Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
They Occupy Wall Street movement has erupted in major cities from coast to coast.
And in their more than two month long movement the police continue to struggle with how to get rid of protesters blocking traffic and business.
Now Los Angeles is trying a different approach.
They're offering the protesters.
A package of incentives it means -- get off the streets of freedom fighters back with me now and it's it's scary yeah.
And Phil -- You know I'm missing what this involves is basically giving the protesters downtown office space and farmland and an attempt to -- they get -- to abandon their camp.
What do you make of that.
You know I think actually for the for the ninety -- -- it's a good deal because how long can you stay on the streets.
But without it it's sort of withering away.
Can't they need to organize mobilize use technology go the route that most political movements do.
Software programs social media but I Michael -- is in my home state right now our home state of Michigan Clinton.
Michael -- should start -- 99 and let these people -- Why does stand thanks and and yet have -- -- pepper -- Matt -- up.
Matt Welch and here's the issue and yet it's a good deal taxpayer's gonna be footing the bill -- FDA this is basically.
I read that you know -- district for it up protesters and appearance they'll never.
You know I'm from LA I've been defending LA against -- Woody Allen jokes for thirty years.
And this is just embarrassing.
For crying out loud if -- trespassing.
If they're camping illegally.
And ask them to leave hopefully don't pepper sprayed eminent in the face -- all kinds of terrible loved police abuses that we've seen.
But for crying out I don't give them cookies.
You know their pro testing in LA -- reason TV's on video work on this.
It is a pro government protest of the LA city -- council.
Loves those guys an -- patting them on the head for two months now and then we see just sort of the the devolution of an entire city's political culture it's embarrassing.
You know Phil -- to Matt's point here you know look at the UC Davis.
In -- pepper spray incident that was excessive police force and that's a separate -- -- -- we're talking about here is you know college.
Administrators and -- we have a shot of what's going on I mean that was just a dry bulk excessive use of police force.
Libertarians like myself do not like to see that up but the real fear on the part of academics think college college campuses that.
It's -- the occupations will settle land.
And they and it's very difficult.
To get them to move on a move out I mean even at Woodstock people knew -- -- -- -- -- if you don't you don't Obama take another take and that's you know I think it's a good deal for the government.
You know it probably is gonna cost them less money to put these guys out on a farm somewhere get them out of the downtown area.
Given some stuff in the government's probably pretty sneaky I mean if you look at the history of the government.
You know look what they did with the native Americans you know that put him on the reservation for about every -- you know they took that over you know before you know what they'll be occupying Wyoming instead of Los Angeles.
You say they have an occupied casino on that depend on just -- Its initiative to fund their -- -- -- that -- I am joking I'm just joking but it is he's -- -- I -- at -- point is this a conscious move by the government to better police.
The protest is by putting them on land that he worried about that.
-- you know and I think it's ridiculous and it's it's really offensive to the 99 years this is 99% of the public that we're talking about eniac and then there are there because.
It they -- -- jobs to go to for -- -- to stay.
Take -- gap -- get a job.
Of all people is offensive these it -- that an agreement trying to get jobs.
And so to saving your -- -- 99% of us.
On -- run out -- agricultural -- and -- -- -- Wyoming get rid of -- than just the 1% on the country is ridiculous and offensive.
Bill what do you make it out -- out.
Well you know the bottom line here is I think we're taking these guys too seriously to be honest with you you know and I think debating -- the media coverage they go away.
I mean they don't have a centralized plan -- angry I understand that.
But what's your plan what what what do you have other than anger and screaming is that very productive.
I care you reckon you want to see about what you know what -- you Atlanta's other dollars gal acts.
Stimulus confirming the repeal the -- act repealed the -- dollar act well that's -- your opinion I got very excited.
I really -- -- -- -- that everything now -- I want you to take the final word you know let's face that the Occupy Wall Street movement.
That deep you know beeps and gripes that people the American people would agree with then you know case history is dominated by finance and Wall Street.
A lobbyist and all of that that's a big problem.
But why -- their voice not become effective.
I think we've kind of crossed that rubicon they change the conversation.
-- for my money obviously being libertarian I and I'm happy if they focus especially in corporate schism.
But now it's it's it's a question of this is clashes with the police at this point and the American public is turning OK other public opinion against them more more Rick joining you tonight freedom fighters always -- --
Filter by section