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So What Do the Occupy D.C. Protestors Really Want?

So What Do the Occupy D.C. Protestors Really Want?

Pretty much all different things.

The Occupy Wall Street protest movement has spread across the country and has supporters worldwide, but its rank-and-file still seem to have trouble answering a simple question: What do you want?

Occupy Wall Street and its satellite protests around the country have the same hand signals, slogans, and General Assembly procedures. We know they claim to represent the "99 percent" and they believe "Banks got bailed out we got sold out." But after that, the details get hazy.

Some conservatives have taken the logical next step and asked the Occupiers what they want the American people and our government to do about their grievances.

To get a sense of what at least one Occupy protest group thinks, some right-wingers infiltrated Occupy DC. The result was humorous and enlightening, though it didn't seem to build any bridges.

The Media Research Center took a somewhat more straightforward, journalistic approach. MRC asked the protestors a set list of questions, and let them do almost all the talking.

Questions posed included: Do you Support single payer?  Should government mandate a livable wage? Should we have an open borders immigration policy? Should there be a 50% cut in military spending?

The military question provoked at least one memorable response: "If we are only going to use our military for military reasons... I would ask for 100 percent cut"

Watch the MRCTV video where interview subjects share their personal views on what they want to accomplish with the Occupy movement.

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