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Occupy Pittsburgh to Rally at 1-Percenter Romney Events


Pittsburgh PA–(ENEWSPF)–October 26, 2011.  Members of Occupy Pittsburgh will rally outside of the Console Energy Center Thursday October 27th at 10:30 AM while former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney hosts the Republican Committee of Allegheny County’s (RCAC) fundraiser there until noon.

After the fundraiser benefitting RCAC, which costs just $60, Romney will host a luncheon fundraiser for his Presidential campaign. Lunch with the candidate will cost $1000.  Lunch and a photograph with him will cost $2,500.

With a personal fortune around $200 Million, Romney is referred to as the “banksters’ choice” for the 2012 Presidential election with $2.3 Million from donors linked to the finance industry in his campaign coffers.  In fact, a list of his top 20 donors is composed almost entirely of world’s largest banks including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. As a member of the 1 percent controlling much of American’s wealth, Romney made millions at the helm of a venture capital/management consulting company which at times used leveraged buyouts to make huge fees which helped send a company into bankruptcy.

In his quest for the Presidency, Romney has done about-faces on numerous social and financial issues to come into line with the national Republican party platform.  His own party members have challenged him on his “flip-flops,” as 2008 Republican Presidential nominee John McCain termed Romney’s changing views. 

Romney has called the non-violent Occupy Movement, “dangerous class warfare.”  Knowing who his supporters are is the key to knowing exactly what sort of danger the Occupy movement poses to Romney. 

About Occupy Pittsburgh

Known in New York City as Occupy Wall Street, there are now more than 1600 cities in the US and overseas where some sort of occupation-style movement has begun. Occupy Pittsburgh has been developed by residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania in harmony and solidarity with the 99% Occupy movement. Banding together are people from all age groups and most levels of society who have one thing in common: the desire for a future free of the corporate greed, corruption and undue political influence. 

Source: www.OccupyPittsburgh.org

 


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