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When You Coddle the “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters

"Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers, government officials, and political candidates who have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers."

As most people know, "Occupy Wall Street" is the “protest movement” that started in New York City, but has sparked similar protests in other cities, including here in Washington, D.C. Their “complaints” include “ social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly from the financial services sector—on government,” according to Wikipedia.

The protests in Washington, D.C. have also resulted in awarding the dubious honor of Porker of the Month for December to Jonathan Jarvis, National Park Service Director, by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). Here’s the short explanation why CAGW named Jarvis it’s December Porker of the Month:

“For turning public parks in Washington, D.C. into magnets for occupiers from all over the country, flouting long-standing rules regarding overnight camping, putting all taxpayers at risk for costly lawsuits and millions of dollars in cleanup costs, while repeatedly complaining about the $10 million backlog of unmet NPS maintenance needs, CAGW names NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis its December, 2011 Porker of the Month.”

The “long version” of CAGW’s justification is here. The National Park Service website is here. Mr. Jarvis’s phone number in Washington, D.C. is (202) 208-3818.

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