Friday, October 14, 2011

Hey Libertarians, Lay Off The Occupiers!

"It’s not their fault they’ve never heard a free market critique of corporate power, never heard someone pointing out that big business is the biggest beneficiary of big government, and never heard an argument for why genuine, freed market competition would operate as dynamite at the foundations of corporate power," writes Kevin Carson, in the best piece I've read thus far on the phenomena — Libertarians and Occupy Wall Street.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Hey out-of-towners: Lay off the anti-occupiers.

Springtime of the peoples, and all that. Yada yada yada.

I got a hole in my subway station ceiling, way out in the outer boroughs, that lets in rain and floods the whole place. Soaks my shoes. We got cash to police a bunch of public-fornicating out-of-towners, but who's paying to fix that ceiling?

NYC Councilman Vincent Ignizio summed it up well today:

"We're Paying the Bill"

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/we_re_paying_the_bill_mUL5RlDCV7vvtRtDRHZf0N

As Ignizo puts it:

"Last year, I fought hard against the mayor’s push to eliminate yellow school bus service to many of my constituents. We lost that battle because the administration held firm on its desire to save about $2 million, despite legitimate safety concerns. Yet that same amount was spent in just over three weeks at Zuccotti Park. Where is the concern over that mounting cost, especially now, with no end in sight?"

I'm with Ignizio on this.

These protesters better get a unified message and real demands fast, or stop wasting out time and money.

October 17, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

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