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PROTESTS: Enough already with Occupy camp

Letter by Helen S. Arnestad, Tacoma on Feb. 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | 22 Comments »
February 3, 2012 10:56 am

While I agree that the lower the income, the lower the ability of the person to do more than tread water financially, this Occupy thing is just not working anymore.

You have all said your piece, and for the most part, the citizens living in homes and apartments (and paying for them) agree with you on the need for change.

However, where did you – who do not work for a living – get the funds to buy the nice Carhartt jackets and warm clothes I see in the pictures in the paper? And how do you feed, relieve and clean yourselves if you’re living in a tent in the middle of the city?

What makes you think you deserve to be there and not working? Am I missing something?

I believe in stating your purpose and beliefs in a straightforward and honest manner and for conducting public meetings, including elected officials, for that purpose.

Don’t you understand that citizens need to provide for themselves and their loved ones? No one should be living in an encampment in the middle of the city or on someone else’s property outside the city limits.

As citizens we are all granted life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but it doesn’t come free! Why do Occupiers think they should be able to live rent-free on someone else’s property? How do you go to the bathroom and shower? Of course the downtown workers and dwellers are complaining.

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