Great. It’s about time…..
I hate that it takes pressure to make President Obama support the Progressive policies he was elected to implement. I know the arguments about practical politics, etc, but he tends to play it way too safe and compromise way too much.
This support for the Occupy Wall Street movement is a calculated risk. The Wall Street gang whose campaign cash he is counting on aren’t going to like this….
But he kind of had to start supporting this or completely lose his already down-spirited base….
In any event, I’m glad to see the President and the White House publicly lining up on the right side of the issues….
From Business Insider:
White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe embraced the Occupy Wall Street protests on behalf of President Barack Obama in an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday.
“The protests you’re seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America,” Plouffe told George Stephanopoulos. “People are very frustrated by an economy that does not reward hard work and responsibility, where Wall Street and Main Street don’t seem to play by the same set of rules. The question is, on Wall Street reform, which the president passed, for instance most of the Republicans in Congress, and I believe all the Republicans on the stage tonight in New Hampshire, they want to unwind Wall Street reform.”
“If you’re concerned about Wall Street and our financial system, the president is standing on the side of consumers and the middle class and a lot of these Republicans are basically saying, you know what, let’s go back to the same policies that led us to the great recession in the first place,” he added.