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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Should ‘Go Home and Get A Job and A Life’?

28 Oct

Huffington Post is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Herman “Pizza Man” Cain has taken another swipe at the Occupy Wall Street protesters, telling them to “go home and get a job and a life” while speaking to a crowd in Arkansas.

The “Pizza Man” made the comments in response to more than a dozen Occupy protesters who were gathered outside the event, according to the Tolbert Report. “Nobody knows what their cause is,” Cain said before telling the activists to go home.

Cain also had harsh words for the left in general during the campaign stop, saying “the American dream has been hijacked” by liberals, “but we can take it back.”

This is of course a phrase often bantered by the uber-conservatives, the likes of the Tea party and Glenn Beck, but they never define what that means. Which version of the American Dream are you referring to Pizza Man? Are you referring to the American Dream of the millionaires like yourself, or to the American Dream of the 99% of one day owning a home, and supporting their family, maybe helping to put their kids through college and then having something to retire on? Open your eyes and shut your pie hole, there aren’t enough jobs! Tax cuts for the wealthy – as in your 999 plan – haven’t created many jobs here in America during the past ten years, but they’ve created lots of jobs overseas. Is that the American Dream of which you speak?

Of course Cain’s blasted the Occupy movement every chance he gets; earlier this month he told the Wall Street Journal that the protesters who don’t have jobs have no one to blame but themselves:

“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! … It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.”

Cain – has an estimated net worth of somewhere between $2.9 million and $6.8 million, according to recently certified financial disclosure forms, so of course he feels threatened when a group decides to protest government policies protecting his “hard earned” millionaire status, and like many of his “class” he can’t understand why the 9% of Americans who are out of work might not appreciate tax cuts to the wealthiest 2%.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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One response to “Occupy Wall Street Protesters Should ‘Go Home and Get A Job and A Life’?

  1. rsmithing

    October 28, 2011 at 13:57

    Welll, at least he admits he doesn’t have the facts to back up what he says. Sheesh…

     

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