Even anti-free enterprise groups need money to keep on going, and Occupy Wall Street is just about broke. The New York Post reports:
New York’s Occupy Wall Street group is warning it could run out of money by the end of the month, raising questions about the future of the movement that sparked nationwide protests against economic injustice last year. Donations to the group have slowed six months after it set up camp in a park near Wall Street, igniting the Occupy movement across the United States.
A report by Occupy Wall Street’s accounting group for the week ended March 2 showed it had $44,828 in a general fund in addition to $90,000 set aside to bail protesters out of jail during planned “American Spring” protests.
The report said, “At our current rate of expenditure, we will be out of money in THREE WEEKS.” The report–posted on the group’s websitewww.nycga.net–showed $1,556 had been raised that week, while $14,942 had been spent on the group’s kitchen, street medics, New York bus and subway passes, and printing costs.
Wow–a lousy $1,556! That adds up to less than two one-hundredths of one penny from each of New York City’s 8,391,881 residents. Is that evidence of a lack of revolutionary consciousness, or what? This would never happen under socialism. Anyone deemed useful to the ruling gang (i.e. the Obama administration) would be at the front of the line for funding–no more need to beg for handouts.
As always, you can keep up on the latest Occupy Wall Street scandals at OWS Exposed.