Friday, October 21 · 3:00pm – 6:00pm
City Hall Base Camp to Wharton School of Business
Eric Cantor, House GOP Minority Leader is giving a seminar about income inequality at the Wharton School of Business from 4:30-6:30. Occupy Philadelphia, it is up to you to make this your largest march yet!
Gee. Why are Republican pinheads talking about the 99% all of a sudden? It’s so cute when they paint themselves as the protectors of the working class, isn’t it?
The Virginia congressman, the most recent and prominent Republican whipping boy for Democrats, is heading to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to talk about income disparity and how Republicans believe the government could help fix it, an aide said. The speech will zero in on how Washington could help a “a single working mom…a small business owner…and how we make sure the people at the top stay there,” the aide said.
“He’ll talk about the various socioeconomic classes and how Washington should stop pushing different people down the economic ladder and instead can work together to ensure that all people have the ability move up,” the aide said.
It’s a political and substantive contrast with the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, the aide said. President Barack Obama is pushing for increased taxes on the rich, something Republicans have rejected. And the GOP has recently turned to attacking Democratic policies as pitting the nation’s top earners against the less fortunate — class warfare, they say. The frame of Cantor’s speech will be how the government can help all slices of American life.
But but but… government is the problem, isn’t it? I’m so confused!