MSNBC is reporting that support for the New York-based Occupy Wall Street has gained momentum nationwide.
Protests with names like Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Portland, Occupy Chicago and Occupy Boston were staged in front of Federal Reserve buildings and city halls this week. More actions are anticipated.
Occupy Wall Street started with fewer than a dozen college students spending days and nights in Zuccotti Park, a plaza near New York's financial center. But protesters have joined in in other cities.
In Los Angeles on Thursday, hundreds of protesters took over an intersection in the downtown financial district. Police arrested about 10 demonstrators who entered a Bank of America and refused to leave.
In Portland, Ore., thousands of protesters marched Thursday from Waterfront Park through downtown. Hundreds also gathered in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. Baltimore, parts of New Jersey, D.C. and even Canada are just a few places joining the movement to end greed on Wall Street.
Frustration over the state of the economy and the lack of jobs, while Wall Street and members of Congress conduct business as usual, is spreading, so it stands to reason that the anti-Wall Street movement would spread as well.
The refusal of some GOP members to even consider President Obama's jobs bills is adding fuel to the fire. Why not tax the wealthy? They have the money to contribute. Why should those who have the least suffer the most? If we're doing our part, which includes being chronically unemployed, then why can't they do their part, which might mean fewer bonuses? It's not rocket science — it's common sense and decency.
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