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 FreedomFromAll View Post
    You are still ignoring that its the upper middle class they are talking about. By average standards they are rich.
    Apparently you are unaware how low the "average" middle class income is. I'll give you a hint, being above average middle class means you are not the working poor.

    Please note these are household incomes they are referring to below:

    "The middle-middle class may be composed of those households with annual incomes of 80% to 120% of the national median household income. Persons in this income range could, in accordance to solely economic reasoning, be referred to as the American average. Such households would boast annual incomes ranging from $35,200 to $52,800, and thus be located in the middle of the income range.[13] Some of these households, while actually being in the middle and thus sometimes referred to as being middle class, cannot, however, afford the middle class lifestyle."

    American middle class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    the money can be used to pay for tax-breaks for the Middle-class. Those tax-breaks lead to more spending, which leads to more jobs.

    giving the rich a tax-break leads to ZERO new jobs.
    What incentive do I have to spend more?

    And how does giving the rich a tax break lead to zero new jobs?

    Who do you think is going to be more likely to afford ANOTHER house with his tax break money? A guy whose tax break just gave him an extra $250 over the course of a year? Or whose tax break just gave them an extra 125K??
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    What incentive do I have to spend more?
    The same incentive rich people had to spend money in the 1940s thru the 1970's when effective tax rates were much higher, to make themselves richer.

    And how does giving the rich a tax break lead to zero new jobs?
    See the Bush tax cuts, they just led to companies outsourcing jobs overseas.

    Who do you think is going to be more likely to afford ANOTHER house with his tax break money? A guy whose tax break just gave him an extra $250 over the course of a year? Or whose tax break just gave them an extra 125K??
    If that was the case, why are companies complaining of low demand for consumer products? Why haven't the tax cuts for the rich created demand for increased production????
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