Occupy Eric Cantor March

Friday, October 21 · 3:00pm – 6:00pm
City Hall Base Camp to Wharton School of Business
Occupy Philadelphia

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!

4 thoughts on “Occupy Eric Cantor March

  1. Cantor is going to say that the answer to the problem is “lower taxes so that the job creators can create more jobs.”

    You watch and see. I won’t watch. It would be too boring.

  2. As DBK states Cantor will demand that ALL the wealth be given to the top 1% so that they can finally do what’s right for the rest of us. That message will resonate well with the low information voters the Republicans rely on to keep electing them to office. “Stupid is as stupid does.”

  3. Yeah, when I read this part–
    how we make sure the people at the top stay there,”
    I thought, well, I guess it’s good he’s acknowledging that there’s a top and that government has been actively protecting people on the top, who are “too big to fail,” from the economic consequences of their actions. And then I realized this wasn’t the prelude to an apology. He thinks this is good policy.

  4. “The frame of Cantor’s speech will be how the government can help all slices of American life.”

    The Republicans have already done an excellent job in slicing up American life, thank you very much.
    Interesting how they are now cynically exploiting the rhetoric of equality, a principle that they virulently oppose.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the Occupy movement. I hope that they can rise to the occasion with at least a thousand participants.

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