Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 18, 2012, 11 a.m. EST by swkrwithnojob
from Hauppauge, NY
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First I would like state that this movement has many valid and important points, but I must say that I think that, unfortunately, the messages you are all sending are being received as immature and inappropriate. You are in the wrong place. You are protesting at the NYSE, which,for the most part, houses hard working middle class employees. I know this because my husband works on the floor. Yes, he makes a decent living, approx $130k per year with $10k yearly bonus. Now I would not even begin to complain about his earnings at all, but I know that many of the occupiers believe that the "1%" are the people working in that iconic building, and I assure you that they do not! Honestly, you are truly affecting regular middle class people. My husband has been spit on, pushed, harassed and threatened. Many of the occupiers he has try to engage in intellectual conversations have been misinformed, mislead and, frankly, just targeting their own peers. You would have much more of an intellectual impact if you were to inform yourselves with the locations of the REAL 1%, at their offices and homes and inconvenience and disrupt THEIR lives. That would have a much greater impact and you wouldn't alienate those that truly feel much the same as most of the occupiers! Find out where the CEOS of Goldman and BOA and all the other financial, insurance and Union Leaders and Grimy Politicians, School Superintendents etc live and work and occupy there! You need to get it right for this all to work and stop barking up the wrong trees people!