First of all, I haven't paid much attention or cared much about this stuff; I really have very little knowledge of it. So obviously that's a good part of the reason why I don't understand it. But off the top of my head, here are my thoughts on these "occupy" protests:
1. It seems like here in Boston a large number of the protesters are college students. Right off the bat I think being a college student eliminates you from being "oppressed." You have opportunity and education and a future to do whatever you want with.
2. Even if you're not a student, you're still living in a country that allows you to do whatever you want. If you don't like your job and don't think you make enough money, then go get a different one. Make some choices. Take some responsibility for your own situation. Do you really think you'd be leading a totally different life if you paid a little less in taxes?
3. How is standing in the street going to accomplish anything? My guess is the only result is that it pisses off other regular people who would like to use the street.