We Aren’t the Only Ones Saying It

It looks like Americans for Prosperity is planning to hold an anti-Occupy rally in New York. The Guardian quotes Steve Lonegan, who achieved fame for trying to force Spanish-language billboards out of Bogota, NJ while he was mayor and was later supported by Ron Paul when he ran for governor:

The Occupy Wall Street crowd is nothing but a fringe element of malcontents bent on mayhem and destruction… These are people who despise free enterprise.

Free enterprise, like advertising to people who don’t read English well?

A more perceptive quote is found in a comment on the article responding to Lonegan’s charge.

Americans have this myth that capitalism is free enterprise. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, capitalism is the enemy of free enterprise…Capitalists are the 1%, free enterprise is the 99%.

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