Thursday, March 15, 2012
“No gratitude” for the billionaire executives who are financing our elections
by Larry Geller
Democracy Now reports on a demonstration at Mitt Romney’s fundraiser in New York City (snip):
Adopting the language of Occupy Wall Street, a satirical group calling themselves "1 Percent for Mitt," offered a mock defense of Romney’s candidacy.
"Richard Thanyou": "I’m here today to tell these hippies that they should buy their own politicians, that’s the American way. There’s no gratitude here for the billionaire executives, who are financing our elections. Some countries can’t even hold elections. I think a little gratitude is in order. Some of my one-percenter friends are here to tell these hippies what’s up. I’m hoping there’s not a clash, but I think in the marketplace of ideas, we’ve shown, the one-percenters will always prevail, whether it’s Mitt Romney or Barack Obama in 2012. The system is rigged for us. It’s class war, and we’re winning."