Sunday, October 09, 2011

Presidential Candidates Response to Occupy Wall Street

Susan Brannon
9 October 2011

The best thing to do is to find out what the presidential candidates response to the "Occupy Wall Street" protests that are taking lead all over the country.
Here is what I have found so far:

President Obama: "I think people are frustrated, and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works," "I think it expresses the frustrations the American people feel, that we had the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, huge collateral damage all throughout the country ... and yet you're still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack down on the abusive practices that got us into this in the first place,"

Herman Cain reiterated his criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protesters Friday, saying the groups are “anti-capitalism” and “anti-free market.”

“They are not working on the right problem,” Cain said at a social conservatives convention in Washington. “Wall Street didn’t write those failed policies. Wall Street didn’t spend a trillion dollars. You can demonstrate all you want on Wall Street, the problem is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

Ron Paul: "If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed -- I would say, good!"

Mitt Rommey: "I'm just trying to get myself to occupy the White House."

Donald Trump: "Nobody knows why they're protesting but they're having a good time. ... A lot of them are down there for dating purposes!" He also added, "Some of them really don't look unemployed. And their parents look like they really probably work on Wall Street."

Buddy Roemer: "As I continue touring college campuses throughout New Hampshire, I am reminded of all the young Americans currently taking part in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Please know that I stand by you. ... Wall Street grew to be a source of capital for growing companies. It has become something else: a facilitator for greed and for the selling of American jobs. Enough already."

Other Folks Reactions: Eric Cantor says that, he is "concerned over the protests" that are spreading throughout the country, "This administration's failed policies have resulted in an assault on many of our nation's bedrock principles," "And, believe it or not, some in this town have condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans,"

The Movement:  Occupy Wall St.
Occupy Together
Twitter: @occupywallst

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