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!!

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    Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    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.

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    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.
    It might represent much of the complaints, but it certainly doesn't with respect to course of action
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It might represent much of the complaints, but it certainly doesn't with respect to course of action
    funny, as so far OWS's only course of action is to occupy parks and have tossing matches with the po-po.

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

    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.

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

    It is the usual from these types...

    plenty of complaining with no real solutions...

    happens all the time. When asked for a solution, they have none
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    My guess is they represent the radicals, economic failures, welfare beggars and full fledged libtards that comprise 25 - 30% of the population. Their message is just as confusing and illiterate as the messages we get from the group I described. I really do hope they come back in the fall of next year and start up the same stupid ship they just ended. They are the gift that keeps on giving.
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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.
    I might make less than $379,000 a year,heck I make less than $100,000 a year but those people do not represent me. I do find it amusing that some time ago these Occu-tards were like lets tax the **** out of those who make more than $250,000 a year. Now they are pretending that they are somehow on the side of these people whom they were trying to screw in taxes. The only 99% these Occu-tards represent are the Occu-tards at the protests, not everyone else, the rest of the people at the Occu-tard rallies are the brain dead douche bag celebrities trying to dick ride these rallies for fame.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    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%
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    OWS started with one great singular message: we want our jobs back.

    But they turned quickly to the left, and now spew so many messages that their original message is pretty much drowned out.

    They have succeeded in raising much support across the nation .. from the left.

    And they have also succeeded in creating much opposition .. from the right.

    Thus they are effectively powerless in reaching and representing the great majority.

    And now anyone sporting the original singular message, staying centristly true to what we need to do to accomplish that goal, will be written off as being just another splinter of OWS.

    OWS couldn't have done worse harm to the American political process, as well as to any chance of getting our jobs back, if they had been hired by Wall Street.
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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.
    The 99% cannot be represented by one organization. Their interests are too vast. It's a cutesy little slogan, and I get what they're trying to imply, but it's silly to think that any group's interests can be represented based solely upon how much they earn.
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