I keep seeing all these news articles and people ranting about "We are the 99%" and "Occupy Wall Street". I can understand that people are not happy about the economy right now.
My question is, what is the goal of these movements? What are they truly trying to accomplish? Ending greed and corruption among the top 1% is what I hear, but the problem is that there is no actual direction these people want to head. If it is a corruption thing, then it should be a matter of getting the legal system to go after illegal dealings.
If it is a matter of 'greed' then how is this supposed to be fought? By definition, capitalism is a system based on greed and the desire to have better things than you do now. Is this wrong? It has turned the United States into the major world economy and the people who are complaining have never even seen a life similar to what exists in third world economies.
Personally, I think we would be better off if a Constitutional amendment were drawn up to read: "Congress shall make no law granting special privileges to itself above the people."
Doing this amendment would force Congress to have the same as the rest of the people for Social Security, medical coverage, insider trading laws, and more. A lot of major problems would be fixed IMMEDIATELY.