The rage continues and the anger grows.
With each day that passes it becomes increasingly clear that the movement that started on Wall Street a few weeks ago (OCCUPY WALL STREET) as well as the one continued by WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT is gaining traction across a wider, diverse audience of people who are pissed off about corporate greed, inefficient policies and the politicians who created them, and the direction this country is heading. The movement is about accountability. And in spite of Mayor Bloomberg’s sadly erroneous (and seriously misguided) claim that the protestors are targeting bankers who are “struggling to make ends meet”, the real targets of this movement remain the banks and financial institutions who continue to run roughshod over the 99%. Appropriate that this week Bank of America – the same financial institution that paid zero taxes over the past three years, earned $3 billion in profits, and announced plans to cut 35,000 jobs to increase profitability – announced plans to impose fees on debit card use. Bloomberg, like Trump, exemplifies what is wrong with the elite 1%. We need to kill that myth that banks are in business to lend money and create jobs. That is a fairy tale. Banks are in business to make profits. Nothing simpler than that.
Occupy Wall Street and We Are The 99 Percent are everything the Tea Party pretends to be.