Nothing like a lovely Columbus Day, weather in low 70s with brilliant sunshine for a walk in the Loop this afternoon. As one of the 99%--not one of the 1% richest Americans-- I plan to walk in the Occupy Chicago march this afternoon heading for the Art Institute of Chicago.
Why would I do this? Because it matters.
Because as Grandma C I owe it to my grandsons, who one day will ask--where were you Grandma when public education was ended? When the roads became worse than the roads in Guayaquil, Ecuador when you lived in that Third World.
Because it matters that people who naughtily played craps with other people's money--did so with impunity, without public investigation and without Canadian style rules on the banks. If a black man with a three-card monte game did so with my dollars on the street corner--the cops would shut him down faster than you can say the Cubs lost.When bankers do it, we call it business as usual.
Because taxing the wealthy who got rich either from the lucky gene club (by inheritance) or by using the public infrastructure owe the public a return on that public investment.
So it is time to take a walk to be counted.