Even though the media refuses to report on it, the Occupy movement is an arm of Service Employees International Union.  There is no doubt of that now.  Just have a gander at one of their job postings paying $65,000 a year:

Via The Washington Examiner

“Lead Internal Organizer/Home Care (LiA)”  

 • Train and lead members in non-violent civil disobedience, such as occupying state buildings and banks, and peaceful resistance.

• Plan and execute strategic direct action field plans including banner drops, bank takeovers, and capitol occupations with membership, other local unions, and coalition partners.

• Execute field plans for special campaigns including contract campaigns, ballot initiatives, COPE contributions, general membership growth and the broader campaign to fight for a fair economy.

“COPE” stands for Committee on Political Education, which the national union describes as the “300,000 SEIU members, staff and retirees who contribute an average of $7 a month.” That at least explains the source of some $25.2 million of SEIU’s campaign money that is funneled exclusively to Democrats.

You can find their nationwide job postings for many other positions like this one here.   This is a coordinated effort to force a sea change in the economic landscape of the United States.  Of course change is needed.  People are hurting financially and a lack of jobs is one of the biggest problems facing our country.  The answer is not to strong arm businesses into compliance with unionization.

Notice the job description speaks of bank takeovers.  If you have any money in a bank you should be very upset by this!  What exactly is SEIU’s plan once they successfully take over a bank?  And what of the folks (Americans mostly) that have their money there?  Here is another snippet from a job posting on their site:

Lead Organizer:

Big banks and corporations bankrupted our economy and left families and communities to pick up the pieces. And instead of paying their fair share, big banks, corporations and the rich lobbied for deep cuts to our schools, healthcare for our seniors and rising property taxes all over the state.

Project 2.0 will take an offensive approach to attacks on the middle class and workers by reminding the public who broke the economy, and positioning members to be part of the solution. Project 2.0 will demand that corporations and the rich pay their fair share and create a drumbeat for fair revenue to fund our vital services like schools, health care and public safety. We are looking for a passionate leader to help coordinate this campaign.

So this much is clear.  SEIU and occupy want the rich and big banks to pay their fair share of taxes.  Irrespective of the facts, which are: 

Top 1-percent Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) break (TY 2008) [3,4]


Top 10-percent AGI break (TY 2008) [3,4]


Bottom 10-percent AGI break (TY 2008) [3,4]


Median AGI (TY 2008) [3,4] 


So that is the who, defined by what they bring in.  What number of folks are we speaking of and where do they live?  More from the IRS:

Number of returns with AGI $1M or more (TY 2008) [5] 


State with the highest number-California (TY 2008)


State with the least number- Vermont (TY 2008)  


Check it out!!!  The nexus for wealth is that great liberal state of California!  Hollywood!  But the Occupiers want to shut down Wall Street and the evil New York bankers.  So who is getting that money?  A great deal of it goes to the folks receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Click the link if you don’t know what that is.

Earned Income Tax Credit (TY 2008) [3]:

Number of returns with credit (millions)  

[P]  24.8

Amount claimed (billions of $)

[P]  $50.7

The question is: what percentage is that Top 1% bracket paying?

via Fox News:

The National Taxpayers Union also found that in 2008 the top 1 percent of American taxpayers paid 38 percent of collections for personal federal income tax while they represented 20 percent of all income.

Data compiled by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center show households pulling in more than $1 million pay about 29.1 percent of their income in federal taxes. By contrast, households making between $50,000 and $75,000 pay about 15 percent. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/20/irs-data-show-most-millionaires-pay-taxes-at-higher-rate-than-middle-class/#ixzz1kIiH94PJ

Again, there are many factors contributing to the high unemployment rate.  The solutions are many and complex.  Simply using brute force to take over bank lobbies will do even more harm to the struggling economy.  This not the answer.  In fact, instead of railing against “big banks” the occupy movement would do better to look closer to home.  


Photo via The Gateway Pundit

Who is the recipient of the largest amount of campaign contributions from Wall Street firms?  Obama.  That is the reason that he doesn’t do anything meaningful about reforming any of the regulations that would actually positively affect Americans.