Bill Moyers on his roots: "During the prairie revolt that swept the Great Plains in 1890, populist orator Mary Elizabeth Lease exclaimed, 'Wall Street owns the country . Money rules . Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The [political] parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us." "She should see us now. John Boehner calls on the bankers, holds out his cup and offers them total obeisance from the House majority if only they fill it. "Barack Obama criticizes bankers as fat cats, then invites them to dine at a pricey New York restaurant where the tasting menu runs to $195 a person... "Lets name this for what it is: hypocrisy made worse, the further perversion of democracy. "Our politicians are little more than money launderers in the trafficking of power and policyfewer than six degrees of separation from the spirit and tactics of Tony Soprano. "Why New Yorks Zuccotti Park is filled with people is no mystery. Reporters keep scratching their heads and asking, 'Why are you here?' But its clear they are occupying Wall Street because Wall Street has occupied the country." How Wall Street Occupied America | Common Dreams Republicans AND Democrats: 0 degrees of separation from the spirit and tactics of Wall Street.