Mark Meckler: Wall Street Protesters Are Law Breakers
Tea Party Patriots National Chairman Mark Meckler shot down any comparisons between the tea party and the Occupy Wall Street protesters as unfounded, reports the Daily Caller
“These are law breaking people,” Meckler told The Daily Caller. “We have nothing in common with them other than we are all American citizens. My read on the news is that they do not even know what they are protesting.”
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips also noted that the two groups share very little common ground. “I see very little in the way of commonalities between the two groups,” Phillips said. “The Occupy Wall Street protesters act mostly as a mob, without any real coherent explanation of their grievances.”
“The protesters are upset about bailouts but they want to see that money used on more social programs, where the tea party objects to the government bailing out businesses,” Phillips asserted. “The tea party thinks that money should go back to the people as tax refunds or should never be taxed in the first place.”
“The ultimate goal of the tea party is a reduction in the size of government and a return to constitutional bounds. The goal of these people is ultimately a socialist revolution,” Phillips argued.