Occupy Wall Street Protester: What’s With All These Greedy Bankers Working Such Long Hours?


“It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it’s time to go, they’re still there. I guess that’s why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That’s the power of greed.” – Jeremy, 38

Either that, or it’s a work ethic that the “one percent” deploy so that they can, you know, be part of the one percent. Maybe they’re just men and women who work a job like everyone else and not the part of some plutocratic conspiracy to oppress the masses.

By the way, note the age. This isn’t some clueless college freshman. This guy is a grownup, apparently caught in a state of perpetual adolescence.

One narrative that has emerged from the “Occupy Wall Street” protests is one, promoted by the protesters themselves, which has the movement being the target of those who want to silence them. Frankly, I think it would be a mistake to want to silence the “occupiers.”

Nothing undermines their own positions and philosophies so thoroughly as what they actually do and say.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • SigFan

    Why did Maynard G. Krebs just pop into my head?  Work is a four letter word to these unwashed fools.

    • RogerDavies

      OH MY GOD!!! I laughed out loud!!! Talk about hitting the nail on the head!!! And all those cliches. HA, HA!!!

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    Are you sure that this isn’t satire?  If not it should be. 

  • HG

    Definately a case of arrested development.

  • http://www.themarketingsurvivalist.blogspot.com melissapaulik

    Wall street bankers – doing the jobs most Americans won’t do.

  • DanDraney

    From the original link, I’d say this is pretty clearly part of a satirical article. Admittedly, these folks are so dumb, it’s hard to satirize them. There’s practically nothing too stupid to be real. Even they can’t recognize it, as shown by the satirical post below being taken seriously:


  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    These slackers should occupy the luxurious digs of the educrats who peddle unmarketable degrees.

  • Stealthpundit

    I disagree with your assessment that this guy is a “grown up”.  He is, by virtue of his age, an “adult”.  But he obviously never grew up.

  • Eddie

    Guys — it’s a FAKE QUOTE.  Did anyone actually READ the source or do we just parrot back what we hear like a bunch of brainless nitwits?

  • me

    It’s fake, idiots.