View Poll Results: Should the GOP should fear the 99% movement

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  • Absolutely should fear it

    33 31.13%
  • Somewhat fear it

    9 8.49%
  • Fear it a little bit

    3 2.83%
  • Fear it a tiny bit

    3 2.83%
  • Absolutely nothing to fear

    47 44.34%
  • Don't know

    1 0.94%
  • Don't care

    6 5.66%
  • Other (explian)

    4 3.77%
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Thread: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    We already have at least three candidates who wants to close corporate loopholes, and I support one of them. Neither democrats or republicans like crony capitalism.

    However, the occupy wall street movement is not about stopping corporate welfare. It is about young liberal students who are mad, because they can't get jobs and can't get their left-wing utopian paradse. Instead of blaming the white house for the corruption where businesses, banks and trade unions buy political parties. They are blaming Wall Street and bankers who are just following the laws and regulations of the country. If the laws and regulations are inadequate, then it's the White House fault.

    Secondly, they are only able to identify the problem, and find someone to blame their problems on. They are not able to find any solutions, the only solutions I have seen, is radical left wing proposals and having someone else pay their bills.
    i'll take exception to all the left wing utopia stuff and denigrations... but your point of having only blame and no viable solutions is about right.

    at this point in time, it's all about voicing frustration.. "being heard'.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    they speak for themselves... however many of them there are.

    It's absolutely arrogant to claim you speak for 99% of Americans... astoundingly arrogant.
    Not really arrogant...at least not anymore arrogant than when every politician ever claims to speak for Americans.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    they speak for themselves... however many of them there are.

    It's absolutely arrogant to claim you speak for 99% of Americans... astoundingly arrogant.
    You misunderstand what they mean. They are saying 99% of Americans are getting screwed by 1%.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You misunderstand what they mean. They are saying 99% of Americans are getting screwed by 1%.
    in that case, it's not arrogance.. it's delusion and dishonesty

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Not really arrogant...at least not anymore arrogant than when every politician ever claims to speak for Americans.
    politicians are are absurdly arrogant lot too...

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    i'll take exception to all the left wing utopia stuff
    Well, if you talk to most of them, you will realize that they think we will get "paradise" if they were in charge.

    Very few of them realize that a lot of the social problems and economic ills are beyond our control.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Who the heck is Buddy Roemer?

    Judging from the stub on Wikipedia about him, he was a governor of Lousiana, switched to the Republican party in 1991 and lost every election after that. He has the authenticity of Mitt Romney, and the political credentials of Herman Cain.

    BTW: He didn't even get invited to the debates.
    Making him invalid in your mind we are left to presume by that comment? If so, then your a victim of the CPD telling you what to do.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what about all the very wealthy people who only pay capital-gains taxes.

    what's short-term capital gains tax-rate again?
    so what-that rate is 15% which is lower than earned income for several reasons including RISK and the fact that inflation often robs the earnings of LONG term capital gains

    short term capital gains are taxed, for the rich, at 35%

    you do understand that most people have a lower rate on LTCG than salary income

    The rich pay the highest rate possible for like income



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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I don't know much about these protesters, really. But I like the way they are getting the righties all up in a tizzie. That's worth a balogna sandwich in my book!
    Its like someone sent out an email:

    "If you have poo, fling it now!"
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    in that case, it's not arrogance.. it's delusion and dishonesty
    I agree it would probably look that way by those that do not realize they are being screwed.
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