#OWS Gets Rather Greedy

We’ve long seen this same attitude from Liberals all over: they are quick to call for higher taxes, quick to call for redistribution of wealth, but, that’s on Everyone Else. For themselves, they tend to want to hold on to what is theirs and not share

(NY Post) Even in Zuccotti Park, greed is good.

Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in — but its reluctance to share the wealth with other protesters is fraying tempers.

If they aren’t going to spend it on the Occupiers and their needs, what, exactly, are they going to do with it? And, doesn’t that make them those evil rich people? I sure hope they plan on paying their preferred Clinton era tax rate on it.

Some drummers — incensed they got no money to replace or safeguard their drums after a midnight vandal destroyed their instruments Wednesday — are threatening to splinter off.

“F–k Finance. I hope Mayor Bloomberg gets an injunction and demands to see the movement’s books. We need to know how much money we really have and where it’s going,” said a frustrated Bryan Smith, 45, who joined OWS in Lower Manhattan nearly three weeks ago from Los Angeles, where he works in TV production.

Wait, OWS is keeping books? It’s almost like they are an evil *gasp* corporation! By the way, who plans on filling out the tax forms? This is earned income, after all.

Smith is a member of the Comfort Working Group — one of about 30 small collectives that have sprung up within OWS. The Comfort group is charged with finding out what basic necessities campers need, like thermal underwear, and then raising money by soliciting donations on the street.

“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request — so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items — and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.

Da, comrade. This is the way it worked in the old Soviet Union, where the fruits of the proletariat’s labors were redistributed, well, confiscated, by the leaders of the great Marxist experiment. Not so fun when you’re getting boned by the same policies you want emplaced for the United States, eh?

Yesterday, a huge flat-screen TV went up in Zuccotti Park for a movie night and pajama party with popcorn. Organizers hoped it would attract new recruits — even as some long-timers complained that the movement was getting too diffuse after yesterday’s lackluster showing at a police-brutality event in Union Square that barely attracted 50 participants.

Wait, a huge flat screen TV? Aren’t they made by evil corporations?

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