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The following story was posted in the "Voice of The People" section of Tuesday's Atlantic City Press. If you get what the Occupy Movement is about, join others in e-mailing a bunch of different responses to The Press and raise some awareness with the ignorant individuals amongst us ... and post a copy of your response as a comment to this article.

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Here is the text of the "Voice of the People" story that was published:


"Can someone explain these Occupy people to me? The only message I am getting from them is: 'Since I am a failure, I want everyone else to fail also. We are going to shut Wall Street down. Why? Because people who work hard and work long hours make more money than me.'

Please put away the signs that say 'Where is my bailout? Need I remind you of the 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, not to mention the food stamps? The millionaires at the big companies said, 'Give me a bailout; I will keep hundreds of thousands of people employed. I will make our stockholders money. I will pay you back.' Which they did. Did you offer to pay your bailout back when you go back to work?

Then there are the signs saying it's not fair that they don't have jobs. Back in my day when we wanted a job we actually filled out a job application. Could someone give me just a ballpark figure on how many job applications the protesters have filled out in the past two months?

Is there any protester out there who could give an intelligent answer and tell me what you need to see happen that will make you say you won, it's over and you can now go home?"


Brigantine, NJ


So, occupiers, what does Steve, and those who are like minded, need to hear?


Richmond Shreve is a citizen journalist and former Senior Editor at He is a published author of fiction (Lost River Anthology, Amazon) and training materials (Instructor Candidate Manual, and A retired (more...)
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