Herman Cain and Ron Paul Go Head-To-Head on Occupy Wall Street Protests [VIDEO]

on October 19 2011 10:22 AM

GOP presidential candidates Ron Paul and Herman Cain went at each other over the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street Protests during Tuesday's debate.

Cain, who has said people should blame themselves rather than institutions if they are poor, stood by his statements. He also added that if the protesters were going to be mad at someone, they'd picked the wrong group of people.

Wall Street didn't put in failed economic policies, he said. Wall Street didn't spend a trillion dollars that didn't do any good. Wall Street isn't going around the country trying to sell another 450 billion dollars. They ought to be over in front of the White House, taking out their frustration.

This quip was met by substantial applause by the assembled audience.

Paul meanwhile, said that the blame should be laid on both Wall Street and the White House, in addition to one of his favorite targets: the Federal Reserve.

He also criticized both parties for supporting the 2008 bank bailouts, saying if money was going to be given out it should have been given out to the middle class who were losing their mortages and feeling the crisis particularly hard.

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