Today, Occupy Wall Street protesters will be visiting the 1% (really, the 0.001%) on the Upper East Side, by marching to the homes of billionaires and millionaires. Organized by the Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change, they will be going by the apartment buildings of Tea Party-lovin' richest man in NYC David Koch, News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch, real estate developer (and Andrew Cuomo donor) Howard Milstein, hedge fund manager John Paulson, and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.
According to Capital New York, the organizers say, "[T]he tour will visit homes of some of the most well-known millionaires in New York City specially chosen for their willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%." Interestingly enough, the march will not include a stop at Mayor Bloomberg's house—maybe they are happy he's not kicking them out of Zuccotti Park just yet. According to a Facebook page, "We'll be meeting at 59th Street and 5th Avenue at 12:30 pm, and then march from house to house, demanding accountability for Wall Street crimes, and an extension of the Millionaire's tax."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) has said of OWS, "I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country," but the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is broadcasting his radio show from Zuccotti Park this week, pointed out, "The Tea Party had guns. The Tea Party was spitting on members of Congress. Whereas these people are not a mob. This is democracy."
Back in 2009, the Connecticut Working Families' Party organized a protest outside of the homes of AIG executives—chants included "Bail out Main Street, not Wall Street."