I mention this because Jesse Jackson had an op-ed in yesterday's SunTimes. Jackson is another one of those guys who everyone on the right presents as a hypocritical cartoon character scoundrel. It is so pervasive that I even hear liberals mock him. Jackson can be exasperating, but like all of us, he is made of flesh. His is a type A personality, just like the folks who are trying to dismantle the federal social safety net. He may be trying to make a buck like everyone else, but in the meantime he has spent a significant amount of his life dedicated to helping the least among us, and he is right on the mark when he discussing the Occupy Wall Street phenomena.
When 400 Americans have more wealth than over 150 million Americans, when our public purse is used to spend hundreds of billions to save Wall Street bankers from themselves, when conservatives want to gut Social Security and Medicare to pay for the Wall Street bailout, it's time for average Americans to make their voices heard.
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