Working man to Wall Street protesters: Get off my bridge!

The Occupy Wall Street group — which portrays itself as representing 99% of Americans against the 1% who are wealthiest — closed down the Brooklyn Bridge for 2 1/2 hours yesterday, stranding 100 cars and leading to the arrest of 700 protesters. Not all of the “99%” feel particularly well represented. The New York Post:

[T]he loud, angry crowd covered the crossing from end to end in an inflamed day of demonstrations against high unemployment, bank bailouts and financial pain for the masses. One irate driver, a Ground Zero construction worker, blasted the pedestrians.

“I work my ass off all day, and these goddamned hippies close down the Brooklyn Bridge so I can’t get home?” he said. “This ain’t right!”


About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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One Response to Working man to Wall Street protesters: Get off my bridge!

  1. intangiblesoul says:

    I agree with the construction worker. Good on him! I would feel the exact same way.

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