Sarah B. Boxer
October 5, 2011
THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney on Tuesday compared the current anti-Wall Street protests to “class warfare.”
“I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare,” Romney said to an audience of about 50 people in response to a question about the protests over such issues as high unemployment, home foreclosures and the 2008 corporate bailouts.
He made his remark while greeting members of an overflow crowd that was unable to get into his official appearance before a larger group of about 300 at this central Florida retirement community.
The Wall Street protests, organized by a confederation of progressive groups, have spread beyond New York to other cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston. Two groups also have announced plans to set up an encampment in front of the White House as well.
During Romney’s appearance at the retirement community in Florida, the former Massachusetts governor also took a shot at one of his rivals, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for Perry’s controversial likening of Social Security to a Ponzi scheme.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 2:54 am