November 14, 2011

I Don't Understand Occupy Oakland

According to the article "cops dismantle Occupy Oakland, arrest 32, a protester stated the following:

"If they take over the camp, we're going to reoccupy. Our objective is for them to keep spending money. We are not going to stop."

Whose money does the protester think the city is spending? This is not fat cat money, this is taxpayer money. Every penny the city spends related to the Occupy Oakland protest is money that is not going to maintaining and perhaps improving the city itself. The 99% lose out in this protest if the objective is to spend taxpayers' money in this way.