Dear Occupy Protesters

You’ve exercised your right to free speech and your right to protest.  You’ve had your 15 minutes of fame.

Do the rest of the 99.9% of us a favor.

Go home.

Stop wasting valuable taxpayer dollars to clean up the mess you make in the parks and for all of the overtime for the police who have to supervise your group.

No one said life was fair.  You are responsible for you.  Not the government.  Not Wall Street.  Not Main Street.  Not me.

If you don’t like your position in life, change it.  Hard work never hurt anybody.

I work hard to earn what bit of money I make.  I also hire temporary help in my studio and around the house when I need it (does this make me a job creator?).  If you truly need assistance with the basic necessities due to extenuating circumstances, I’m happy to help to the extent I’m able.  However, I’d really like to keep as much of what is rightfully mine as possible.  I think that’s only reasonable.

Perhaps one day when you get a job, pay taxes, own a home and put a little away for a rainy day you’ll understand.

Ask yourself:  Are you part of the problem?  Or part of the solution?