Who owns the economy? Barack Obama owns the economy. He said so himself recently in an unusually candid moment with ABC's George Stephanopolus. he said we are not better off than we were four years ago:
Well, I don't think they're better off than they were four years ago. They're not better off than they were before Lehman's collapse, before the financial crisis-- before this extraordinary recession we're going through. I think that-- what we've seen is that we've been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy. But the unemployment rate is still way too high. And that's why it's so critical for us to make sure that we are taking every action we can take to put people back to work.
Vice President Biden says, "We're in charge" and that he doesn't blame Americans for being angry over the economy. He spoke to a Miami radio station talk show host recently and made the statements.
The protesters are organizing around the country, with the help of unions and George Soros funded organizations on the left. Let them do it and good luck to them. They have no coherent message other than the standard anti-capitalist messages we hear from most leftist rebellions. The contrast is stark against the Tea Party, with whom they are now compared by the shallow thinking media.
The Tea Party created no property damage, no arrests for violence or not responding to law enforcement instructions, didn't damage small businesses and then cleaned up after themselves after they disbanded and went home. The leftists pitch tents, defecate in public, harrass law enforcement and have no clear message.
Republicans must not succumb to griping about the occupy wall street crowd. Let us support the populist theme and spread the message of the failed policies of this administration.