Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Protesters - #3341 - VIDEO: Occupy Oakland Protesters Promote Communist Socialist Ideals - Breitbart (2) VIDEO: Republicans Agree There is 'Too Much Income Disparity' - The Hill (3) Chris Christie: Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party Come From the Same Perspective, But Want Different Solutions - Hot Air

Occupy Oakland Protesters Promote Communist Socialist Ideals - Breitbart - The system that has capitalists owning industry and has the workers being subordinated to that -- where most of the profit goes not to the worker but rather to the capitalist. That's an unequal system and it's not surprising that what we have is massive inequality that comes out of that."  AW:  If you want to really want to know what these protesters are all about, watch this video, although it is difficult to understand how these young people would actually like this system either, if in reality it became the vision they are fighting for.  This video has been viewed 29,952 times.

Eric Cantor: Republicans agree there is 'too much income disparity' - The Hill - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said repeatedly Sunday that Republicans agree that too few people control too much wealth in America.  "We know in this country right now that there is a complaint about folks at the top end of the income scales, that they make too much and too many don't make enough," Cantor said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, toning down his earlier criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protests.  "We need to encourage folks at the top of the income scale to actually put their money their work to create more jobs so we can see a closing of the gap," he added.  Cantor’s change of tone comes as protests against Wall Street are gaining in popularity and the White House seeks to ride the latest wave of populist anger.  Republicans "are about income mobility," Cantor said as he tried to make the case that the GOP was best equipped to spread the wealth. "And that's what we should be focused on to take care of the income disparities."  To watch video of these remarks and read more.......... AW:  What was he thinking, polls are showing people are blaming Washington not Wall Street, we should not be apologizing for people who work hard and become successful.

Chris Christie: Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party come from the same perspective, but was different solutions - Hot Air - Via the Examiner. Philip Klein does a nice job rebutting him — how do tea-party individualism and OWS redistributionism constitute “the same perspective”? — but I can’t take this clip seriously enough to engage it on the merits. What you’re watching here is a blue-state governor in pander mode. He probably saw yesterday’s poll about New York City residents supporting OWS and deduced that a lot of left-leaning Jersey independents must feel the same way, so now he’s trying to thread the political needle by professing to feel the pain of populists on both sides. (He does say that he doesn’t agree with a lot of OWS’s solutions, whatever those might be.) It’s a transparent attempt at co-optation. OWS wants higher taxes on the wealthy and more regulation of the banks and tea partiers want less government spending and a lot less federal debt, but Christie somehow distills all of that into basic anger over weak leadership and hyperpartisan gridlock in D.C. Coincidentally, Christie’s own brand is built on … strong leadership and bipartisan solutions to his state’s budget crisis. So he’s using this question as a vehicle to toot his own horn (tacitly) while avoiding any attacks that might alienate the OWS sympathizers whose votes he needs. Cynical, but that’s retail politics for you.    Read more.......  AW: I have news for you Chris Christie, I am a conservative and a Tea Partier, I have nothing, absolutely nothing,  in common with the Occupy Wall Street Protesters, thank goodness you are not in the field of Republican Candidates for President.  

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