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Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street protestors decry the high rate of social and economic inequality, diminished opportunities in employment sectors and political corruption happening in United States. The protestors claim that they are the 99% against the 1% affluent. How true this figure is a matter of debate. According to the protestors, the intensifying unemployment, income stagnation, and spending cuts are hurting the “99 percent”. The protestors are dissatisfied with the measure taken by the government to pull the economy out of the recession and further accuse the wall street of holding the government hostage. The 1% evades paying their tax. The recent bail out is seen as calculated move by the Wall Street to privatize profits and socialize losses. The protestors are informed that when the companies owned by the super rich were in the blink of collapsing, they turned to politicians whom they had installed in government to bail them out using tax payers’ money.
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