As a conservative I can empthazie with the Occupy Wall St crowd:

The most recent U-6 figures available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal that 16.2 percent of Americans, or nearly 50 million people, are unemployed or underemployed. Underemployed means that a person has taken on a job with less than full-time hours, or one that offers significantly less pay than a previous position. The current U-6 jobless rate is also among the highest recorded throughout the past year (

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16.6 million Americans were self-employed back in December 2006. Today, that number has shrunk to 14.5 million.

[New home sales in the United States are on pace to set a brand new all-time record low in 2011. This will be the third year in a row that new home sales have set a new record low.

Here comes Occupy Wall St:

"The great thing about Occupy Wall Street is that they have brought the focus of the entire country on the middle-class majority," said George Aldro, 62, a member of Local 2325 of the United Auto Workers, as he carried the union's blue flag over his shoulder through lower Manhattan.

"We're in it together, and we're in it for the long haul."

The protesters have varied causes, but have spoken largely about unemployment and economic inequality, reserving most of their criticism for Wall Street. "We are the 99 percent," they chanted, contrasting themselves with the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.

They have some outrageous, idealistic, unfocused demands, and it looks like it may be hijacked by the far left. However they are bringing attention to the obvious.

I have come to despise the following canned responses (many spoken by conseratives):

* Giving people more unemployment will just encourage them to be lazy.
* These people need more eduation.
* These people need more training.
* You just have to start at the bottom and work your way up.
* You make your own opportunities.
* Here in America anything is possible.

The availablity of opportunity is nowhere like it used to be, these kids know it!

Large corps + Large Banks + Large Government have created a system of nearly complete control over the American public, and these kids know it!

The House and Senate are a Kabuki Theatre, and these kids know it!

The movement probably will probably go away once the outside temps start to drop.