Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-15-11 02:07 AM
I just Occupied. **Sacramento Grocery Store** Updated at 2:07 AM
Edited on Sat Oct-15-11 02:13 AM by Firebrand Gary
I walked in to my local grocery store (very, very large US chain) grabbed 6 items and headed for the check out counter. I did not have to walk far as there were AT LEAST 30 people in line that stretched half way through the store into the bakery section. I was immediately outraged having just left my house from watching Michael Moore's interview on Lawrence O'Donnell's show.
People were clearly unhappy and halfway up to the front I realized there was one person checking out. So I whipped out my phone and decided to look up the 2010 revenue from the company in addition to the CEO's salary.
You can guess what I found. The company made over 35 Billion last year and the CEO's total salary including benefits, stock options, etc was 24 MILLION Dollars.
So I announced in my loud speaker voice to the 30 People waiting in line, Hey guess how much this company made last year? Guess how much the CEO made? Telling the string of people the jaw dropping amount of profits made by this organization.
I asked finally "How many people here think this company can afford to help this nice lady out up at the register by hiring another person to check out?"
The line drew big time applause. I encouraged everyone to attend Occupy Sacramento TOMORROW. As I was leaving someone in the line yelled back at me as I was walking out "We are the 99%"
I could have cried hearing that, I never said anything about the 99%.