Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Republicans to Occupy Wall Street Protestors, "Go Get a Job."

Paul Krugman in the New York Times writes a great piece today: "Panic of the Plutocrats"
"The answer, surely, is that Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe realize, deep down, how morally indefensible their position is. They’re not John Galt; they’re not even Steve Jobs. They’re people who got rich by peddling complex financial schemes that, far from delivering clear benefits to the American people, helped push us into a crisis whose aftereffects continue to blight the lives of tens of millions of their fellow citizens. Yet they have paid no price. Their institutions were bailed out by taxpayers, with few strings attached. They continue to benefit from explicit and implicit federal guarantees — basically, they’re still in a game of heads they win, tails taxpayers lose. And they benefit from tax loopholes that in many cases have people with multimillion-dollar incomes paying lower rates than middle-class families.
This special treatment can’t bear close scrutiny — and therefore, as they see it, there must be no close scrutiny. Anyone who points out the obvious, no matter how calmly and moderately, must be demonized and driven from the stage. In fact, the more reasonable and moderate a critic sounds, the more urgently he or she must be demonized, hence the frantic sliming of Elizabeth Warren.
So who’s really being un-American here? Not the protesters, who are simply trying to get their voices heard. No, the real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth."

The billionaire and corporate republican mouthpieces have launched a coordinated attack on the "Occupy Wall Street" protestors.  Ron Christie a republican strategist appearing on Hardball suggested protestors: "go get a job", "should go out and get a job".  Ron Christie, also mentioned: drugs, urinating, sex on the lawn and personally thinks the protestors are a "disgrace".  Ron Christie is brilliant; note to 25 million unemployed Americans--"Get a job", problem solved.  It's no surprise that this national treasure worked as a member of VP Dick Cheney's staff. 

Personally, I'm proud of all those protestors, standing in the rain and sleeping on the ground, trying to get some change in this country.  Protesting is as American as apple pie. 

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  3. As if the revolutionaries in Tahrir Square were not peeing or what? These so called protectors of democracy (experts in outsourcing democracy) started peeing in their pants when people started asking the right kind of questions. Reclaiming democracy as they say from the filthy rich is inevitable, whether it is USA or India.

  4. Nachiketa
    Your suggesting that the current questions concerning the free flow of funds from wall street to politicians might induce a similar uncontrolled flow in 5,000 dollar sharkskin suit pants? I like that idea.