"When it first kind of got off the ground... I looked at it as thinking, well these folks, they feel legitimate indignation about the Wall Street bailouts -- financial institutions behaving recklessly, and then we get stuck with the bill... many of us still quite ticked off about it all, because we don't have assurances that those who caused the financial collapse in the first place... are being held accountable and that it won't happen again."
She said though the movement may have begun in earnest, positions have evolved, and its organizers have drawn the wrong conclusions. Of the protesters, she said, "They say, 'Wall Street 'fat cats' got a bailout, so now I want one too,' and the correct answer is, 'No one is entitled to a bailout.'"
"The American dream, our foundation, is about work ethic and empowerment, not entitlement," she said. " In fact, the nation's dividing line today is how you answer this question: Are you entitled to other people's money? The Wall Street crony capitalists, the Obama Administration, the leftist politicos, big union bosses and the occupiers, they all say, 'Yes!' The rest of America says, 'No!'"
You would think that the left would be dying to financially cut off corporate welfare bums everywhere.
The thing is, these corporate welfare bums employ lots of people, including unions. If they get cut off, people will be thrown out of work. Unions will be weakened.
When you make people dependent on government money that's what happens. People don't want to stop the gravy train, even if they know it's wrong on some level.
H/T: Texans for Sarah Palin