Obama’s One-Percenters

Speaking at an event in Osawatomie, Kan., on Tuesday, President Obama decried the “breathtaking greed” of wealthy Wall Street executives that had “plunged our economy and the world into a crisis.” It was his most explicit effort yet to harness the alleged anxieties of the Occupy Wall Street “movement” about a perpetually aggrieved “99 percent” pitted against a phenomenally wealthy and cold-hearted “1 percent.”

If the president (himself a multi-millionaire) wants to mount a crusade against Wall Street and the “1 percent,” however, he need look no further than the current and former members of his own White House staff.

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