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Occupy Wall Street finds the communal pie more difficult to divide than originally thought



Occupy Wall Street is keeping $500,000 in a bank, but hasn't opened its books. Protestors are getting frustrated that they aren't getting bailouts from their own collective, notwithstanding huge tax rates by the collective on their fundraising.

"The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request -- so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items -- and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?" Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.

Meanwhile, the drum circle, which was annoying protestors almost as much as the middle-class residents who have lost their neighborhood to noise and urine smells, have found their drums vandalized and the unfeeling collective unwilling to purchase new drums or storage. [NY Post and Urban Grounds and NY Post via Geraghty's Morning Jolt; must-read NY Magazine via Bernstein @ Volokh via me]

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Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
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