This speaks for itself:
October 06, 2011 ” Daily Caller” — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s blunt style was on full display in a Wall Street Journal interview published Wednesday.
Cain told reporter Alan Murray that he isn’t a fan of New York City’s “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. “Don’t blame Wall Street,” Cain said. ”[D]on’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!”
The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, currently tied with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in polls for the Republican presidential nomination, speculated the the protests were a ploy to distract voters from Democrats’ responsibility for the state of the economy.
“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these protests are planned an orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration,” he said.
Pressed on whether major banks had anything to do with the current economic recession, Cain conceded that they did, but described their role as historical. “They did have something to do with the crisis that we went into in 2008, but we’re not in 2008, we’re in 2011,” Cain added.
“It is not a person’s fault because they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed,” he continued. “And so this is why I don’t understand these demonstrations and what is it that they’re looking for.”
At first glance Cain appeared to be a breath of fresh air – pleasant, intelligent, logical, pratical. But once he opened his mouth about the OWS crowd – I realized it was just the same Republican BS (and I consider myself a conserative.)
The U6 unemployment rate is 18%. Add in the people who are underemployed, part-time, low wage. Jobs that have no benefits, no vacation, no sick leave, a wage too low to exist on. It is estimated that there are 50,000,000 currently in this situation.
Record number of forclosures, lowest home starts since WWII, record number of homes on the market, home values have dropped as a percentage more than the Great depression.
Our government / society has created an economic structure of ‘wage jobs’. Another words one has to rely on some corporation to provide you with a ‘job’ (notice how they no longer say ‘career’).
Well now there ain’t no jobs! To tell someone in this economic situation: “Pick yourself up, and get a job” is like telling a drowning man from the Titanic: “Just start swimming – you can make it if you really want to.”
The problem is that there is very little opportunity in the corrput system we have allowed to be constructed over many years. It is the ideal system for controlling people because it’s amorphous. There is no one thing to attack. The IRS, the police, the TSA, the House, the Senate?, the EPA?, the POTHUS? You look like fool ranting about any one of these. That’s why it all has to go – no one thing is the problem.
I’m sooo tired of hearing “In America anything is possible – you control your destiny.” Really? The truth is “America is now a lottery – where a minsucel amount win big.”
These OWS are unfocused, and have many zany demands, however they know they’re being screwed, and they’re angry.
They are taking on the amorphous blob!
Well said Doug_B!
Exactly–it’s a scientific dictatorship, the perfection of regulatory democracy.
There’s no mean little man at the top to hate–well, there is, but he’s not directly to blame. It’s the teeming swarms of petty little busy-bodies and the thousands of endless regulations, licenses, permits, fees, excises, taxes, forms…god it just makes me want to puke.
If I could change just ONE THING, it would be to abolish fiat money (which means End the Fed).
Why? Because with real money, the bastards can’t tax us enough to pay for all their oppressive schemes and the market won’t lend them enough without the printing press at their side.
Good to have you with us here, Doug!
On Cain: I smelled Republican years ago, when I heard him as the guest host on Neal Boortz’ radio show. Neal postures as a Libertarian but is GOP through and through. Cain may be worse, though, because at least Boortz is anti War On Drugs and clearly isn’t interested in Fambly Values. Cain is.
Could one expect anything else from the candidate leading in polls of Republican voters?
That’s my take, also.
Republicans love warfare (and corporatism; what they disingenuously refer to as the “free market”) as much as Democrats love welfare – and neither understands what real liberty entails – and desires it even less.