Ok, so can somebody explain what these protests are ACTUALLY about? WITHOUT political name-calling? So far, these are the basic points that I'm getting:
-the protests are against government-aided bank bailouts because the banks misused the first round of bailouts.
-the government needs to stop helping the wealthy 1-2% of Americans just because they help fund the government.
-corporate money needs to get out of politics
-government needs to shorten the gap between rich and poor
-democrats hate republicans and republicans hate democrats, but that's not even the original purpose of the protests
-who started them?
-are they heavily influenced by one particular political party, or is it a legit mixed group of concerned individuals?
-are they funded (partially or fully) by either the government or outside organizations?
-if the protests are against government bailouts, and certain political groups are also against government bailouts, why are there not more political groups hopping in on this? or are they?'
again, please keep your comments as un-bashing as possible.