Nothing whips the left into a frothy rage more than Sarah Palin.
(The Hill) — Sarah Palin blasted the Occupy Wall Street protest movement on Thursday night for wanting the same thing they protest: A government bailout.
“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!'” Palin said in a speech to the Florida GOP party, according to the Associated Press report.
Originally, Palin said, “I looked at [the movement] 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.”
But Palin doesn’t think the protesters are holding Wall Street accountable so much as they are demanding equal treatment. “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,'” she said. “The American dream, our foundation, is about work ethic and empowerment, not entitlement.”
Palin also suggested that the protesters, who now ‘Occupy’ in a variety of cities around the nation, find their purpose protesting the White House.
“My question to the Occupy Wall street crowd is, ‘Where have you been the last three years?’” Palin said. “I suggest if they want to vent and want to change the situation, then they vent in the right direction. They need to hop on a bus and travel south — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where there’s plenty of space to occupy.”