Occupy Wall St Debate - Jasper, TN

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confused

Belmont, NC

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Nov 2, 2011
 
Get a job n "make yourself" dont sit around bumming another handout. Go get it yourself thru hours of hard work
RememberRome?

United States

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Nov 3, 2011
 
About time!
RememberRome

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Nov 3, 2011
 
confused wrote:
Get a job n "make yourself" dont sit around bumming another handout. Go get it yourself thru hours of hard work
Our Government are the BUMS ( or should I say thieves!) Taking from the hard-working citizens, then bailing out huge corporations. Are you part of the 1%, I don't think so. You agree that it is right that the average CEO makes 9.6 MILLION a year! and that the average (WORKING) household brings in $50k a year? Wake up people!!!
RememberRome

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#4
Nov 3, 2011
 
Yeah, now they're giving 3 year visas to foreigners to come and buy up all the homes that our government took from it's citizens. Actually, we never really "own" anything here.
confused

Columbus, NC

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#5
Nov 3, 2011
 
Im saying quit pitchin tents n grab a shovel n start digging ditches. I work hard all day for pennies. But i dont get a dime in assistance nor will i ever ask for one. Ive earned what ive got n im too dam proud to ask for anything more...
Standing up

Trenton, GA

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Nov 4, 2011
 
Well confused... sounds like you are too ignorant to ask for change too. That is exactly what people have been going for decades! Working hard! I work two jobs to support myself and I'm tired of the government taking my money and using it for frivolous things such as corporate bailouts and and dumb bills. When John Boenher came to Chattanooga last week, tickets to his "fundraiser" were a $1000. I bet none of you can afford that! I know I sure can't. People who are out there in the street standing up for the ones that are too lazy to do anything themselves and I completely support them. Why should we sit around and do nothing while lower and middle class citizen's taxes rise and the 1% gets tax breaks. We NEED to show our government that we are tired of the BS and tired of being dug in deeper holes. As far as the visa's for immigrants... look at what happened in Alabama. They tried to pass the immigration law and it blew up in their face. No one was there to do the jobs that lazy American's don't want to do, so the economy almost shut down. People don't realize what an important part of society these people are. People are always bitching about how "They are coming over here and taking our jobs." Wake up call! They are jobs that you never wanted in the first place! Would you work in a potato field for $4,$5,$6 for 10-12 hour days? I highly doubt it. WE ARE THE 99%!
dapperdanman

Huntersville, NC

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Nov 4, 2011
 
U r the 99%
dapperdanman

Huntersville, NC

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Nov 4, 2011
 
I dont agree w the cause... so i guess im the 1%
RememberRome

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Nov 4, 2011
 
dapperdanman wrote:
I dont agree w the cause... so i guess im the 1%
Umm...do you even know what the 1% is? It is the elite group of 400, agian I say 400 Americans that have more wealth than 150 MILLION Americans combined!!! No, you are not one of the 1% my friend!
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Chattanooga, TN

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Nov 4, 2011
 
RememberRome wrote:
<quoted text> Umm...do you even know what the 1% is? It is the elite group of 400, agian I say 400 Americans that have more wealth than 150 MILLION Americans combined!!! No, you are not one of the 1% my friend!
So RR, how's all this "Occupy this & that" going to change anything. Camp in public places, make a huge mess, and then.........what? No plan, no organization, no goals, just a useless mantra of "We're the oppressed and we ain't takin it anymore." Get a job, mind your own business, tell your camper buddies to clean up after themselves, and if you really have all that much heartburn over corporate employees, just don't use their services.
bonafide

Chattanooga, TN

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Nov 5, 2011
 
Unorganized mob that believes taxing the rich is the way to "Fix" years of undeciplined spending by Washington politicians.
confused

Taylors, SC

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Nov 5, 2011
 
If progressives were interested in mitigating inequality, they would support the dynamism of free markets to allow the merit of ideas, products and services to win the day rather than stifle companies and pick winners in the name of imagined PROGRESS. Yes, "too big to fail" means banks, but it also means union-backed bureaucracies, political parties, car companies and green energy- AND MORE. If they were interested in spreading wealth, they would support lifting barriers that inhibit markets and make life difficult for entrepreneurs and businesses rather than spreading the destructive notion that life can only be "fair" if we rely on dependency and entitlement and tear down those who have more.
RememberRome

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Nov 6, 2011
 
bonafide wrote:
Unorganized mob that believes taxing the rich is the way to "Fix" years of undeciplined spending by Washington politicians.
I can safely bet that you will not be among those 1% taxed my friend!
RememberRome

