Skip to comments.Video: New York Senator to Occupy Albany - 'Getting a Job Would Be a Good Idea'
Posted on 02/07/2012 4:58:55 AM PST by rustyweiss74
Why would you assume that people with the ability to constantly interrupt government workers mid-day, and with the ability to camp out in a park for months at a time, wouldn't have jobs?
Occupy Albany got their much needed dose of media attention (video below) this morning when they interrupted budget talks in the capital. The attention-whoring featured the usual slapstick, including mic checks and the repetition of short phrases (because saying it twice makes it seem more intelligent), but the interview after the incident was where the real entertainment came through.
When asked about the interruption and the tactics used by Occupy Albany, Senator John DeFrancisco, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, who hosted the joint legislative hearing, says their message was lost on him.
Reporter: "Did it get your attention?"
"It got my attention so far as it disrupted the proceeding but as far as changing my point of view, no," said DeFrancisco.
Senator DeFrancisco said he thinks New York's tax code is progressive, with reforms voted in late last year that tax the highest earners, saying Occupiers have a misplaced agenda.
Reporter: "What should they have done instead of disrupting his meeting?"
"Well, probably get a job would be a good idea and then become one of taxpayers so we won't have to rely on fewer and fewer people to pay taxes.
Also on an interesting note, the news segment included this quote from Kathleen Farrell:
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Duhhhh! they already have one, the Dems are paying to have them demonstrate. Everyone knows that.
Real unemployment is around 15%. The natural reply is what job? we have jobs for which people are not qualified and nowhere near enough jobs in manufacturing.
“...Senator John DeFrancisco, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.....”
Since he is a piece of furniture, and the Dems control the Senate, is it logical to conclude he is a Dem?