Defends Occupy’s anti-capitalism views in last night’s debate
(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO) – Last night, state Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills) took the stage to defend the Occupy Wall Street’s extremist agenda at the Centennial Institute. Kagan, who has supported billions in new taxes and spending, debated supporters of the Tea Party while simultaneously defending the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
“It’s ironic and hypocritical that the affluent state representative from Cherry Hills, one of Colorado’s wealthiest suburbs, would come out in defense of an extremist, and sometimes militant, anti-capitalist philosophy,” said Tyler Q. Houlton, president of Compass Colorado. “Bashing capitalism and job creators may be in vogue with the Occupy Denver crowd, but it doesn’t play well with real Coloradans struggling to make ends meet thanks to Kagan’s reckless voting record.”
During the debate, Kagan claimed it was unfair to characterize the Occupy movement as violent and indecent. However, in a recent Westword article, the news source profiled the leader of the Occupy Denver movement, Corey Donahue. Donahue is a “vehement anarchist” who has three restraining orders against him and has been cited for failing to appear in court, trespassing, inciting a riot, assault, obstruction of justice, sexual misconduct, petty larceny, and four DUIs.
“The fact that Daniel Kagan defends the criminal behavior of the Occupy movement is despicable and out of touch with civilized Western values and basic decency,” said Houlton.
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