Occupy New Hampshire activist Mark Provost made national headlines Wednesday when he attended a town hall meeting hosted by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and asked about his past comment that “corporations are people.” Provost’s question to Romney came Occupy New Hampshire is preparing for a series of events leading up to the state’s Republican primary to highlight the disproportionate impact corporations and wealthy donors have on the political process.
Democracy Now! airs an excerpt of the town-hall exchange and get Provost’s response to Romney reply. “I think his response, really, again is this denial that there’s this class in the country, and that there are some people within the corporation — specifically, the workers — that are taking it on the chin so that the United States’ executive management can make massive bonuses and serve their shareholders rather well too, because the profits largely go to capital gains and dividends.”
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Occupy Wall Street protesters interrupted Obama‘s job speech at a high school in Manchester, New Hampshire. They started shouting their statement and had been cut off by Obama supporters. Entire OWS statement was passed to reporters :”Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.”