In the News (from CBS News): “Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain accused anti-Wall Street protesters of playing the ‘victim card’ – and suggested that those participating in protests nationwide against corporate greed and a lack of jobs are merely doing so out of ‘jealousy.’
“Cain argued that the recent protests against the financial sector were ‘anti-American,’ and that they were meant to be ‘a distraction’ from the Obama administration’s ‘failed policies.’
“‘The free market system and capitalism are two of the things that have allowed this nation and this economy to become the biggest in the world,’ he added. ‘Even though we have our challenges, I believe that the protests are more anti-capitalism and anti-free market than anything else.’
“Fellow GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich… pointed to the protests as an example of ‘class warfare’ waged by the president against the wealthy.
“The former House Speaker blamed a recent ‘hostility to free enterprise’ on America’s educational system. … ‘And I regard the Wall Street protesters as a natural outcome of a bad education system teaching them really dumb ideas.’”