Political Correction

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-1%)

November 09, 2011 2:30 pm ET - by Brian Powell

The Occupy Wall Street movement has taken hold across the United States in an explosion of frustration about high unemployment, out of control debt, flat-lined wages, and an almost surreal level of wealth disparity that has increasingly afflicted the middle class over the past 30 years. And while the movement's policy goals remain an open-source, fluid amalgam of populist agendas, it's clear who they claim to represent — they are "the 99%." But the 99% is not well-represented in Congress, and over the past few days their opposition on Capitol Hill has been given a face and a name: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee and a champion of the 1%.

Earlier this week, Issa called on U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to investigate anonymously sourced and quickly denied Fox News "reports" that New York Communities for Change has "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In targeting an organization that advocates for the middle class and those living in poverty, Issa demonstrates once again his support for the 1% and deliberate efforts to undermine everyone else.

Why Issa is the face of the 1%:

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