I think we should look at both sides with an open mind.
I agree with the occupy movement about the fact we should not have bailed out the large banks and auto industry for lack of management ability. I agree that larger businesses should not be getting a tax abatement when small businesses have to pay more to make up for them.
Here is where I disagree; how can you complain about lack of jobs when you buy everything at Walmart(the leading proponent of exporting jobs in the US, they even have a full division dedicated to helping their vendors export jobs to china) Why aren't you willing to do the migrant labor jobs when you can not find another job. And for some reason they thing just because you start a business you are automatically rich and ripping off your employees for your personal gain. It seems most people have no idea what expenses are involved in running a legit business.
An those that think this is all about libs vs conservative I think your nuts they are both selling us out.
I agree people need a place to voice their opinions and I think that most city's,Towns etc.. have this.
But our public parks are for the general public. If your pissed at the banks go to their parking lots and voice your 1st amendment. All the power to you.
Make life difficult for the banks and major Corporate Box Stores, but why slum out our public parks ?????
Also demanding that people should just hand over money to you for no reason other then the government bailed them out is not a protest.
If they like they should march on the State and Federal Governments and demand that they force the banks to pay back every red cent they received for tax payers. Theses are methods of forcing change, camping out in a park is not doing anything other then pissing off the average Joe that used the park each day and now can't because it full of dirty stinky freaks
or here's a good one "go to school get an education get a job make a name for yourself and then make change like Martin Luther King or Malcolm X do you think they would have achieved what they did camped out in a park??