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 TurtleDude View Post
    they mainly represent all that is wrong with america
    I guess, in a sense. IE the corrupt politicians.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    I guess, in a sense. IE the corrupt politicians.
    sloth, envy, refusal to accept personal responsibility and short term gratification. that sort of sums up the occutards



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

    Over 100 million Americans support the OWS protests!

    Over A Third Of Americans Support Occupy Wall Street Protests: Poll [LIVE UPDATES]
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post

    "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."
    I'm sorry to inform you but talking about sticking it to the man and the way things are have been talked about in our local bars, homes and churches, ever since this country was founded. People were just decent about it before the public urinators uglified our cities. The tea party already organized a broad section of the American public decently and orderly, well before the urinators set up their tents, but will concede the urinatiors had had some sympathy for awhile, but that is changing due to their behavior...
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If this is true, why is it that our politicians are avoiding them like the plague?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I'm sorry to inform you but talking about sticking it to the man and the way things are have been talked about in our local bars, homes and churches, ever since this country was founded. People were just decent about it before the public urinators uglified our cities. The tea party already organized a broad section of the American public decently and orderly, well before the urinators set up their tents, but will concede the urinatiors had had some sympathy for awhile, but that is changing due to their behavior...
    Please show me the documentation of anytime in the last half century, we had the concentration of wealth, income and power by the top income class as front page news with a majority of the country calling for tax increases for the wealthy?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If this is true, why is it that our politicians are avoiding them like the plague?
    There have been a number of politicians that have supported the OWS goals, none from the GOP of course, which explains why the OWS enjoys greater support than Congress.
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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 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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    And if the liberals who would be the beneficiaries of the OWS turning tide were to get their super majority, what would they do with it?

    Would they put an end to off-shoring?

    Would they assess tax penalties to American companies with foreign divisions?

    Would they greatly reduce foreign work visas?

    Would they put an end to in-sourcing workers contracted through foreign manpower agencies?

    Would they put an end to illegal immigration and make it impossible for the 20 million illegals to remain?

    Would they give tax incentives to American start-up companies that replace out-sourced divisions.

    Would they enact tariffs to level the global playing field.

    Would they demand American companies to follow the ethic of "if you make it abroad, you sell it abroad"?

    No .. they wouldn't.

    The liberals wouldn't do any of these things needed to bring jobs recovery to America.

    Instead, they'd just pass all their pet social agendas.

    And though the right would do no better if they won it all, it doesn't really matter which brand of wingnuts are running the casino ..

    .. The American people would still lose their shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'm afraid I'm on a tablet and can't post links very easily, but if you search google for OWS polls, you will find that they are dropping, more people oppose them than favor them, and (in some reports) the tea party is more highly favored.

    I'm not really against them, but as I said in another thread, I don't support them anymore because of specific points.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    And if the liberals who would be the beneficiaries of the OWS turning tide were to get their super majority, what would they do with it?

    Would they put an end to off-shoring?

    Would they assess tax penalties to American companies with foreign divisions?

    Would they greatly reduce foreign work visas?

    Would they put an end to in-sourcing workers contracted through foreign manpower agencies?

    Would they put an end to illegal immigration and make it impossible for the 20 million illegals to remain?

    Would they give tax incentives to American start-up companies that replace out-sourced divisions.

    Would they enact tariffs to level the global playing field.

    Would they demand American companies to follow the ethic of "if you make it abroad, you sell it abroad"?

    No .. they wouldn't.

    The liberals wouldn't do any of these things needed to bring jobs recovery to America.

    Instead, they'd just pass all their pet social agendas.

    And though the right would do no better if they won it all, it doesn't really matter which brand of wingnuts are running the casino ..

    .. The American people would still lose their shirt.


    It all depends on the will of the people and how much pressure we apply next November. The biggest thing stopping progress is the GOP:


    The Democrats have already put up a bill to end tax breaks for outsourcing US jobs and the GOP voted it down.

    The Democrats have already put up a bill to reestablish the firewall between investment banking and commercial banking and the GOP voted it down.

    The Democrats have already put up jobs bill and the GOP has voted it down.

    The Democrats have already put up a bill to cut spending and increase revenues and the GOP voted it down.
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