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Thread: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I still cannot help that you are obtuse. It is a personal problem that only you can resolve.
    No one blames you for retreating to talking about me instead of the issues.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The main difference is that OWS is a true grass roots PROTEST, whereas the Tea Party has organized political rallies.
    here you are correct. the Tea Party was made up of the kind of people with goals, and the competency to form organizations and make plans on how to achieve them. the OWS group appears to be made up of people with complaints, and who seem distinctly lacking in the 'how do i take personal responsibility for achieving our desired endstate" abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    here you are correct. the Tea Party was made up of the kind of people with goals, and the competency to form organizations and make plans on how to achieve them. the OWS group appears to be made up of people with complaints, and who seem distinctly lacking in the 'how do i take personal responsibility for achieving our desired endstate" abilities.
    I disagree with the characterization. The people at the protests had the personal responsibility to get off their a$$es and commit weeks of their time to this effort. But it was more of a spontaneous thing, so by definition not driven by predetermined goals. They do seem to be getting more organized and figuring out what the common denominators are in their various concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I am part of the 53% who pay all of the taxes. Now I am not in the top 1%. But I am in the top 5% (maybe 6% as the numbers change from time to time). I pay about half of everything I earn when all taxes are considered. I pay about a third to the federal government. That turns out to be a large number. Some of you would probably be happy to have what I pay as your annual salary.


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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    here you are correct. the Tea Party was made up of the kind of people with goals, and the competency to form organizations and make plans on how to achieve them. the OWS group appears to be made up of people with complaints, and who seem distinctly lacking in the 'how do i take personal responsibility for achieving our desired endstate" abilities.
    It seems to me that the Tea Party members were also putting their country first rather than themselves. There is a lot of Me, Me ,Me, in the OWS crowd.

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I disagree with the characterization. The people at the protests had the personal responsibility to get off their a$$es and commit weeks of their time to this effort. But it was more of a spontaneous thing, so by definition not driven by predetermined goals. They do seem to be getting more organized and figuring out what the common denominators are in their various concerns.
    So first they protest and later they decide what they are protesting about?

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    So first they protest and later they decide what they are protesting about?
    They all have their own agendas. There are certain common themes that run through them. Eventually, if the movement takes off, the common themes will become its agenda. This isn't like the Tea Party. There's no Dick Armey and no Koch Bros. running the show.

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Well, their approval ratings are higher than either Wall Street's or the Tea Party's.

    OWS: 32%-35%
    Big corporations: 16%
    Tea Party: 27%

    Poll shows Occupy Wall Street more popular than Tea Party - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com
    Poll: Occupiers fare better than Wall St. - CBS News

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    They all have their own agendas. There are certain common themes that run through them. Eventually, if the movement takes off, the common themes will become its agenda. This isn't like the Tea Party. There's no Dick Armey and no Koch Bros. running the show.
    The Tea party was quite clear in their protests while the OWSers still haven't decided on a clear message, or messages. They don't appear to be either articllate or rational.

    Neither Dick Armey or the Koch Bros. ran the Tea Party. This personalization of a public protest and the unsubstantiated demonization of individuals should be stopped.

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