Although I have not paid an incredible amount of attention to the entire "Occupy" movement, I do think its a bunch of crap. Of all the people on the local news- interviewed here in tucson, Im pretty sure I wouldn't let them pay ME to pull my weeds. And being a starving General Contractor, I can say I personally know more than a few immigrants (possibly illegal?) that would PAY ME to pull weeds- in hopes to get another job. WTF is wrong with this picture? I've worked my ass off for 20-some odd years to become an incredible wood worker, and the initial demand from OWS is 100k jobs and "forgive my student loans."
What ever happened to being proud of what your talents can produce? I remember back in the good old days, a homeowner asking me "How the hell are you gonna build this structure?" And my response being "I'm not quite sure yet, but if it doesnt look like artwork to you when Im done, Its free."
The usual response these days is "Yeah...NO" "Someone else will do it less than your material price."