Occupy Wall Street protesters: "Frustrated" Americans or "mobs"?Submitted by Katherine on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 09:11
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Occupy Wall Street protests have sparked another fight -- between Republicans and President Obama.
Speaking Friday at a "Values Voter Summit" in Washington, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called the protesters a "mob" and suggested they had been encouraged by the Obama administration.
"This administration's failed policies have resulted in an assault on many of our nation's bedrock principles," he said. "If you read the newspapers today, I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country.
"And, believe it or not, some in this town have condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans," he added.
His remarks come the day after President Obama expressed sympathy to the views of protesters.
Obama defended the decision to bail out banks and Wall Street during the meltdown in the financial sector in 2008, saying not doing so would have caused far greater damage to the economy. But he said he understands the backlash against that bailout now being voiced in the protests.
"I think people are frustrated, and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works," he said.
Looks like Obama agrees with Ron Paul on this one. And Cantor (a well known Kochhead) proves by default that OWS is a movement of the people - much to the chagrin of the elitists...
Koch brothers and friends - you should be afraid!
We are routing you out!