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With only six weeks of protests, the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained big bucks, earning over $500,000.

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But what appears to be a large sum of money isn’t really much, according to Pete Dutro, a representative of the movement’s financial committee.

Dutro expressed to Reuters the problem money brings.

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He said:

“People see like $500,000 and they say ‘Wow that’s a lot of money’ but the reality is it’s not that much money. You have a huge community — we’re bigger than most of the occupations — and we probably spent a lot more money…”

There is a lot of truth to what Dutro is saying. We can’t really compare the budgeting issues of the Occupy movement in New York City with those in other cities.

New York City is a very expensive city for anyone to maintain themselves in, let alone an entire movement.

So far, the movement has spent $55,000. Food and medical care alone has cost $22,000, while communications costs have gone upward to $20,000.

So while 500Gs may seem like a lot, the Occupy movement must continue to make more money to sustain their protests and their message.