Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 6:55 p.m. EST by YoungSuccessfulModerate
from New York, NY
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I'm generally concerned to see the recurring theme that individuals associated with the OWS movement are quick to demand greater compensation but not willing to work harder. In one post, a OWS member advocated mandating 6 hour work days and raising the mininum wage to $20/hour. In another post, a OWS member protested the idea of working long hours as unfair. Certainly these are generalizations, and don't describe the movement as a whole, but the general theme which transcends so much of this movement seems to be entitlement. And OWS wonders why so few people take their demands seriously? This derails the movement from what should be a concerted effort to promote political transparency, entrepreneurship, a free and fair financial and legal system, government accountability, and a legislature which reflects the will of the people and the needs of the country.
The movement should be about reforming government, not a sense of entitlement and jealousy over other people's success.