Backing these lunatics is going to come back and bite him in the ass.
(TheDC) — President Barack Obama and Occupy Wall Street are speaking the same language.
In his weekly address to the nation, Obama cited an economic report showing that the middle class has lost ground to “the top one percent.”
“The average income for the top one percent of Americans has risen almost seven times faster than the income of the average middle class family,” he said. “And this has happened during a period where the cost of everything from health care to college has skyrocketed.”
Obama explained that Americans should not spite the wealthy, but that prosperity should be available to all classes.
“Now, in this country, we don’t begrudge anyone wealth or success — we encourage it. We celebrate it,” he said. “But America is better off when everyone has had the chance to get ahead — not just those at the top of the income scale. The more Americans who prosper, the more America prospers.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, at his Friday briefing, tried to tie the “Occupy” movement’s frustration to the administration’s counterparts in Congress.