Sorry this is an old article from the NY Post (Oct. 2011) and a re-post from Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution, but I think it’s kind of funny. No one likes freeloaders, not even OWS protesters.
The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday — because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.
For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.
They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day.
(link to the blog post: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2011/10/the-99-98.html, and link to the article: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_hell_kitchen_i5biNyYYhpa8MSYIL9xSDL#ixzz1c0lbgSth)
This is kind of ironic, right? Protesters want to be fed by redistributive taxes from the rich, and the rich don’t like it, so they are hated. But OWS doesn’t want anything to do with the vagrants and criminals. Forget “give me your tired, your hungry, your poor”. They’ve got no meat on their bones. Give me your fat-bellied, fat-wallet yacht owners and country club members, they make for some good eats!