Skip to comments.Nine million more reasons the Occupy protests are nothing like the Tea Party
Posted on 11/06/2011 9:47:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Since mid-September, the "Occupy Wall Street" protests have dragged on, and the Democrat-media complex continues to insist the movement is just like the Tea Party.
But a post at Verum Serum notes the cost to American taxpayers so far:
Occupy Asheville $170,000
Occupy Atlanta $451,691
Occupy Austin $78,000
Occupy Boston $150,000
Occupy Charlotte $1,700 per day
Occupy Denver $365,000
Occupy LA $45,000 plus estimated $400,000 to repair the lawn
Occupy Minneapolis $200,000
Occupy New York $3,400,000
Occupy Oakland $2,000,000 for police overtime alone
Occupy Philadelphia $500,000
Occupy Phoenix $200,000
Occupy Portland $208, 796
Occupy Raleigh $51, 000
Occupy Sacramento $300,000
Occupy San Diego $49,000
Occupy San Francisco $100,000
Occupy Seattle $426,000
The total: $9,111,487.
Verum Serum notes some of these costs have not been updated in over a week, and are certain to go up as the protests drag on.
These costs, however, do not include the $4 million of lost revenue that resulted from the 12-hour shutdown of Oakland's port by Occupy protesters and their union allies.
Nor does it include the $10 million worth of damage done in an arson fire allegedly set by an Occupy Fort Collins protester on October 24....
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
I don’t think I can stomach reading more about this crap.
It’s time the “authorities” rounded up all of these cretins, documented their identification and fingerprinted each of them. Then, follow up with bills for their individual shares of the cost of returning the areas to the status they were before the Occupiers ruined them. Business owners who have lost revenue because of these idiots should also be reimbursed. Such “liens” on the occupiers should have the same standing as student loans now do; i.e., cannot be excused via bankruptcy.
First Am. rights do NOT include ruining public or private property or preventing the conduct of legal commerce.
I know, I know... Not realistic in today’s liberal world.
Why the hell would it cost $400,000 to repair a lawn in LA?
Water, soil, grass and a little fertilizer now and then lets grass grow just fine. If there are bare spots due to the occupiers, just leave them there as signs of how much such idiots care about the property of others. ....The grass will eventually fill in the bare spots.
With a sufficiently high level of abstraction anything can be like anything else. An English composition professor of mine once told the class "my grandmother is like a baseball bat: tough but with a sweet spot."
This is yet another example of muddled thinking in the media...no, on second thought, it's just plain lying.
They’re stimulating the economy! You know when an occupier takes a deuce on the sidewalk.. voila, a shovel ready job!
And another thing...
What the hell did they destroy in Ft. Collins (CO, I assume), that was worth $10 million?
I marvel at the ability of liberals to hold two in-congruent thoughts in their.....head (almost said “mind”), and believe them both. The libs, including their mouthpiece, the U.S. media, hate the Tea Party vehemently and, it seems, love the OWS. But then they favorably compare the OWS to the Tea Party?
Tea Party members either stay at home until the work begins, or check into hotel rooms.
At no time is access ever blocked to businesses. The only thing that the typical business can expect is a spike in customers.
Occupy is costing us money in the short run, but ultimately will prove to be good for the country. Obama will be associated with it and will go down with the lice-ridden drug-addicted bongo players.
Be careful what you wish for. That precedent will include TEA party rallies next.
The TEA Party holds protests. The Occupods are slow motion riots.
Great tally by Joe Newby! Thanks for posting. The costs of mobs/gangs/collectivists/socialists are incalculable. It’s why we are at this point in the history of our republic. It’s the socialism, stupid.
DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.
DEPOPULATE socialists and RINOS (Republicans Implementing Nuances Of Socialism) in Congress.
“Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
Speaking of mobs/gangs/collectivists/socialists...(supporters of OWS)...
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