How The Banks Plan To Take-Down #OccupyWallStreet

November 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

When you’re serious about protecting your interests, you do whatever you need to in order to take down a threat. A DC lobbyist with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might express sympathy for the protests, according to a memo.

Watch MSNBC’s report on the story here – and enjoy some classic quotes from the memo:

  • “However the bigger concern should be that Republicans will no longer defend Wall Street companies – and might start running against them.”
  • “The cost and reach of [paid advertising] makes it a strategic advantage for [the banks] in a message war against a grassroots movement like OWS.”
  • “If vilifying the leading companies of [the financial sector] is allowed to become an unchallenged centerpiece of a coordinated Democratic campaign, it has the potential to have very long-lasting political, policy and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bulls-eye.”

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