VIDEO: Ron Paul defends Occupy movement
For most of the Republican presidential contenders, Occupy Wall Street and its assorted spin-offs such as Occupy Denver are bad news. Occupiers have been characterized essentially as lazy bums and their message as a cry for class warfare.
Ron Paul broke from the pack last week in New Hampshire and said Americans–and especially people in government–need to listen to occupiers and ask themselves the fundamental question of how America got into the position where so many feel so disenfranchised.
PAUL: In many ways, it’s a very healthy movement. I’m not one to say, “why don’t you get a bath and go get a job and quit crybabying.” I don’t like that at all. I think that’s a misunderstanding of where the unemployment comes from. The unemployment comes from policy, government policy…