Protesters Occupy Main Street [VIDEO]

On Saturday afternoon people took to the streets of Port Jefferson to support the Occupy Wall Street movement.

People came to Port Jefferson on Saturday after hearing about to show support for the folks in the Occupy Wall Street movement in Manhattan. Mad at the lack of jobs, increasing healthcare costs, wars overseas and threats to social programs like Social Security the protesters showed up with signs and banners to show the government their frustration.

Watch our video of the Occupy Port Jefferson protesters as they gathered on the corner of Main Street and Broadway on Saturday afternoon.

Christine Simone October 17, 2011 at 05:13 PM
I would have been there too if I had known!!!
Juan C Gallardo October 17, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Occupy Wall Street movement has put the spot light on the growing inequality in America today; the sense of unfairness and distortion of the economical landscape of the country has fueled the movement. Although one may take a pause to this type of reasoning, just because a single number can't be the whole story; nevertheless, the facts are the following: A number, GINI index of inequality in family income is the measure; the smaller the number the more equal the income distribution is US 45 in the year 2007 40.8 in 1997 SWEDEN 23 in 2005 25 in 1992 FRANCE 32.7 in 2008 32.7 in 1995 UNITED KINGDOM 34 in 2005 36.8 in 1999 Clearly the index has increased in the 10 years; there is no data for the last four years. The Gini coefficient is a measure of the inequality of a distribution, a value of 0 expressing total equality and a value of 100 maximal inequality ( it is customary to multiply by 100). The source for the data is: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2172.html Join us in support of Occupy Wall Street Saturday at noon; Port Jefferson at the corner of Main Street and East Broadway.
Loretta Schmidt Halliday October 19, 2011 at 09:32 PM
I saw your group as we drove by on Saturday. BRAVO!!! Will there be more?!?
Juan C Gallardo October 19, 2011 at 10:44 PM
yes, Saturday noon; you are welcome to join us
Juan C Gallardo October 19, 2011 at 10:46 PM
IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT? The 400 wealthiest Americans have a greater combined net worth than the bottom 150 million fellow citizens The top 1% of Americans possess more wealth than the entire bottom 90% During the years 2002-2007, 65% of economic gains went to the richest 1% THIS IS ECONOMICAL INEQUITY THE US IS MORE UNEQUAL A SOCIETY THAN 97 OUT OF 136 COUNTRIES DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THIS INEQUITY? SUPPORT AND JOIN OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT Join us Saturdays noon; Main Street corner across the ferry, Port Jefferson
Rachel Kreier October 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM
To Juan: great, data-driven comments. We're in a vicious cycle: concentrated wealth leads to political power, and then the wealthy use that political power to push policies that lead to more concentrated wealth, and then the cycle repeats. Thank goodness the conversation is finally changing to recognize that the problem is inequality in income and wealth.
Juan C Gallardo October 31, 2011 at 11:08 PM
IT'S OFFICIAL. THE RICH GET RICHER A study -that covers the last 30years- was released on 10/25/2011 by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The study clearly shows that the difference in income levels, between the wealthy and all others, has grown substantially. As a matter of fact, the American people have not experienced inequality of this magnitude for decades. Growth in Real After-Tax Income from 1979 to 2007 After-tax Income Group Growth of income 1% higher income up by 275% top 20% up by 65% middle (41-60%) up by 40% 20% lower income up by 18% The working poor has seen in the last 28 years the lowest increase in actual real after-tax income. The upper 1% has increased their income by a phenomenal 275%. This is INEQUITY Juan


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