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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

People want Wall Street to give up its cheat codes

matt taibbi has a long and articulate breakdown at his rolling stone blog on the issues that are driving the continuing growth of the occupy wall street protests...

in this video clip, the moron he's sitting across from claims that the protestors are JEALOUS of the rich... HA...!

And we hate the rich? Come on. Success is the national religion, and almost everyone is a believer. Americans love winners. But that's just the problem. These guys on Wall Street are not winning – they're cheating. And as much as we love the self-made success story, we hate the cheater that much more.

We cheer for people who hit their own home runs in this country– not shortcut-chasing juicers like Bonds and McGwire, Blankfein and Dimon.

That's why it's so obnoxious when people say the protesters are just sore losers who are jealous of these smart guys in suits who beat them at the game of life. This isn't disappointment at having lost. It's anger because those other guys didn't really win. And people now want the score overturned.

i've heard others say that taibbi is the heir to hunter thompson... not sure i'd agree but he's getting close...

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