement everywhere. If the people really new how close we are to disaster, they would join and become very active locally and globally.
Ex-Democrat

Blakely, GA

#3 Oct 5, 2012
Michael P Wagner wrote:
I support the occupy movement everywhere. If the people really new how close we are to disaster, they would join and become very active locally and globally.
I think if the people really knew how close we are to disaster, they would get jobs, earn and save for their own futures, educate themselves, and work proactively for change by making informed decisions when voting.

I have no problem with peaceful protests. I do have a problem with long-term invasive demonstrations. I work 6 days per week: five at my "regular" job and six (until 7:00 after my regular job on week-days, plus Saturdays) at the small business I partner with my daughter-in-law. I assure you, there are many issues in our country over which I would love to protest, but I have neither the time nor the money to make a public spectacle of myself. When you factor in the interviews where many of the participants had no specific complaint, I do not feel affection for their efforts.

Personally, I would love to have the occupy movement audited for anyone who is receiving unemployment benefits. A stipulation of receiving that money is that you should be actively seeking employment. Not too easy when you sleep in a tent for days, weeks, or months on end.

By the way, this post is from Georgia, so I am speaking generally about the occupy movement, not about your area specifically.

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