24 Oct
2011
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Imagine that: Greed at OWS

Reports the New York Post:

Even in Zuccotti Park, greed is good.

Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in — but its reluctance to share the wealth with other protesters is fraying tempers.

So the protestors are just regular people!  Not saints or martyrs like we’re taught by the media; and not exactly demons, their disgusting actions and signs notwithstanding.

Quoting a frustrated OWS bureaucrat:

“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request — so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items — and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.

That’s an effective tax rate of 67.5%.  I wonder if they get deductions and allowances.  Maybe direct democracy isn’t the best form of government?

There was always a deep arrogance to this movement.  This just shows what arrogance brings: disappointment and resentment.

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