While Fox News laughs off the "dirty hippies" of Occupy Wall Street, it doesn't hurt to stop down for a second and think about their cause. Slowly, over time, wages have stagnated or fallen, jobs have become more scarce, student debt buries many of Americans, health care is ridiculously unaffordable, no one can obtain a mortgage, and the list goes on. For those in their twenties and even in their thirties, they have every right to say, "This is not what you told me it would be like!"
Sean Hannity, who is in the middle of a 5 year/$100 million contract (ergo, the "1%"), preaches, "If you live in America and work hard, you will succeed." The fact that people are now questioning that premise doesn't make them un-American, it may in fact make them very American. Or maybe the new American.
Are we lazy bums who simply spend beyond our means? Or has the playing field change over the years while we weren't looking. If you don't know someone who busts it everyday but is being buried financially, you don't know many people at all.
And the fear is that it will only get worse for our children.
More "We Are The 99%" photos here.
Edit: And just when I try to be serious, someone has to send me this:
at 10:36 AM