OWS in the media

OWS in the media

by digby

Chris Hayes' show on OWS.

"Consider this: taking a bus is not a political act until someone makes it one."

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And here's the New York Times editorial board:

There are plenty of policy goals to address the grievances of the protesters — including lasting foreclosure relief, a financial transactions tax, greater legal protection for workers’ rights, and more progressive taxation. The country needs a shift in the emphasis of public policy from protecting the banks to fostering full employment, including public spending for job creation and development of a strong, long-term strategy to increase domestic manufacturing.

It is not the job of the protesters to draft legislation. That’s the job of the nation’s leaders, and if they had been doing it all along there might not be a need for these marches and rallies. Because they have not, the public airing of grievances is a legitimate and important end in itself. It is also the first line of defense against a return to the Wall Street ways that plunged the nation into an economic crisis from which it has yet to emerge.

And finally, Jesse LaGreca (go to 4:20 if you want to skip the vacuous roundtable, although unfortunately, you can't escape their pompous tittering in the background)

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