Fox News host Chris Wallace claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street movement is no longer a plus for politicians who support it because Americans are “fed up” with the protesters.
“If you look at the polls, it’s two-thirds of the American people think there should be higher taxes on people who make more than $200,000/$250,000 a year in this country,” Fox News contributor Juan Williams told Wallace. “And I don’t think anybody’s going to forget that when the Republican candidates were asked, will you take one dollar in tax hikes in exchange for ten dollars in spending cuts? They said, ‘No.’”
Williams added: “So the overwhelming impact in terms of the presidential campaign is that the Republicans, in this time of Occupy Wall Street, are the protectors of the super rich.”
“I’m not sure we should talk about Occupy Wall Street as a plus anymore,” Wallace interrupted.
“Yeah, I think we should,” Williams disagreed.
“Really?” Wallace asked. “With all the violence in the streets?”
“You are getting distracted,” Williams pointed out.
“I think I’m in touch with what most people are thinking,” Wallace insisted. “Which is that they are getting fed up with it.”
“You’re not,” Williams argued. “The fact is when you ask most people, is Wall Street out of control? Is there inequality in terms of income in this country? People say, ‘Yes.’ And those are basic tenets of Occupy Wall Street…”
“Juan, there’s a limit and we want to play fair here,” Wallace said, cutting him off.
“Your not playing fair, but go right ahead,” Williams replied.
Watch this video from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Nov. 20, 2011.
(H/T: Crooks and Liars)