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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Op-ed--To the OWS Protesters: You Have Been Had

I have a message to the protesters engaged in the Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread to various cities across America: you've been had. You've been duped. You are being used as tools by extremist subversives who do not wish to merely correct some excesses on Wall Street to but totally destroy the American way of life that has led this nation to become the most prosperous in the history of the world.
A mere look at the movement's organizers and high-profile participants tells the story: Communist Van Jones, Michael Moore, Jodie Evans and Code Pink, terrorist Bill Ayers, George Soros and his paid lackeys in Media Matters,, and hundreds of other organizations he has funded, and of course, the usual suspects such as ACORN and SEIU.
The fact that these entities are behind the movement has been well-documented and reported. This is clearly not a 'grassroots, citizen movement of common, everyday workers who feel that they have been betrayed by Wall Street fat cats.
Most of us believe that we have been betrayed by the Wall Street fat cats. But they are not the source of the problem. The federal government is behind most of the excesses that led to the near catastrophic collapse of 2008 and the monumental taxpayer-funded bailout that served only to reward their bad behavior.
Beginning in the 1990s, the federal government implemented a policy under Bill Clinton that, for all intents and purposes, used Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the government-established entities that guarantee mortgage loans for lenders, as welfare agencies. The government pressured mortgage lenders to give money to anyone regardless of whether they could repay their loans or not.
I have first-hand knowledge of this dubious practice due to the fact that for several years I had a real estate license...

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