We're angry because:
1. We all know somebody who has lost his job.
2. We all know somebody who has lost his house.
3. Gas is $4 per gallon.
4. We're worried about whether we will be able to afford to fill up our propane tanks or pay our heating bill this winter.
5. All of our bills are rising fast but our wages have fallen.
6. The government pays for health care for the young, the old, the disabled. Corporations pay for health care for the wealthy. The only people who don't have access to health care are the lower- to middle-class blue collar workers. In other words, THE PEOPLE WHO DO ALL THE WORK.
7. We see people come back from Iraq maimed, then find out that the government decided that they have post traumatic stress, so they are mentally unfit for duty, so they not only aren't eligible for health care or disability payments through the VA, they have to pay back their enlistment bonuses. Then, to add insult to injury, the GI bill got vetoed.
8. Bush said Iraq's oil would pay for the war. It's made Halliburton rich, but none of those profits got back to us. It's costing a fortune.
9. We're mad because we see levees breaking, power grids breaking, potholes in the highways, and nobody fixing anything. We see disaster scenarios, and one of them is if the dams that we aren't maintaining break.
10. We're mad because our government has stooped to torture techniques so evil that even the terrorists won't stoop to using them.
That's just the start. We're mad because we see this country crumbling all around us, we've went from being highly respected to universally hated worldwide, we're broke, we can't afford to get sick, we're afraid we'll lose our jobs if things get much worse, we're barely managing to hold on to our houses, and we can't do anything about any of it.