Who's behind the Wall St. protests?
from Reuters: those damned capitalist-loving, lapdog to the soul-crushing one percent, PIGS!
Soros and the protesters deny any connection. But Reuters did find indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada which started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring type uprising against Wall Street. Moreover, Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground.
Like the protesters, Soros is no fan of the 2008 bank bailouts and subsequent government purchase of the toxic sub-prime mortgage assets they amassed in the property bubble.
The protesters say the Wall Street bank bailouts in 2008 left banks enjoying huge profits while average Americans suffered under high unemployment and job insecurity with little help from Washington. They contend that the richest 1 percent of Americans have amassed vast fortunes while being taxed at a lower rate than most people.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/13/us-wallstreet-protests-origins-idUSTRE79C1YN20111013?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=71
That's funny. Who ELSE is against bailouts, "too big to fail" ideas, and crony capitalism? THE TEA PARTY. But don't tell anyone. That will only confuse the insular, label-obsessed far left. After all, the Tea Party movement is actually thinly-veiled racism, according to them. That's why they HAD TO launch the Bowel Movement -- err, Occupy Wall Street (sleep-in?) movement.
This was not created to distract from Obama's stunning failures, or to push noise into the air that suggests the Tea Party has nothing to say against Wall Street and government corruption. Still amazes me just how widely supported this became by leftists and many in the Democratic Party leadership within WEEKS. But, of course they like anyone making Wall Street bad, even while they take their donations, because it gives government all the more reason to boss around all of those who build business, add jobs, and earn big money. The DNC is all for big government!
And therein lies the PRIMARY DIFFERENCE between Occupy and Tea Party. One supports limiting government power while the other wants other people's hard work to -- beyond cronyism and crookedness -- go for their own good. One believes in individuals succeeding while the other believes in the successful propping up the rest not just a little, but to a ridiculous degree.