@Preston Manning Bernstein - In answer to your questions that I assume are directed to those of us who may be a bit critical of the whole "protest":
Whats my job? Sales.
How did you get the qualifications for that job? Didn't need any.
Did those qualifications take money and time to get? The qualifications that I DO have took time and money to get - MY time and MY money - and never made me a dime btw.
Who can you say mentored you while you were growing up about which choices to make? Absolutely no one. In fact, my father suggested I become a prostitute because "They make great money, get to travel all over and get paid for having fun!"
In college? No one - in fact I was encouraged to make not great choices by so called career counselors.
After college while looking for a job? No one at all.
Who paid for the very first suit you wore? I did - and every one thereafter too!
Who bought you the car you drove to your first interview? I walked to my first interview, took the bus to many and when I finally did have a car, I bought it myself.
Perhaps you had a bunch of chances and opportunities in life to better yourself that a person working in fast food didn't have.
Somehow I just don't see it - Now granted, I surely didn't turn out to be much of anything spectacular! But I'd like to think I've managed to stay a step or two beyond the whole fast food lifestyle anyways!
Shouldn't we make some sort of attempt to have the playing field equalized so everybody has a chance to make something of themselves? I think its pretty well equalized already.
In this country, people with little or no money almost always have the MEANS to further their education - Government is quite happy to give them grants and loans and discounts while states like SC will hand over lottery money and more. The poor CAN afford to go to school. Its the rest of us who can't!
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