Bill Miller sees a bigger picture. "Gene Maddaus' article provides us with an excellent reason why Washington doesn't work — the filibuster," he writes. "Even when the Democrats had control of both houses, the Republicans could block every measure that Obama proposed by a 40-member blockade. ... Occupy Wall Street simply mimics the behavior of the government they love to deplore. As such, they are simply a dysfunctional excuse for a protest movement."