In the “rewarding bad behavior” file, we have this. The City of Los Angeles is said to be offering their “occupy” protestors a whole lot of goodies if they agree to leave their camp. The following excerpt is from LATimes.com.
…city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.
So, you got that, folks? If you stand outside of a government building and protest long enough, you just might get a lease worth thousands (if not tens of thousands) of dollars and some land. Maybe you could even trademark the OWS logo and use it to sell T-shirts.
I strongly encourage you to read the link to the L.A. Times for the whole story and then come back here and tell us what you think of all this madness. But you know what? In the bankrupt state of California, this sounds about right. We throw all of our money in the trashcan in order to pander to groups we’re scared of.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.