Yesterday, in a speech to Florida Republican donors, Sarah Palin called out the connection between Big Government and Big Business and echoed Herman Cain’s admonition to Occupy Wall Street to occupy Washington instead. But, with typical Palin flair, she said it all in a descriptive, easy-to-remember way:
“They say, ‘Wall Street fat cats got a bailout so now I want one too,’” Palin said. “And the correct answer is no one is entitled to a bailout.”
Palin said that rather than bailouts, “The American dream — our foundation — is about work ethic and empowerment, not entitlement.”
“Barack Obama is owned by Wall Street,” she said. “The fat cats, as he calls them, they’re his friends. They’re his pals. That’s where he gets his campaign donations. And he’s very generous about giving these cats their cat nip: bigger returns on their investments in bailouts.”
Little to add to that. As conservatives have said pretty much from the minute the Days of Rage first broke out, if the Occupy Wall Street movement seriously wants to eliminate crony capitalism, the protesters will have to advocate for a smaller, less powerful federal government, too.