View Poll Results: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

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  • Yes, they very much represent their complaints & agenda.

    24 18.32%
  • They represent some of their complaints & agenda, but also have their own unique/radical ideas.

    30 22.90%
  • Not really, their ideas are more represent the complaints & goals of the poor and radicals.

    23 17.56%
  • Not at all! They only speak for a radical fringe!!

    54 41.22%
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    The 99% thing is just a slogan, but of course the semantic spinsters in the media took it literally and started to use it against the movement.

    I think the grievances are accurate, but their approach to dealing with them was sloppy. Hopefully the next wave is more organized, but I'm sure the government is already mobilizing to make it more difficult.
    What gives you that idea?

    And, Why should I take anything you say on this matter serious with such an irrational outlook as bolded above?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    hell, the Occupy movement represents the beliefs of some of the 1%
    Warren Buffet has told us that there is a class war going on and it is being lost by the 99%
    There is no "class war" going on.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    There must be some confusion. The OWS is occupy Wall Street, not Podunk. So what's Wall Street about. So the protest relates to Wall Street. Am I being obtuse, or would the target be the banks and funds? It's not rocket science as one of our local rocket scientists will surely not attest.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    Thus they are effectively powerless in reaching and representing the great majority.
    "the movement has already changed the public debate in America.

    Consider, for example, last weekís Congressional Budget Office report on widening disparities of income in America. It was hardly news Ė itís already well known that the top 1 percent now gets 20 percent of the nationís income, up from 9 percent in the late 1970s.

    But itís the first time such news made the front page of the nationís major newspapers.

    Why? Because for the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the top.

    Score a big one for the Occupiers."


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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    The OWS movement is splintered, with many of the supporters clueless about what they are actually supporting. People here about the 'General Assembly' yet have no clue where that concept as practiced by the movement came from. And the OWS protesters hold up signs demanding Democracy yet they claim that they speak for a population that never asked them to speak for them.

    The OWS movement is not about justice or reforming out corruption, it is about Revolution a certain type of Revolution. One that demands that the America that we know now must cease to exist. And be replaced with the model of Government being used and demonstrated in use occupied public spaces. The General assembly model is what they are asserting is to replace our system. In fact they claim as of right now that they are our new Government. They are trying to take the US over and they need the people behind them, Hence the propaganda that "We are the 99%" it is a ploy.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "the movement has already changed the public debate in America.

    Consider, for example, last week’s Congressional Budget Office report on widening disparities of income in America. It was hardly news – it’s already well known that the top 1 percent now gets 20 percent of the nation’s income, up from 9 percent in the late 1970s.

    But it’s the first time such news made the front page of the nation’s major newspapers.

    Why? Because for the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the top.

    Score a big one for the Occupiers."


    Robert Reich on the OWS Effect | Blog | Rebuild the Dream
    They haven't changed the public debate in America. Come on!!! Short-term: They received support and sympathy which is a testament to how great our country is, but at the rate their going, they will lose all support and give more credit to the tea party...
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I know there are many individual OWS movements around the country, but in general, do you believe that the OWS movement represents the grievances, complaints, & desires of the 99% of the USA?

    Keep in mind, the 99% means those folks in the USA who make less than $379,000 a year.
    Welcome back Thunder! Anywho, yeah they definitely represent the wellfare of the 99%. At least that is my 2 cents.
    I'm coming to see that no matter what law we regulate, be it the stand your ground act, there is never an objective morally right answer to any morale question; in fact, since there are multiple objectively right answers to every moral question that leaves us with a lot of grey area and a lot of black area (not in the racial since).
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    They haven't changed the public debate in America. Come on!!! Short-term: They received support and sympathy which is a testament to how great our country is, but at the rate their going, they will lose all support and give more credit to the tea party...

    "for the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the top.

    Score a big one for the Occupiers."
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    funny, as so far OWS's only course of action is to occupy parks and have tossing matches with the po-po.
    Essentially yes, they have no real aim or plans, they're just bitching to bitch.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    Welcome back Thunder! Anywho, yeah they definitely represent the wellfare of the 99%. At least that is my 2 cents.
    they mainly represent all that is wrong with america



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