I have devoted a fair amount of coverage recently to protests in Spain, Italy and other places. The US has seen massive protests in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and now Oregon.
The protests in the US and Europe have a common theme "gimme gimme gimme".
Everyone wants something, and they want to take it from someone else to get it. In the US, the SEIU is right at the top of the list in wanting to pick the pockets of everyone else for their own self-serving benefit.
Misguided SEIU Oregon Protest
Please consider Thousands storm Oregon's capitol steps rallying for "a better way"
Taking to the steps of the state capitol in Salem on Friday, thousands of state workers, union members and advocacy groups rallying for alternatives to budget cuts, wage freezes and furlough days in Oregon.
At least 36 busses carried people in to Salem from communities across all corners of Oregon. Many rally members say they're tired of making concessions while corporation and wealthy Oregonians â€œaren't paying their fair share.â€
Most of the participants in Friday's rally were state workers on an unpaid furlough day, one of 10 the state is forcing employees to take this year to help balance the budget. More:http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/mikeshedlock/2011/05/23/gimme,_gimme,_gimme_shouts_the_better_way_mob/page/full/