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
    Let's pick one. John Kerry. John is most appreciable of his useful idiots.

    Find me here in forum the day after the November 2012 elections.
    Lets see if we can put this in perspective I am 65 drawing my SS and there are 40 million more 65 and older drawing SS, Now I can't speak for all 40 million but I have listened to the Tea Party, Republican nominees, conservatives and many others who support the republicans. I would have to anticipate that a lot of those in my age brackett could not trust any party but the democratic party to protect our SS and medicare.

    Right now their are almost 40 million American voters age 65 and older out of a voter population of 233.1 million by 2012 their will be 100 million voters 50 and over

    The problem that Republicans have is they want to steal SS and Medicare benefits from people like me that have worked all of our lives and paid into SS and Medicare. It's hard to trust anyone who has called SS a PONZI SCHEME so you could be looking at 100 million voters who may have reservations with voting republican just because of concerns about SS and Medicare. That leaves 208 million voters out of that number 74.8 million are to young to vote that leaves 133.2 million voters. Their are around 24 million under or unemployed leaving around 109.2 million voters

    Work the numbers between the 50s and over and the under and unemployed your looking at 124 million voters out of 233.1 that leaves 109 million voters not immediately effected by cuts to SS/Medicare and jobs.

    I would say just looking at the numbers the republicans have 2 chances one slim and the other none of winning in 2012. Add to that the way that republicans and others that support them talk down to people that do not share their politics and I think the republicans are the proverbial creek without a paddle

    I will look forward to seeing you the day after the 2012 elections

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Lets see if we can put this in perspective I am 65 drawing my SS and there are 40 million more 65 and older drawing SS, Now I can't speak for all 40 million but I have listened to the Tea Party, Republican nominees, conservatives and many others who support the republicans. I would have to anticipate that a lot of those in my age brackett could not trust any party but the democratic party to protect our SS and medicare.

    Right now their are almost 40 million American voters age 65 and older out of a voter population of 233.1 million by 2012 their will be 100 million voters 50 and over

    The problem that Republicans have is they want to steal SS and Medicare benefits from people like me that have worked all of our lives and paid into SS and Medicare. It's hard to trust anyone who has called SS a PONZI SCHEME so you could be looking at 100 million voters who may have reservations with voting republican just because of concerns about SS and Medicare. That leaves 208 million voters out of that number 74.8 million are to young to vote that leaves 133.2 million voters. Their are around 24 million under or unemployed leaving around 109.2 million voters

    Work the numbers between the 50s and over and the under and unemployed your looking at 124 million voters out of 233.1 that leaves 109 million voters not immediately effected by cuts to SS/Medicare and jobs.

    I would say just looking at the numbers the republicans have 2 chances one slim and the other none of winning in 2012. Add to that the way that republicans and others that support them talk down to people that do not share their politics and I think the republicans are the proverbial creek without a paddle

    I will look forward to seeing you the day after the 2012 elections
    You forgot to count in us disabled Americans who also paid into the system and unfortunately wound up in tragic health situations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Lets see if we can put this in perspective I am 65 drawing my SS and there are 40 million more 65 and older drawing SS, Now I can't speak for all 40 million but I have listened to the Tea Party, Republican nominees, conservatives and many others who support the republicans. I would have to anticipate that a lot of those in my age brackett could not trust any party but the democratic party to protect our SS and medicare.
    are you aware that the current democratic policy is to begin cutting your medicare benefits in 2014? are you aware that current democratic policy is to severely limit your access to providers who will take Medicare in 2014? can you name a single major Republican who has called for cuts to current recipients of Social Security or Medicare?

    The problem that Republicans have is they want to steal SS and Medicare benefits from people like me that have worked all of our lives and paid into SS and Medicare.
    I repeat the question. Please name a single major Republican leader who has called for cuts for current retirees, as the Obama administration has.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    are you aware that the current democratic policy is to begin cutting your medicare benefits in 2014? are you aware that current democratic policy is to severely limit your access to providers who will take Medicare in 2014? can you name a single major Republican who has called for cuts to current recipients of Social Security or Medicare?



    I repeat the question. Please name a single major Republican leader who has called for cuts for current retirees, as the Obama administration has.
    Mitt Romney changes his position maybe as often as he changes his under wear, Rick Perry's distain for SS along with other undesirable traits he has makes him a candidate I could/would not trust, Herman Cain does not seem to have SS payments in his 999 plan. Any candidate with Tea Party support would be a candidate I would not trust to represent main street Americans

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

    There is a great deal of anger at Wall St., the big banks, corporations, and our current system within the Tea Party. If just a bit of it merges with the 99%/OWS movement....the GOP is screwed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    There is a great deal of anger at Wall St., the big banks, corporations, and our current system within the Tea Party. If just a bit of it merges with the 99%/OWS movement....the GOP is screwed.
    how so given Obama got more support from wall street than any candidate in recent history.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    how so given Obama got more support from wall street than any candidate in recent history.
    Obama supports policies that will lead to more income equality. The GOP supports the opposite.

    You really think the Tea-Baggers are happy that soo fewer Americans can afford to buy a home than 25 years ago? Right.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    how so given Obama got more support from wall street than any candidate in recent history.
    Ya might want to inform Goldman Sachs about this:

    Top Recipients, 2011-2012
    Romney, Mitt (R) $290,750
    Obama, Barack (D) $44,750
    Rubio, Marco (R-FL) $43,000
    Brown, Scott P (R-MA) $38,500
    Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY) $34,000
    ...view more Recipients
    Goldman Sachs: Summary | OpenSecrets

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    how so given Obama got more support from wall street than any candidate in recent history.
    evidence/source/link please.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    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.
    All the anti-war protests I was involved with were non-violent. The great majority of the anti-war demonstrators were also non-violent. And we accomplished our goal, bringing about the end to the Vietnam war.
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