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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:52 AM
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36. Endorsing Obama, SEIU says president for 99%
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/16/endorsi... /

"One of the nation's largest labor unions gave an early endorsement to Pres. Barack Obama Wednesday, using lingo from the Occupy movement to describe the incumbent president as standing with the 99%, rather than millionaires and corporations in the 1%.

"As Americans we face stark choice," Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry said Wednesday. "Do we want leaders who side with rich corporations, the 1% who are prospering, or leaders who side with us, the 99 percent?"

...But in an interview, Occupy DC spokesman Sam Jewler denied any alignment with the union.

"We certainly have not endorsed President Obama or any other politicians," Jewler told CNN during an interview Wednesday at an impromptu tent city a few blocks from the White House.

He said from his perspective, "the whole system has problems, so there's no single politician who's able to fix the money and politics, the growing wealth disparity. None of them can answer to that, because all of them are taking money from the corporations and the wealthy."





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