A spokesman for Americans for Prosperity would not predict how many people might attend the rally at the Rockefeller, but the group’s website claims to be “more than two million activists strong” across the country. The group has chapters in 34 states, according to its press release. Attendees will listen to speeches from Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, Lonegan and others.
“What the American people are really worried about is President Obama’s failing agenda,” Lonegan said.
“They are worried about a failing agenda that is saddling future generations of Americans with trillions of dollars of debt and leaving them with a bleak future. They are worried about the economic destruction President Obama’s policies have had on the economy and on job creation.”
Bill Dobbs, an Occupy Wall Street activist who attended the movement’s anniversary event on Monday, described the rally as “an interesting development”.
“But the rich want almost everything, they’d like to take just about everything in sight,” he said. “The 1% must be getting desperate to put their supporters out on the street.”
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