Thank You Occupy!

Doug Mills/The New York Times

The speech, and the days of buildup that preceded it, marked the president’s most stark attack so far on what he described as “breathtaking greed.”

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Published: December 6, 2011

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“Infusing his speech with the moralistic language that has emerged in the Occupy protests around the nation, Mr. Obama warned that growingincome inequality meant that the United States was undermining its middle class and, “gives lie to the promise that’s at the very heart of America:  that this is the place where you can make it if you try.””

“Though it was lacking in specific new policy prescriptions, the hourlong speech, and the days of buildup that preceded it, marked the president’s starkest attack on what he described as the “breathtaking greed” that contributed to the economic turmoil still reverberating around the nation. At one point, he noted that the average income of the top 1 percent — adopting the marker that has been the focus of the Occupy movement — has gone up by more than 250 percent, to $1.2 million a year.”

About laura

bleedingheartyankeeliberal - I should have a t-shirt made. I'm hugely indebted to the Teamsters for being able to live among the 1%. Before the last of us lucky ones become extinct, I'm volunteering with the LAUSD's Collective Bargaining Education Project. I'd actually like to get a little 'press' for the program. I believe 'Union' needs to be the word on the street. I'm talking high school kids.
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