Okay, I’m behind you guys in voicing discontent with our economic and political systems. I agree with about 80% of what you say. Your logic is pretty good, your tactics interesting and your actions within the law (I love it when people use the First Amendment well).
Despite the fact that it’s kinda ingenius and pretty, it’s wasteful. It’s going to cost me – the tax payer – money. You see, when a dollar bill gets defaced by a program that’s not passed by the Federal Reserved (Where’s George? was aprogram that got validated through a lawsuit), the banks start collecting those bills for destruction. It costs money to do that, and then it costs money to destroy the bills. And then it costs money to print new bills to replace bills that were destroyed (if they decide to do so).
That’s a lot of money that could be spent on creating incentatives to create new jobs, create ways to stop corporate fraud and to basically slow the national deficit. It’s ironic a group that sees these things as problems are actually doing something that only encourages the government to spend more money on wasteful endeavors.
SO PLEASE STOP DOING IT. K THX.
But yes, please keep protesting corporate greed and government shills. That’s actually helping us pick out the true morons in the Republican party. And you’re not exactly villifying every rich person – just those that don’t seem to care about anything but themselves. That’s intelligent, and somewhat creative. I love it when things like this happen, and some derpy-werpy politician goes on TV and says, “THESE PEOPLE HATE AMERICA/ARE TRAITORS! HUR HUR HUR!”
In other news:
Herman Cain is the new flavor of the week for the Republican runner-up. Despite his claims to the contrary. I think he’s going to fall after his little, “OOPS SOMEONE’S GOTTA PAY MORE TAXES UNNER MY PLAN!” moment. I’m sure John Huntsman will somehow pull into the lead and then we’ll flop to another stooge. But I’m almost sure it’s Romney for 2012, because he’s the only person that independents and middle-line Republicans trust.
** EDIT: It appears that although they are defacing the dollar, they are not exaclty changing the value of it. So it’s still legal tender until such time that they either mark over the numbers so you can’t read them properly, or enough people make the case that the 150 million printed on some bills is confusing enough to make them think the value of the bill is worth 150 million. I can see the banks making a case for the latter example, and getting the Fed to declare Occupy George bills as illegal and start destroying them. And arresting people who defaced the bills. So I’m a bit wrong about the whole “it’s costing me money” thing right now. I still think the rich will respond by forcing the Fed to change that, though. All I want is solutions that fix the problem, not redundant awareness programs.