An interesting article in the Atlantic on the status of many of those involved in Occupy Wall Street. We aren’t talking about truck drivers, nurses, or those working at McDonald’s, but about those in the lower part of the upper middle class who suddenly bumped up against a glass ceiling, and have chosen to blame Wall Street bankers over the entire fiasco. Never mind that these same people went ahead and bought houses they could not afford, or that went to Ivy League schools on student loans that their not-for-profit dream jobs could not pay back.
Remember hearing about the day (“way back when”) when our parents had to start at the bottom and work their way up? They rented for years until they could afford a good down payment on a modest house they could afford? They sent their kids to state college, because they couldn’t afford Ivy League?
Anyway, here is a realist among the liberals who does not share the frustration of the OWS crowd, because she pulled herself up with her own bootstraps.
While all of America has a reason to be upset with the big banks and Congress for destroying our economy, do you think it reasonable that the people described in the article should be the ones on the front lines demanding their student loans be paid off?