Palin opens up about ‘Occupy’ movement, says Obama gives ‘the fat cats’ their ‘cat nip’

Steven Nelson | Associate Editor

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a crowd of Florida Republican donors Thursday that President Barack Obama represents the antithesis of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“They say, ‘Wall Street fat cats got a bailout so now I want one too,'” Palin said. “And the correct answer is no one is entitled to a bailout.” (RELATED: Cain: ‘I would be a natural choice for many Palin supporters’)

Palin said that rather than bailouts, “The American dream — our foundation — is about work ethic and empowerment, not entitlement.”

The Associated Press reports that Palin then launched into an attack on the president, identifying him as a top recipient of Wall Street cash.

“Barack Obama is owned by Wall Street,” she said. “The fat cats, as he calls them, they’re his friends. They’re his pals. That’s where he gets his campaign donations. And he’s very generous about giving these cats their cat nip: bigger returns on their investments in bailouts.”

Palin suggested that the Occupy Wall Street protesters re-direct their anger.

“Where have you been the last three years?” she asked. “I suggest if they want to vent and want to change the situation, then they vent in the right direction. They need to hop on a bus and travel south — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where there’s plenty of space to occupy.”

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