WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama joined protesters outside the White House – protesting the man inside the White House.
The Obama Administration has come out strongly supporting the OCCUPY MOVEMENT and members of the Cabinet, including President Obama, took part in demonstrations outside the White House last weekend.
Weeks after taking to the streets in Manhattan, Occupy Wall St demonstrators were camped a outside the White House. When President Obama saw them he ran out and joined them.
“The President joined with the protesters as they raised their fists at the White House. They all chanted, we are the 99, we are the 99,” said Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary. “President Obama is one of the 99, he feels like he is one of them. He knows he is one of them.”
Joe Biden also supported the protesters saying, “hey, I could be out of a job in fifteen months, too. Then what will I do.”
Mr Obama said people were angry because Wall Street had not been following the rules. “And I’m mad at them too. I gave them rules and they won’t follow them. When I’m in charge you do what I say,” Obama reportedly told reporters.
The protesters, including the President are lashing out at corporate greed to the ballooning deficit to, above all, the political class.
“We hate politicians,” said Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
“Politicians are only interested in keeping themselves employed, so they don’t make decisions for the people,” said Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President.
The movement is targeting “the 1 percent” – wealthy Americans whose taxes Mr Obama wants to raise to pay for his program to boost jobs.
“Hey, I’m not in the 1 percent,” the President told WWN. “I’m in the top 2%. The top 1% are where the real greedy guys are.”
It’s not clear who will Occupy White House in 2012.