Monday, October 24, 2011

Quote of the day: Preventing the powder keg from blowing completely

Matt Tiabbi on why everyone on the left and the right seems uncomfortable about #OccupyWallStreet:
The reality, of course, is that people like Rush, Romney and Obama are all becoming cognizant of the deep frustrations that exist across the political spectrum and are growing desperate to prevent the powder keg from blowing completely – hence the intense effort to describe OWS as a top-down manipulation.

Of course the notion that this is all a media fabrication is ludicrous. Dylan Ratigan didn’t invent four million people in foreclosure, he didn’t invent ten trillion dollars in bailouts, and he didn’t invent Wall Street’s $160 billion bonus pool the year after the crash of its own creation.

1 comment:

Carl Fisher said...

As one of the 'angry masses' I am not so much upset at Obama, but more or less anyone who has been in Congress for 20+ years and has allowed things to get this bad. The Jobs Bill should have been here a decade or so ago when the last of the nations manufacturing jobs were being shipped overseas.
By no means am I a protectionist, but damn, if you're going to make it easier than it already was for corporations to ship jobs overseas you should at least make sure you have a high quality educational infrastructure to retrain all these workers that will suddenly be out of work. Our government didn't do that, and that's why I'm angry.