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

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  • Somewhat fear it

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The movement is about what is best for the majority of the country rather than what is has been like for the last 3 decades, what is best for the richest 1%.
    people who have the knowledge and the resources to earn more money will tend to continue to do that



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The movement is about what is best for the majority of the country rather than what is has been like for the last 3 decades, what is best for the richest 1%.
    Again, you are proving my point. You are implying that the majority can dictate through tax policy what a minority can earn.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    DNC is who should fear this movement but instead they are embracing it. These wack jobs are turning off independents, the 60s are over and you can't bring that era back. We have matured as a nation, well most of us anyway.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people who have the knowledge and the resources to earn more money will tend to continue to do that
    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Again, you are proving my point. You are implying that the majority can dictate through tax policy what a minority can earn.

    People that receive huge tax breaks will certainly have more resources. The question is will the majority of the country decide they wish to continue to provide huge tax breaks to the most wealthy, simply because they are wealthy, to the detriment of the majority, or not.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    People that receive huge tax breaks will certainly have more resources. The question is will the majority of the country decide they wish to continue to provide huge tax breaks to the most wealthy, simply because they are wealthy, to the detriment of the majority, or not.
    the people who have "huge tax breaks" are people who have full citizenship rights yet pay ZERO income taxes

    and you aren't hurt by someone else only paying 300K a year in taxes rather than 400K

    you still get a far lower tax bill than you should pay because someone like me pays too much



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

    I just read a sign that said the following: "All I want is a roof over my head, Food on the table, and the dignity of an honest paycheck. Is that asking too much? I Am the 99%."

    Well if this were true of 99% of Americans I guess it would have an impact. With such overly dramatic pronunciations and unrealistic expectations how can people take them seriously? Most of these people protesting have probably never missed a meal in their lives that wasn't their own choice. But watch as the media actually do take them seriously.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the people who have "huge tax breaks" are people who have full citizenship rights yet pay ZERO income taxes
    The unemployed, the poor, and seniors need to pay more in taxes so the rich who create no US jobs can continue to receive huge tax cuts, in your dreams.

    and you aren't hurt by someone else only paying 300K a year in taxes rather than 400K.
    Why should the majority of the country accept more and more debt to provide tax cuts that do not benefit us???
    you still get a far lower tax bill than you should pay because someone like me pays too much
    The only way your lowered tax bill affects the majority of the country, is increasing our debt.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The unemployed, the poor, and seniors need to pay more in taxes so the rich who create no US jobs can continue to receive huge tax cuts, in your dreams.



    Why should the majority of the country accept more and more debt to provide tax cuts that do not benefit us???


    The only way your lowered tax bill affects the majority of the country, is increasing our debt.
    Wrong as usual

    they need to pay some income taxes to give them feedback that government spending costs money

    and if they did have that feedback I suspect our government would not be the massively overgrown abomination we have today.

    you want the government to spend more and more and more on people like you and demand people like me face an unlimited duty to pay for it



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

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    I just read a sign that said the following: "All I want is a roof over my head, Food on the table, and the dignity of an honest paycheck. Is that asking too much? I Am the 99%."

    Well if this were true of 99% of Americans I guess it would have an impact. With such overly dramatic pronunciations and unrealistic expectations how can people take them seriously? Most of these people protesting have probably never missed a meal in their lives that wasn't their own choice. But watch as the media actually do take them seriously.
    What exactly do you find unrealistic about expectations for a roof over peoples heads, food on the table, and the dignity of an honest paycheck?
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Wrong as usual

    they need to pay some income taxes to give them feedback that government spending costs money

    and if they did have that feedback I suspect our government would not be the massively overgrown abomination we have today.

    you want the government to spend more and more and more on people like you and demand people like me face an unlimited duty to pay for it
    How do you propose the unemployed, poor, and seniors pay more in taxes? No, I do not wish the government spend more and more. I have suggested time and again that cut drastically our most wasteful spending, our optional wars and bloated military spending of the last 30 years.

    People can no longer justify giving tax breaks to people just because they are wealthy without creating jobs with the extra income they have due to the huge tax cuts that were provided to them.
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