Michael Moore is an Academy-Award winning filmmaker and best-selling author
Michael Moore's comments today delivered and relayed at the "We Are One" rally at the State Capitol in Honolulu:
I want to thank you for turning out today to make your voices heard -- and they ARE heard, even across ocean and land. Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining with you to honor Dr. King by standing up for working people all over America. It was what he was doing in Memphis when he was killed 43 years ago today, supporting sanitation workers on strike.
Today everywhere is Memphis, and it's not just sanitation workers being attacked. It's teachers and firefighters and social workers -- yes, all those greedy public workers who caused the Great Recession we are in!
It was the greedy teachers who caused the crash on Wall Street!
It was the greedy firefighters who sent millions of jobs overseas!
It was the greedy social workers who insisted that GE pay no taxes and that CEOs should make 500 times what the average employee makes!
No, my friends, it wasn't! It was the top 1% of the country who did this. THEY brought on the mortgage crisis. THEY made off with billions of dollars from our economy. THEY have systematically destroyed the middle class. And THEY have bought and sold the very people elected to represent us!
America is not broke! It's just that the wealthy have absconded with the money! They've removed it from circulation and left us begging for school supplies and fire trucks and libraries. Even the Wall Street Journal admits that the uber-rich are currently just sitting on almost $2 trillion of cash. They're not creating jobs with it. They're not re-circulating it. They're just hanging on to it hoping to make more money off it by continuing their casino games in the stock market, the derivatives market, the credit default swaps market and any other crazy scheme they can invent.
This has to stop. But it won't stop unless we make it stop. 400 wealthy Americans
now have more wealth than 150 million Americans COMBINED!
But what they don't have is the right to vote 150 million times. They only have 400 votes! Are we going to allow 400 bullies destroy the lives and livelihoods of 150 million of our fellow Americans? The time to act is now!
Thank you for taking a stand today.
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