Shouldn't Americans be Occupying Congress rather than Occupy Wallstreet?

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    If it is reform from Congress that they want, then why are they in NY and not Washington. In my opinion, an Occupy Congress movement would be a better direction to go in as far as media coverage, and as far as finding the quickest means to an end. Just a thought.
    Who does support the idea?
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    Wall Street owns Congress. Why go after the underling?
     
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    they know enough that the dems would turn on them if they tried to expose them for what they are
     
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    I think Occupy Congress would be more useful than Occupy Wall Street.
    Occupy Wall Street is a concept. There does not seem to be any specific endgame to the protests. I love the enthusiasm, but would like to see a more organized effort.
    The Congressional buildings are public property. Each senator and representative has an office in their district. A peaceful sit-in, a la the 60s, in Congress and Congressional offices would accomplish more then camping in parks and squares across the street from financial offices.
    Did you get my idea?
     
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    I don't even like giving money to out-of-state candidates. Politics should be local.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Capitol Police would have a few objections. :)
     
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    Technically we should be occupying both.
    However, Wall street is occupied now because Congress is pretty much owned and operated by lobbyists and private interest groups, which are mostly on Wall Street.
    Any good initiative must be continued.
     
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    Who owns Wall Street then?
     
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    We do occupy congress. That's how it works in a republic. Just because things aren't going your way doesn't give you the right to over throw the system. If you, like the dumb scrotums in the occupy movement are unhappy, go change things the legitimate way. Anarchy will be put down if it gets out of control.

    Just because they were over tolerant of their nasty asses on Wall Street doesn't mean it will remain so. Like Europe, they will bust out the water canons and clean the street. And I think we are far overdue. Tolerating illegal activity invites more of the same.
     

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