Brooklynites are so irate about Washington, war and Wall Street that they’re going to protest at the epicenter of American capitalism.
But it’s not those AIG bonuses that are enraging the electorate on the eve of next Saturday’s “March on Wall Street” — it’s the bloated Pentagon budget that feeds the Wall Street beast!
“We have wacked out priorities in our military budget that usurps funds that are needed at home,” said an irate Matthew Weinstein, an organizer of the march. “The war filled the coffers of giant corporations. They are like pigs feeding at a trough.”
And the feeding frenzy hasn’t settled down since President Obama moved into the White House. His proposed defense budget may be 1.4 percent more than last year.
“Wall Street symbolized the financial center of the country,” said Charlotte Phillips, chairperson of Brooklyn for Peace.
— with Evan Gardner
The Brooklyn groups are assembling on White Street, between Broadway and Lafayette Street, at 11 am on April 4. For info about the march, visit www.BrooklynPeace.org.
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