West Coast ‘Occupy’ Port Shutdowns Really Helping the 99 Percent

Michelle M’s got a lot of reading about today’s west coast port shutdowns brought to you by your friendly local “Occupy” movement.

Here’s the most recent example of how the Occupiers are helping the “99 percent”:

Occupy protesters have shut down Terminal 5 and Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, where hundreds of demonstrators turned out as part of a west coast-wide movement.

Port of Portland spokesman Josh Thomas said there will be “lost shifts, lost hours and lost wages” as a result of the closures. Some workers still turned up at the terminal gates, but were turned away.

“We’re trying to get the word out the best we can to let them know they will not be able to work today,” Thomas said. “Unfortunately, in some cases, that means they won’t get paid.”

The people who own these ports — the evil one percent — have insurance to guard against such losses. The 99 percent, not so much.

Way to stick it to The Man, occupiers!


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Wildly unrealistic hypothetical: If these were Tea Partiers how long would it have taken for them all to be arrested and for the ports to re-open?