Originally Posted by tonton
As an example, how many Federal employees work for minimum wage? How many don't have a decent health care plan? How many don't have a decent retirement fund? How many times more does the Chief Executive (the President) and other executives (EG Congressmen and Supreme Court Justices) earn than the average worker? What kind of a severance package do failed Federal politicians get when they really really suck at their job?
Why only discuss federal employees? I can tell you in education that crossing guards, aides, and even certain teaching jobs are all considered part time, have no benefits and meager contributions towards retirement if any.
On another note, OWS keeps sounding like they don't like following their own worldview and increasingly they are pissed off that the freeloaders, looters and other elements that are part of the 99%" cause them trouble and harm.
he Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a counter revolution yesterday -- because theyre angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for professional homeless people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.
How exactly does one masquerade as a protester? Are they in-authentically occupying their spot?
Some protesters threatened that the high-end meals could be cut off completely if the vagrants and criminals dont disperse.
Unhappiness with their unwelcome guests was apparent throughout the day.
We need to limit the amount of food were putting out to curb the influx of derelicts, said Rafael Moreno, a kitchen volunteer.
A security volunteer added that the cooks felt overworked and underappreciated.
Many of those being fed are professional homeless people. They know what theyre doing, said the guard at the food-storage area.
Let's check the reasoning here.... The people working are busting their ass. They feel unappreciated and overworked. They complain that a bunch of derelicts are working the system while doing no actual work. They want a means test to make sure that only people who are really doing work get the benefits of the work.
Holy crap, these guys are the Tea Party!
Organizers took other steps to police the squatters, who they said were lured in from other parks with the promise of free meals.
You give away a benefit without qualifications and suddenly you have a lot more people wanting and demanding the benefit. Who would have thought that!
Were not going to let some members of this community destroy the whole movement, a volunteer said.
Judgement, not just pure need is an authentic course of action. Who would have thought that!
Overall security at the park had deteriorated to the point where many frightened female protesters had abandoned the increasingly out-of-control occupation, security- team members said.
Rumors swirled that one homeless man had pulled a knife in a dispute the night before -- and that there had been yet another case of groping.
This is terrible. Next we are going to hear about how the protesters are having to take a second job to afford to move the protests to a better neighborhood to get away from the effects wrought by the first round of protests. Don't worry, we can give the professional homeless a "Section 8" bus voucher to make sure they can follow. I mean they don't really want to be homeless, they just don't have any choice since all the hard working people, their jobs and their businesses will have moved away from people expecting free handouts while acting like criminals. That isn't fair right?
I movement like this talking about fairness and freeloaders.........it's sort of hypocritically hilarious.