Thursday, November 24, 2011


NEW YORK (AP) — During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

In my opinion, the heaviest financial burden has fallen upon us -- the already over-burdened taxpayers of the USA! It is our law enforcement agencies who have been burdened with trying to keep the mobs under control and less dangerous to local businesses and innocent bystanders. Obviously, the costs have escalated in New York City and Oakland, CA., where the mobs have been the most violent.

The AP gathered figures from government agencies in 18 cities with active protests and focused on costs from Sept. 17 through Nov. 15, the day protesters were evicted from New York City’s Zuccotti Park.

According to Jim Nolte (, the "AP survey did not attempt to tally the price of all protests but provides a glimpse into costs to cities large and small. Broken down city by city, the numbers are more or less in line with the cost of policing major public events and emergencies. In Los Angeles, for example, the Michael Jackson memorial concert cost the city $1.4 million. And Atlanta spent several million dollars after a major snow storm this year. But the price of all these mob-protests is rising by the day along with taxpayer ire."

Nolte goes on to note:  "This 'cocktail napkin' report only looked at 18 cities, and only at direct costs that are easily documented. A more complete number would need to tally sanitation costs, economic losses suffered by local businesses, lost tax revenue from the lower economic activity and the lost productivity from workers who have suffered longer commutes to and from work, to name just a few. Still, the report goes a long way in showing that the Occupy crowd really is the new Entitlement Generation. They can have their drum circles, but we are left to pick up the tab.

"The plan is a simple one. The path to Obama’s second term requires that enough voters forget that our current economic woes are the fault of a failed President who enjoyed two years of having every single item on his wish-list passed by Congress. And so the idea was to create Occupy in order to give the MSM (mainstream media) the cover they desired to spend every single day up until the election talking about greed and income inequality in order to blame both for the stagnant economy. The hope was that by repeating this message incessantly, enough voters could be convinced that Wall Street, and by extension, evil Republicans, were to blame for our chronic unemployment, record deficits, and stillborn economic growth. President Obama who?

"Fortunately for America, this plan has not only failed miserably it has backfired completely. Thanks to the rise of New Media and our unwillingness to let the MSM’s lies, bias, and cover ups stand for even one more day, Occupy is in its death throes and might take the President and Democratic party down with it. First and foremost, we uncovered the lie that Occupy was grassroots and then we exposed every Occupy rape, poop, death, overdose, old woman thrown down the stairs, attack on a police officer, and public acts of masturbation. In the process, public opinion turned against the Occupiers and as a result these Leftists have started doing what the Left always does when they lose … have a tantrum.

"The president also compares the protesters to the Tea Party. 'In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party.'  I must have missed the part where the Tea Party  people were crapping on the street . . ."  "Obama says. "Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them.” (Duh!)

"Don’t let the MSM get away with lying to you. Obama and the Democrats are all on record endorsing, embracing, encouraging and emboldening Occupy Wall Street."

In closing I ask, have you ever heard an occupier tell you what they really want? I haven't. You have to ask what it would take to satisfy them? They need to go home. They need to get a job, occupy a desk somewhere. But, they do not want to work. No, the Entitlement Generation want US to work so they can SHARE our wealth. And, we do! We work and pay taxes. If only the Occupy Mob would share our Work Ethic -- and pay taxes like we do!

This information was garnered from AP and from Big