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%?

    It seems clear enough that what the “Occupy” movement is really all about is the eternal struggle between makers and takers.

    Makers are those of us who do productive work, who create wealth, and who contribute to the economy and to society.

    The “Occupy” movement does not represent us.

    The “Occupy” movement represents takers—those who contribute little or nothing to society, and who want to take from those of us who do. They want us makers to support them, as well as ourselves.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Korean protests against university fees, Korean protests against the FTA, etc...
    There are lots more, but they are only Korean protests. That's because the mainstream media, as well as its audiences, prefers more violent and radical protests. The OWS fits perfectly, so that's why it became famous
    When I was stationed in Korea in 2002 I remember Korean protests involving Molotov cocktails.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Korean protests against university fees, Korean protests against the FTA, etc...
    There are lots more, but they are only Korean protests. That's because the mainstream media, as well as its audiences, prefers more violent and radical protests. The OWS fits perfectly, so that's why it became famous
    Not because the main stream media is in the US and Korea is about the size of Mississippi?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Because, there are about 20 polls that say the same thing, and have you noticed the people protesting in the streets, willing to be arrested over this ****?
    Don't talk to me about people willing to be arrested over ANYTHING.

    I have first hand knowledge of the types of idiocies people are willing to get arrested over........

    And that attitude does NOT impress me in the slightest....
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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.
    Tossing matches ?
    Is this not what apes do ???
    Ugh....in spades.
    I really do not know what this OWS is all about.
    I do know that things are not as good as they should be.
    99% , meaning an income of less that $380K ??
    Something is seriously wrong...I do OK on less than $30K..
    We may have 5% of our people on zero $ and this is the crux of the problem..
    Lets change this to 90%...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It seems clear enough that what the “Occupy” movement is really all about is the eternal struggle between makers and takers.

    Makers are those of us who do productive work, who create wealth, and who contribute to the economy and to society.

    The “Occupy” movement does not represent us.

    The “Occupy” movement represents takers—those who contribute little or nothing to society, and who want to take from those of us who do. They want us makers to support them, as well as ourselves.
    If only this was totally true, which it is not...
    Things are out of balance...
    The "makers" are getting too much; the so-called takers - too little.
    I am a taker....right now, after 50 years of making.......and I wi;ll support myself, thank you !
    But, in truth, I believe that all of us wish to be "makers"..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It seems clear enough that what the “Occupy” movement is really all about is the eternal struggle between makers and takers.

    Makers are those of us who do productive work, who create wealth, and who contribute to the economy and to society.

    The “Occupy” movement does not represent us.

    The “Occupy” movement represents takers—those who contribute little or nothing to society, and who want to take from those of us who do. They want us makers to support them, as well as ourselves.
    What a pack of lies !
    The 90% are NOT like this at all...maybe 1% is (unproductive, depressed, lazy, drunk....and why ???)
    When the wealthy shift all of the manufacturing to Mexico and China and then wonder why we have OWS......
    For 50 years I have been a maker and now to be insulted by the wealthy...damn them for their insensitivity and just plain stupidness..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    What a pack of lies.....
    he is not completely incorrect.

    a draft manifesto for OWS included the right to income, regardless of how much one works.

    this suggests that people think the govt (taxpayers) should provide guarunteed income to all Americans, regardless of how hard they work...or if they want to work at all.

    clearly, there is a Socialist element to OWS, folks who want the hard-working tax-payers to flip the bill for folks who choose not to work hard...or even not at all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Don't talk to me about people willing to be arrested over ANYTHING.

    I have first hand knowledge of the types of idiocies people are willing to get arrested over........

    And that attitude does NOT impress me in the slightest....

    spoken like another leo, bull connor
    he insisted that those who protested peacefully could not prevail
    he was wrong then
    just as you are now
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Don't talk to me about people willing to be arrested over ANYTHING.

    I have first hand knowledge of the types of idiocies people are willing to get arrested over........

    And that attitude does NOT impress me in the slightest....

    Economic justice in these times is top priority for most of us. My hat is off to the protesters for focusing public debate on that issue.
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