If further proof is needed that the Occupy Wall Street protests have captured the public’s mind, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were asked about them today during unrelated news conferences in Washington D.C. and in Albany.
And both tried to align themselves with the goals of the protests, if not the specifics of the action.
“I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel,” Mr. Obama said at a news conference to promote the American Jobs Act. “That we had the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, huge collateral damage all throughout the country, all across Main Street, and yet you’re still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us into this problem in the first place.” Read More