Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 5, 2011, 7:11 a.m. EST by groobiecat2
from Brattleboro, VT
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Comparisons to the tea party movement will be inevitable, but the two movements really couldn't be more different. Any similarity between the Tea Party's outrage and the rage of the #OWS ends decisively with anger at the bailout. For example, when the Tea Party protests took place, there was a lot of shouting, and then people took their incendiary placards back home after the rally. Not so with the #OWS. They're actually camped out on-site, in lower Manhattan, sleeping, eating donated pizza, and live streaming.
If anything, the #OWS protest is a diametrically opposite counterweight to the main message of the Tea Party, which is to basically cut all government spending (except defense, apparently) and eliminate all government regulation of (or involvement in) the economy and allow free market capitalism to run free and unfettered, while refusing any form of taxation, no matter how reasonable.