The silent majority is silent no more.
With lightning speed, the movement which began as Occupy Wall Street has spread across the country. It’s now Occupy Atlanta, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Denver, Washington and other big cities.
The Middle East experienced its Arab Spring. This is our American Spring. From coast to coast, the 99 percent are no longer willing to sit back and let the 1 percent walk off with all the benefits.
They’re demanding their fair share: no more tax cuts for the rich, no more tax breaks for corporations that export jobs overseas, no more subsidies to oil companies, no more money spent on nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Unlike the Tea Party, this is a real people’s movement. It’s not funded by the Koch Brothers. It’s not linked to any political party. It’s not based on pampering the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.
Occupy Wall Street is the real thing. A true populist movement. Demanding a fair deal for all American workers and all middle-class families.
Now every politician must answer: Are they for the 99 percent or the 1 percent? It’s time to take sides.
That’s my parting shot for today.