In an appearance on Rachel Maddow’s show, Michael Moore pointed out that the 400 wealthiest people in this country have more wealth than half of all American families combined, and directed a few very pointed comments at the ultra wealthy elites:
This is what‘s coming for you [referring to the protests in Wisconsin & elsewhere], because the people aren’t going to take it any more.
The people are going to demand justice. They‘re going to demand that your ass is in jail.
You have taken the money, we want the money back.
You have taken our jobs overseas, we want those jobs back. Those are a national resource. Those are not yours to do with as you please. They affect all of us as a society.
We have a right to those jobs. We have a right to that money that used to belong to the people of this country.
A million people evicted from homes, foreclosed this year. Another million expected this year. How many—I just wonder again, if I can, just address the Wall Streeters and banksters out there—how many more people do you think you can throw out of their homes before they do revolt? How long do you think this is going to go on?
Exactly how I feel about it. I’ve had enough, and I hope you have too.