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%
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    1 0.94%
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    6 5.66%
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Link please.
    We Are the 99 Percent - Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    The goal of the 99% movement is to establish a pseudo moral obligation to limit an individual's earnings and wealth. That is not dangerous to the GOP, that is dangerous to Americans.
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    Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

    Who are we? Well, who are you? If you’re reading this, there’s a 99 percent chance that you’re one of us.

    You’re someone who doesn’t know whether there’s going to be enough money to make this month’s rent. You’re someone who gets sick and toughs it out because you’ll never afford the hospital bills. You’re someone who’s trying to move a mountain of debt that never seems to get any smaller no matter how hard you try. You do all the things you’re supposed to do. You buy store brands. You get a second job. You take classes to improve your skills. But it’s not enough. It’s never enough. The anxiety, the frustration, the powerlessness is still there, hovering like a storm crow. Every month you make it is a victory, but a Pyrrhic one — once you’re over the hump, all you can do is think about the next one and how much harder it’s all going to be.

    They say it’s because you’re lazy. They say it’s because you make poor choices. They say it’s because you’re spoiled. If you’d only apply yourself a little more, worked a little harder, planned a little better, things would go well for you. Why do you need more help? Haven’t they helped you enough? They say you have no one to blame but yourself. They say it’s all your fault.

    They are the 1 percent. They are the banks, the mortgage industry, the insurance industry. They are the important ones. They need help and get bailed out and are praised as job creators. We need help and get nothing and are called entitled. We live in a society made for them, not for us. It’s their world, not ours. If we’re lucky, they’ll let us work in it so long as we don’t question the extent of their charity.

    We are the 99 percent. We are everyone else. And we will no longer be silent. It’s time the 1 percent got to know us a little better. On Sept. 17, 2011, the 99 percent will converge on Wall Street to let the 1 percent know just how frustrated they are with living in a world made for someone else. Let us know why you’ll be there. Let us know how you are the 99 percent.
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    We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.
    Sorry KSU-Aviator, your link fails to say what you said. So where did the idea that " goal of the 99% movement is to establish a pseudo moral obligation to limit an individual's earnings and wealth" really come form?
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Sorry KSU-Aviator, your link fails to say what you said. So where did the idea that " goal of the 99% movement is to establish a pseudo moral obligation to limit an individual's earnings and wealth" really come form?
    LOL.

    Did you actually think they'd come out and say "We want to take their money."? Of course not. But what are they implying when they talk about how much money "Wall Street" has and how hard things are for them? It isn't that we should lower tax rates for the rich...I can guarantee you that.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    It is troubling for a tiny bit. You don't want to just flat out dismiss them, because they might actually gain traction in the future. I'm skeptical of these folks, because it seems like fairly unfocused, and has a somewhat troubling number of people that are just fine with getting arrested to make something resembling a statement.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    The tea party was just as confused, message all over the place, lack of purpose other than protesting when it started. The situation with OWS is somewhat dangerous right now and they should be afraid. Someone with money to fund a movement that can tell the OWS people what they stand for like was done with the Tea Party can turn it into a powerful political tool. Will we soon have a congress that has more extremists, this time on the opposite side of the political spectrum, making it even harder than it is now to pass anything?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    LOL.

    Did you actually think they'd come out and say "We want to take their money."? Of course not. But what are they implying when they talk about how much money "Wall Street" has and how hard things are for them? It isn't that we should lower tax rates for the rich...I can guarantee you that.
    The tired old lie that cutting taxes on the rich will grow jobs has been proven false. The majority of people think that after 10 years of lowered tax rates without the creation of jobs or a stable economy that we need to try what worked during the Clinton years to both grow jobs and balance the budget - raise taxes on the rich. That is one of the goals of the OWS/99% movement.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    The tired old lie that cutting taxes on the rich will grow jobs has been proven false. The majority of people think that after 10 years of lowered tax rates without the creation of jobs or a stable economy that we need to try what worked during the Clinton years to both grow jobs and balance the budget - raise taxes on the rich. That is one of the goals of the OWS/99% movement.
    as opposed to the even more tired old lie that taxing the rich more helps anyone other than a few dem politcians?



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    The tired old lie that cutting taxes on the rich will grow jobs has been proven false. The majority of people think that after 10 years of lowered tax rates without the creation of jobs or a stable economy that we need to try what worked during the Clinton years to both grow jobs and balance the budget - raise taxes on the rich. That is one of the goals of the OWS/99% movement.
    Wow. Thank you for unwittingly proving my point.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as opposed to the even more tired old lie that taxing the rich more helps anyone other than a few dem politcians?
    You're worried about the deficit? Raising taxes would definitely help.

    Btw, do you admit that "cutting taxes on the rich will create jobs" is a lie, then?
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Wow. Thank you for unwittingly proving my point.
    I see you are another of the conservatives here who only believe what the right-wing media sources tell you is true. Do a little research on what tax rates on the rich were during the Us's most prosperous times. It is not something Cain, Fox or the GOP are going to tell you - you will have to look at the data yourself and decide if a case can be made for your opinion.
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