Call him old-fashioned, but Dick Cheney just doesn't get these "Occupy Wall Street" whippersnappers. They spend their whole lives playing their Nintendo games and listening to their Metallica, then they start fussing when a few unimaginably wealthy individuals and corporations start using their power to direct economic and political affairs that affect the entire nation?
Come on, give it a rest, guys…
"My problem is I look at a lot of corporate America, I think some people today, well the crew, for example, that's out at Occupy Wall Street, they see that these are all bad guys, they disagree with them and they don’t like what they do and the way they operate," [Cheney] said. "They think they've got an agenda they fundamentally disagree with."
See? The protesters just think that massive corporations have different interests and goals than us ordinary folks. And anyway, so what if some companies have a little more money and political influence?
"At what point do you say, Halliburton, you’re too big now and you don't get to wield your influence?" Cheney said. "We've got to be careful, I'm always a little bit leery of conspiracy theories."
Yeah! Big corporations aren't evil. It's not like they ever benefit from things like wars perpetrated by their former leaders.
Conspiracy theorists, am I right? What're you gonna do.
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