Occupy Wall Street and Occupy America activists certainly claim that they represent 99% of americans, but more and more americain voices hate this movement, disagree and express their rage more and more outspokingly. For instance, Yvette, denver, says:
"I can't stand these people. "We are the 99%"...really, then how come 99% of Americans aren't protesting along side you? Give me a break. I am the 99% too...guess what, I like capitalism! I don't think it's the government's responsibility to pay our student loans or our mortgages, it's ours. Occupy a job. Work for something instead of having it handed to you. People are unemployed because they don't want to work at McDonald's, it's not because there are no jobs. My boyfriend has a Masters in Mech. Engineering and when he got laid off, he painted houses for a year so he could pay the bills instead of wasting away on unemployment. Those benefits are in place to support people with disabilities, not the 99%. I can't believe these people are so against a system that gives them parks to protest in, cleans up their waste, and provides emergency services when they get hit by a car running amok in the streets. Oh, and Philadelphia do tell..what did Comcast ever do to you? Pathetic."
Yvette, Oackland, wonders:
I wonder how many of these people are living on government handouts anyway that they can sit around in a park all day yet still have money to eat. They protest greed, but they just want more and more and more. And to the people suspicious of the origin of these rioters? Really? A bunch of underprivileged people with (obviously) nothing to lose rioting, starting fires, and breaking windows...yeah, that's never happened in this country. Or the world. Or ever. Please.Peijin Chen, New York, is really angry:
You people have caused nothing but hardship for the rest of us! While we go to work and take care of our families, you people aremaking it harder just to get from and to work, and end of the day, we want to go home, and not be bothered with a bunch of idiots in our way! You're harming small business and those of us who actually have a life. Shame on you self center, self seeking spoiled fools.