When will America finally wake up?
[R]e[z]ident Barack Obama said the growing protest movement against Wall Street, which has been spreading across the nation, is voicing the American public's widespread frustration about the country's financial system.
"I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel," he said Thursday. "People are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works."
But Obama, taking questions at the White House after making a push for the American Jobs Acts, said the U.S. has to have have a strong and effective financial sector for the economy to grow. He said the financial regulation bill he championed is designed to make sure there is tougher oversight of the financial industry.
"The American people understand that not everybody's been following the rules, that Wall Street is an example of that," he said.
The march was mostly peaceful - until after nightfall, when scuffles erupted and some of the younger demonstrators were arrested when they tried to storm barricades blocking them from Wall Street and the Stock Exchange.
Beat these Enemies of the State into the dirt!
Please take note...the Marxist-Sociopaths are behind all of this...
The communist Michael Fat-Assed Moore...
"This is a historic day. This movement has come together because the people wanted it to happen. Not because of a leader. Not because of a dues-paying organization, but because the people wanted it. I love the human microphone and I'll tell you why. Because this isn't just my voice or his voice or her voice. It's all of our voices. Let's keep the movement like this. Do not let politicians co-opt this movement. Each one of you here today represents another 100,000 Americans who couldn't be here today but are happy that you are here. And they will be there in their cities. The occupy movement is everywhere. Occupy! Everywhere!
"The men on the top floors of these buildings -- especially you, Goldman Sachs -- they are responsibly for ruining the lives of millions of people -- hundreds of millions of people -- on this planet. Someone in the media just asked me, 'Who organized this?' I said [points up to buildings], 'They organized this!'
"They took their boot and put it on the necks of the American people and now the American people want that boot removed. Now. Not next year. Now! We've had it. Enough is enough. The dirtiest word in corporate America is 'enough.' They can't get enough. They weren't satisfied with being just filthy rich. They wanted to be something better than filthy rich and this is what they got. They may have stolen trillions of dollars but we are here to say we want that money back. When do we want the money back? When do we want the money back?
Former New York governor David Paterson paid a visit, while Yoko Ono and Alec Baldwin voiced their opinion on Twitter. (Yoko’s tweet: “I love #OccupyWallStreet As John said, “One hero cannot do it. Each one of us have to be heroes.” And you are. Thank you. love, yoko”)
On Saturday, protestors moved from their base in the financial district’s Zuccotti Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, leading to mass arrests, including that of New York Times reporter Natasha Lannard (she has since been released).
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