It would seem a little embarrassing to have to inform the "Occupy Wall Street" movement that the corporate icon they are protesting — The New York Stock Exchange — was already sold to the Germans.
But the real motive behind the protests are a spin job on the basic instruction set drilled into young law school students about how to win courtroom arguments: "When the facts are in your favor; pound the facts. When the law is in your favor; pound the law. When neither the facts nor the law are in your favor, pound the table."
The facts are that from 2008 to 2010, the left controlled the presidency and a filibuster-proof-Congress for the first time since the 1977 to 1979 days of Jimmy Carter. The left used its iron-fisted dominance to pass laws to engage in massive stimulus spending and interventionist restructuring of the American economy.