Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 17, 2011, 5:42 p.m. EST by workinggrad7
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It’s about time that something like this has happened; I was asking myself why this was not happening back in 2008? The reason why, in my opinion, the 1% opposes Occupy is because they are afraid they are going to lose what they have. I understand this, however, to all those who stand by the “get a job” slogan need to explain to me how high achieving graduates should pay for their $200,000 education with a $35,000/ year salary working at one of the “BIG” banks, never mind the unemployed, the ones that are employed are struggling as well. Stop acting like getting a job is the solution to all this. Its a much bigger problem, we have moved farther and farther away from manufacturing to a service based industry, outsourced our labor, and have stretched out financial safety net too thin. I have spent my entire undergraduate career studying economics and its plain to see we are struggling as a nation and something needs to be done. We have too long been distracted with breads and circuses and finally the wool is being lifted from our eyes. Good luck Occupy I hope the best for your efforts. We deserve to be heard not shut down.