If you actually talk to those protesters involved in the Occupy movement you will start to hear a few common threads.
1. Affordable healthcare. It's time the American people get a healthcare plan that does not favor corporate insurance agencies and big business over the people.
2. More jobs. The Joblessness issue needs to have an end. The people are willing to work. They need jobs.
3. Home stability. Many of the posts dealt with affordable housing and the growing homelessness rate.
4. Affordable education. The second highest loan debt in the nation is education debt. WTF?
5. Credit card debt relief. Banks were bailed, automobile manufacturers were bailed...the people were not bailed. The people are pretty damned mad about that.
Some argue these people involved are going about it all the wrong way by simply showing up and protesting. They say they need to work within the system to see the change. The thing is the system we have today, this system is fucked. Forgive me, friends who don't like harsher swears, but there is no other way of saying it.
Obama was supposed to be the change in the system. The system is actually the problem. There isn't a good way to work within what we currently have and get the results our country needs.
The system is fed, clothed and changed by a corporate agenda that will not be going away. This agenda feeds leadership in every aspect of American politics and leadership. It's fucked. And while it may seem impossible to change the current system we have, something needs to be done. Enough people are tired and angry and fed up with what has been happening to them and their families. This two party squabble tied up with corporate agendas is no good for any of us.
I am glad people are starting to get more active and vocal about it. If enough of the people band together in solidarity and decide not to take it anymore, the hope is change will finally come.