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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    The fear, or better put, the legitimate apprehension, is that we have a President and a party who will direct the efforts (funds) of their political supporters so as to foment American against American class warfare, and eventually violence, so as to maintain political power.

    These protesters are winning no hearts and minds. 30% of this country will always be the disgruntled under-achieving liberal left. As political impetus goes, they are polarizing even more folks against Obama. A pox on Obama for being such a disgusting inept putrid politician.
    It seems like some people are having a problem let me explain I have seen posts by conservatives that indicate their are more very wealthy liberals then conservatives how does that work with your stereotyping stereotypical conservative assertion that
    30% of this country will always be the disgruntled under-achieving liberal left.
    It is going to be terrible for you having
    such a disgusting inept putrid politician.
    as the POTUS for another 4 years

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's more likely that there were less tax deductions for middle income people and less tax based income supplements.

    Let's really get to the meat of it though.
    During a recession, there is always going to be shrinkage in class groups of one kind, to another (likely lower) of another kind.
    Jobs almost always lag behind business profit, because of multiple reasons.

    This whole middle class dying crap is temporary.
    What you keep failing to address is the shrinking of the middle class before the recession began. This has been occurring over the last 30 years.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    He's actually one of the members of the band Rage Against the Machine.

    Smart guy.
    Yes he is, I'm glad he and the band are taking part in the protest!
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    The fear, or better put, the legitimate apprehension, is that we have a President and a party who will direct the efforts (funds) of their political supporters so as to foment American against American class warfare, and eventually violence, so as to maintain political power.

    These protesters are winning no hearts and minds. 30% of this country will always be the disgruntled under-achieving liberal left. As political impetus goes, they are polarizing even more folks against Obama. A pox on Obama for being such a disgusting inept putrid politician.
    Meh, that's what they said about the Vietnam war protests............
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Meh, that's what they said about the Vietnam war protests............
    Well, if you look at how the protests went from originally peaceful, to the mayhem that was the Democrat Convention in Chicago in '68, and all that violence, you might be able to understand why the Republican, Nixon, won so big that year against a very fine man, Hubert Humphrey, who suffered enormously politically because of the excesses of those protesters.

    So, while I do not think you knew how much your reference would make my point, I thank you.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    It seems like some people are having a problem let me explain I have seen posts by conservatives that indicate their are more very wealthy liberals then conservatives how does that work with your stereotyping stereotypical conservative assertion that

    It is going to be terrible for you having as the POTUS for another 4 years
    Let's pick one. John Kerry. John is most appreciable of his useful idiots.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    FREEDOM is often used by those on the right as a meaningless and hollow cliche devoid of any actual meaning or substance. It becomes a convenient bumper sticker or lapel pin phrase that is thrown out there by the right to justify anything they want to justify and condemn anything they opt to condemn.

    This entire line of 'thinking' about winners and losers make no sense at all. It starts with the false premise that anyone who has money has somehow WON and anyone who does not have lots of money has somehow LOST. It continues with another false premise that these so called winners are in that glorious category because of their own hard work, talent or skill and thus deserve all that they have. What about those who simply had the good fortune to be born into money and inherited it? They were simply lucky enough to have their silk diapers changed by the French nanny while Mumsy and Daddykins frolicked at the private country club exchanging inside stock tips with their fellow swells. They were lucky enough to be born on third base and think that when they cross the plate they have hit a home run. They were lucky enough to get a huge boost in the family business with the first 25 miles of the marathon already run by somebody else. And that luck makes them the coveted and principled WINNERS in our society? Hardly. Thats a joke and a really bad joke at that.

    So some do not see income inequality as a problem. Fine. I would guess that attitude is shared by many who think of themselves as rich... not only today but throughout history. Many of them found out the hard way what income inequality can do to destroy a society.

    That is why this problem needs action today. We do not want that here for ourselves, our communities or our children.
    While income inequality can be a problem every solution proposed by you and your side is far far worse



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Was that because the middle class was bigger?
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    You do realize that OWS's use of the terms "1%" and "99%" are more symbols than they are carefully analyzed divisions meant to be taken as concrete groups?
    in the context of "who gets richer while who gets poorer", they certainly are not - there is a definite assumption that these are the same people rather than a measurement that records different individuals at different times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What you keep failing to address is the shrinking of the middle class before the recession began. This has been occurring over the last 30 years.
    That's only true if, take home pay was an accurate way to define total compensation and income, but since it isn't, that isn't true at all.
    The middle class shrinkage, is a myth.
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