The mission statement of the S.F. Uncut protest was, “Let’s tell corporate tax dodgers (who avoid up to $100 Billion in taxes every year) that we’re not going to stand for these budget cuts. They caused this crisis, now THEY need to PAY UP.” Positioning themselves as populists, they continue, “Bring friends, neighbors, grandparents, teachers, union workers, students, and all others who want to demand a halt to these cuts in the name of a fair and just society.”

So we have the real Tea Party at the Embarcadero starting at 4pm, and the new anti-Tea Party, US Uncut, a few blocks away in the Financial District starting at 5pm.

Ready, class? Now compare and contrast.