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NEW: Cicilline Supports Occupy Movement

Thursday, October 06, 2011

 

Congressman David Cicilline on Thursday said he supports the nearly three-week old Occupy Wall Street movement that has led to spinoff groups in dozens of cities across the country, including Providence.

While the former Providence Mayor did not get into specifics about the Occupy Providence group that started gaining attention last weekend, he applauded the public protests have sought to expose corporate greed and social inequality issues.

“Americans are tired of watching Wall Street speculators and corporate special interests call all the shots, and we’ve been held at their mercy for too long as they artificially drive up fuel prices and try to dodge responsibility for the housing crisis,” Cicilline said. “And these public protests have highlighted the urgency of addressing these important issues.”

Cicilline’s support comes one day after Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison released a statement in solidarity with the demonstrators on Wall Street and around the country. Cicilline joined the CPC in February.

“We have been inspired by the growing grassroots movements on Wall Street and across the country,” statement said. We share the anger and frustration of so many Americans who have seen the enormous toll that an unchecked Wall Street has taken on the overwhelming majority of Americans while benefitting the super wealthy. We join the calls for corporate accountability and expanded middle-class opportunity. “

The Occupy Providence group has been meeting all week in downtown locations to plan their first protest.

 

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good see our voice in congress standing up to wall street! main street over wall street! Good job David

Comment #1 by Lance Perdue on 2011 10 06

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Add this empty, pathetic rhetoric to the cornucopia of empty, pathetic rhetoric with which David Cicilline will attempt to convince us that he is worth of re-election.

Remember how David Cicilline "called for" more jobs, an end to funding for the illegal Afghanistan war, more infrastructure?

Remember how many jobs Cicilline brought to RI? How many members of the armed forces he brought home from Afghanistan? How many infrastructure projects he brought to RI?

ZERO! ZERO! ZERO!

How much change will David Cicilline bring to Wall Street?

ZERO!

Your "voice in congress [sic]" is weak, ineffectual, and of absolutely ZERO value to the noble cause in which he attempts to wrap himself.

David Cicilline is an incompetent, disingenuous, dishonorable little man. He has accomplished NOTHING in Congress beyond posturing and preening.

And he wants to get re-elected to do less of the same.

Comment #2 by Charles Drago on 2011 10 06

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David Cicilline, get off your pocked posterior, go to Wall Street, stand arm-in-arm with those you claim to support.

Perhaps the presence of a U.S. congressman will give the NYPD brass pause before they next emulate Richard Daley's Storm Troopers from 1968.

C'mon, tough guy! Put yourself in harm's way. Take a blow for freedom.

What's that? You're too busy writing letters to President Obama? Touring Israel? Concocting more lies to get yourself re-elected?

Shame on you, David Cicilline.

Comment #3 by Charles Drago on 2011 10 06

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Still waiting for David Cicilline to tell us when he will stand in solidarity with protesters on Wall Street?

Stop waiting. I'll tell you.

Never.

David Cicilline is an incompetent and a liar and a dishonorable little man.

And now we can add "physical coward" to the David Cicilline indictment list.

Enough is enough.

Comment #4 by Charles Drago on 2011 10 06

Headlines should have read......Cicilline is a BOWEL movement.

Comment #5 by pearl fanch on 2011 10 07

This guy is pathetic. Rhode Island can do much better for leaders than this "empty suit."

Comment #6 by Lance Chappell on 2011 10 25




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