Rep. Walsh Models GOP's False Depiction Of Financial Crisis, Occupy Wall Street

November 22, 2011 3:45 pm ET

From the November 21, 2011, edition of Fox Business' Follow the Money:

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REP. JOE WALSH (R-IL): Look, I'm no defender of the banks, the big banks especially, and if I were in Congress a few years ago I wouldn't have voted to bail them out, we have bailed them out. But come on, they didn't cause this problem. The town that I work in caused this problem. Washington, D.C. And too many folks don't understand that, or do understand that and they're just trying to purposely cause a disruption. [...]

[T]he media has been protecting and boosting this Occupy Wall Street stuff ever since it began, and I'm tired of it. It's at the point now where it's trying to, attempting to, disrupt the American way of life, and that's anti-American. Everything this little— and I'm not even gonna call it a movement, as far as I'm concerned it's a well-organized, well-funded effort, I think by far-left anti-American folks who do want to bring down what this country is all about. [...] When you look at what Occupy Wall Street advocates, which is basically some sort of socialist vision where government takes care of everybody, you can't help but think they're misguided.