VIDEO: Ron Paul says Occupy movement has a point

For most of the Republican presidential contenders, Occupy Wall Street and its assorted spin-offs such as Occupy Denver are bad news. Occupiers have been characterized essentially as lazy bums and their message as a cry for class warfare.

Ron Paul broke from the pack last week in New Hampshire and said Americans–and especially people in government–need to listen to occupiers and ask themselves the fundamental question of how America got into the position where so many feel so disenfranchised.

From NationofChange:

PAUL: In many ways, it’s a very healthy movement. I’m not one to say, “why don’t you get a bath and go get a job and quit crybabying.” I don’t like that at all. I think that’s a misunderstanding of where the unemployment comes from. The unemployment comes from policy, government policy…

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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