A Republican is Occupy Wall Street’s Biggest Donor

“I made a lot of money, things just worked out for me,” he said. ”There’s some issues where we’re all in it together … The people who have money, they should pay something more, whether that’s in taxes or somewhere else.”

Those are the words of Robert Halper. The biggest financial backer of the Occupy Wall Street protests. He is a former big time oil trader, a Republican, and a Mitt Romney supporter. What?!

Yep, it’s true. Mr. Halper so far has donated $20,000 to the anti-capitalist movement.

Though I don’t agree with his political affiliation, it’s nice to see a millionaire that get’s it. Halper understands the system he is in needs to change so his wealth will survive. The price of oil would drop beyond belief if the middle class and poor didn’t have the money to spend. In other words, the little guy needs to survive if the rich desire to stay rich.

I never understood interventions. What’s the point of being told you drink too much from a room full of reasons why you drink in the first place?

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Posted: October 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm | by Ryan
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