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Rep. Ryan says Wall Street protests should ‘wake up’ Congress

Published: Thu, October 6, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m.


The quickly growing protests that have been dubbed “Occupy Wall Street” are gaining local political support.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th, released a statement today supporting the thousands of protesters that have taken root in Manhattan, New York.

“It was only a matter of time before the American people realized what gave rise to the highest level of income inequality since the Great Depression: a runaway economic system devoid of compassion or patriotism and a political system that would rather fight ideological battles than pragmatically fix the problem,” Ryan said in a statement. “The demonstrations we see are a direct expression of the frustration of 30 years of stagnant wages for the middle class and diminished opportunity for our youth while the people who shipped our jobs overseas or closed our factories received exorbitant bonuses.”

Ryan said the rallies should be “no surprise to anyone” and said they should serve as “a wake-up call to Congress.”


1DOLE2(595 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

He supports them but nobody knows what they are protesting......this is the liberal Tea Party!

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1194 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

I would think the protest is in response to many things that goes on, on Wall Street and big companies. Such as kasich getting a $400,000 for running a company into the ground. And the MILLIONS AND MILLIONS given to CEO's while we the working employees stuggle to make ends meet.

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3piak(508 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Separate the public sector from the private sector. The "prostesters", led by the Auto Workers, SEIU and another bunch who I could care less about remembering, are out there harassing the private sector. Anything to get the public's mind off The Big O's miserable "record" in the White House.

Just think! Kasich ruined a company and got $400,000 for it. What company was it and what was their connection to the public trough? Solyndra...$585,000,000,000. AND THAT WAS PUBLIC MONEY!!!!!!!We KNOW WHERE that money came from, dont we?

You think the market is a scam? Try the left's "green" energy. The only green I see is the cash going into some of The Big O's crony capitalists pockets.

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4Attis(1134 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Timmy, this mass and growing protest is directed at you too, Mr. Congressman, and every other hypocritical political prostitute. Don't think for a moment that the Democrat Party machine can manipulate this American Autumn.

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5rocky14(836 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago


It's you Teabaggers who are the Socialists.
You want the Public Sector to get the same pay and benefits as the Private Sector.
That's being a Socialist!!!

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6DOLE2(595 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

If he supports them why isn't he there with them? Why are no Dems out there getting press.Gaurantee the main stream media will compare this with Freedom marchers and Ghandi

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