Statements about Occupy Wall Street
"Barack Hussein Obama will ... force local authorities to allow Occupy protesters to live in parks."
"In 1950, corporations paid $3 in taxes for every $1 by a worker. Today, they pay 22 cents for every $1 by a worker."
"Bank of America could create 878,300 jobs with benefits if they spent their 2010 bonuses on job creation."
"Following the catastrophic, cascading collapse of major investment banks on Wall Street in 2007.....Nobody was prosecuted, no hearings were held and no reforms were implemented."
1 percent of Americans are millionaires. 47 percent of House Reps. are millionaires. 56 percent of Senators are millionaires.
"If [Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed] wants to be like Bull Connor, then so be it."
"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."
Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."
On letting Occupy Atlanta protesters stay in Woodruff Park.
"94 percent of winning candidates in 2010 had more money than their opponents."
Says "There are now Occupy Wall Street camps in hundreds of cities across the United States."
"According to Wikipedia, there are only five countries in the entire planet that are more unequal than the United States in the distribution of our wealth."
"More than 25 million Americans are unemployed. More than 50 million live without health insurance. Perhaps 100 million live in poverty."
Say the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay in the U.S. is 475 to 1.
U.S. unemployment among people ages 16 to 24 is "18.4 percent, which is a 60-year high."
"Not a single banker, a CEO from Wall Street, anyone from corporate America — nobody, (there was) not one arrest of any of these people who brought down the economy in 2008."
"Today, you have six financial institutions, the largest six, that have assets that are the equivalent of 60 percent of the GDP of the United States of America."
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