Here's the dilemma of the American politician. Over there on the far right of the picture you see the Statue of Liberty, given to America by the people of France. It represents the ideals on which much of American political culture is based. Over the the far left you see the so-called Freedom Tower, built in the wake of 9/11 and costing a ton of money. The office space isn't needed, so how's it being paid for? By raising fares to cross the Hudson River. The 99% are paying of a status toy that makes few developers and construction companies rich. As for the ducks you see in the river, they don't give a damn.