Lynne Barrett traveled in from Portland, Oregon. She says Americans like herself are frustrated by federally funded bank bailouts, trillion-dollar deficits, high unemployment, a weariness with war. And a bleak future.
So she and hundreds of other protesters paraded in front of the office of House Speaker John Boehner, one of the leaders of the opposition party.
His relationship with President Obama has been described as congenial but icy at times as they differ on how to create jobs for Americans.
The protest that wrapped around Capitol Hill was part of the “Take Back the Capitol” and “This Is Our DC movements.”
Thousands of demonstrators protested outside of speaker john boehner’s office. They took to the streets because they say they are suffering and they want congress to do something about it.
The nation’s unemployment rate is still close to 9 percent.
And many fear that social security benefits may be cut or may be depleted for future generations.
Meanwhile, the average income of the top one percent has gone up by more than 250%, to $1.2 million per year. And the typical CEO who used to earn about **30** times more than his or her workers now earns **110** times more. However, the incomes of most Americans have actually fallen by about six percent.
Speaker Boehner never came out to address the mass of people outside of the building.