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Nov 6, 2011
 
bonafide wrote:
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So RR, how's all this "Occupy this & that" going to change anything. Camp in public places, make a huge mess, and then.........what? No plan, no organization, no goals, just a useless mantra of "We're the oppressed and we ain't takin it anymore." Get a job, mind your own business, tell your camper buddies to clean up after themselves, and if you really have all that much heartburn over corporate employees, just don't use their services.
It is a step in taking back this country! People are sick of it! Our country is a corporation. Family's working 60 hours a week, can't spend any time with their families, just to barely make ends meet. We are the backbone of this society, without us, those 1% are nothing. Do you know that they consider us "peasants"? Too dumb to be rich? How do you like that lable?
bonafide

Chattanooga, TN

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Nov 7, 2011
 
RememberRome wrote:
<quoted text> I can safely bet that you will not be among those 1% taxed my friend!
Based on what exactly, a feeling, a hunch, shot in the dark. Anyway, you'd lose....not because I'm rich, but because raising taxes will never stop at just one tax bracket. Why support raising taxes at all. Send the clear message to Washington......NO More Taxes.....For any reason. There is enough money going there already. Support your little aimless protest. You'd be better off voting for someone like Ron Paul, or any true liberitarian leaning candidate. This tax the rich scheme is simply Democrats latest method to buy votes from the middle class and younger generation. Go ahead and support sending them more money by taxing the rich, then stand by and watch those tax increases trickle down to your wage group. The spoken message is "Tax the rich". The real message is let us raise taxes so we can spend more money. Continued deficit spending is heading us straight to the place Greece and Italy are today. We don't have Europe to bail us out.
bonafide

Chattanooga, TN

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Nov 7, 2011
 
RememberRome wrote:
<quoted text>It is a step in taking back this country! People are sick of it! Our country is a corporation. Family's working 60 hours a week, can't spend any time with their families, just to barely make ends meet. We are the backbone of this society, without us, those 1% are nothing. Do you know that they consider us "peasants"? Too dumb to be rich? How do you like that lable?
How exactly is Occupy whatever taking back the country, and from what? People (read that tax payers) are sick of Washington politicians taxing us blind and broke. Your Occupy protests do nothing more than clog up public places and disrupt folks daily activities at these places. Pointless. As far as what the ultra rich think of me.......who cares. I don't circulate in their world. Why would you let something someone else thinks about you cause you any heartburn.
vasttt

Jasper, TN

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#18
Nov 7, 2011
 
I keep hearing outrage over CEOs and other corporate officers making millions a year. What's your solution? Have the government force companies to set wages? That's a very dangerous move. You give progressives an inch and they'll demand a yard.
vasttt

Jasper, TN

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#19
Nov 7, 2011
 
I understand grievances that out of work and/or struggling Americans have with the state of our economy. But the whole OWS movement is Marxist at it's core. They don't represent me. They don't represent most of us.
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Charlotte, NC

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#20
Nov 11, 2011
 
Just a note for Confused. I said the same thing before, that I would never ask for assistance. You my friend have never been in a bad enough situation to need it. I always made great money and a life changing event happened and for a year I had to have help from the govt. I said I was too proud too. I hope you lose that pride because it will be your downfall one day. Trust me anything can happen.
Orwell

Bowling Green, KY

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Nov 11, 2011
 
confused wrote:
Get a job n "make yourself" dont sit around bumming another handout. Go get it yourself thru hours of hard work
Fool. Educate yourself.

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Break down of the Occupy Wall Street people.

Traffic on the Occupy Wall Street site averaged about 400,000 visitors a day during the sample week (October 7th), which represents more than 10% of the population. 1619 people completed the survey.

Age

Not surprising, nearly 2/3 of the protesters are under 35. But one in three is over 35 and one in five is over 45.

Racial/Ethnic background

81.3% of respondents considered themselves White, 1.3% Black\African American, 3.2% Asian,.4% Native American Indian, 2.9% Mixed, 7.7% Hispanic, and 3.2% considered themselves some other group.

Education

Only 7.9% of respondents lack at least some college.

27.4% have some college (but no degree), 35% have a college degree, 8.2% have some graduate school (but no degree), and close to 21.5% have a graduate school degree.

Employment Status

70% of respondents had jobs. 50.4% worked full time. 20.4% worked part time.

Only 13.1% are unemployed.

Income

47.5% of the sample earns less than $24,999 dollars a year and another quarter (24%) earn between $25,000 and $49,999 per year.

71.5% of the sample earns less than $50,000 per year.

15.4% of the sample earned between $50,000 and $74,999.

The remainder 13% of the sample earn over $75,000 with close to 2% earning over $150,000 per year.

Politics

27.3% of respondents considered themselves Democrats, another 2.4% said they were Republican.

Interestingly, a very large proportion of the sample, close to 70.3%, considered themselves Independents.

Cordero-Guzman concluded that the 99% looked like the 99%.

The one way they did significantly differ was in gender. 67% were male. 30.9% were female and 2% preferred another gender designation.

92.5% of the respondents either strongly or somewhat agree with the protests. Over 91.8% believe the movement is likely to grow.

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