Echoes of ‘Occupy’?

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You couldn’t help but notice two new signs today that, no matter its long-term effects, the “Occupy” movement –- in both its rhetoric and its message –- may be making its mark.

The New York Times recently chronicled the many ways that the movement’s slogan — contrasting the “99%” of Americans with the wealthiest “1%” — have seeped into the lexicon. And today, in his speech in Kansas, President Obama invoked the slogan as well:

I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, and when everyone plays by the same rules.

Those aren’t Democratic or Republican values; 1% values or 99% values.  They’re American values, and we have to reclaim them.

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