October 6, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing protests on Wall Street and elsewhere:
"The Wall Street protestors need to open their eyes to the fact that they are being used as pawns to promote a radical class warfare agenda. They are nothing more than tools for big labor organizations like SEIU, Marxist groups, radical environmentalists, MoveOn.org, and others. These are the professional left.
"In many ways, the frustration being vented against Wall Street is a natural consequence of Barack Obama's class warfare rhetoric. They are following his lead. But what protestors should realize is that Wall Street's investment banks are merely bit players in the financial mess we are in. They are only scratching the surface.
"It was government policies that loosened lending, weakened underwriting standards, pushed loans on those it turned out could not afford them, and allowed the obscene levels of leverage to creep into the system. It will be impossible to address the weakened state of the economy today without addressing these government-directed policies."
Wall Street protesters scratch the surface," by ALG President Bill Wilson at http://blog.getliberty.org/default.asp?Display=3730 .