Occupy Wall St Debate - San Jose, CA

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Do you identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement?

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John Doe

United States

#1 Nov 2, 2011
Radical Zombies-Look at the groups supporting this crap!!

Since: Jul 11

For The Masses...

#2 Nov 2, 2011
I am proud to see Americans standing up for themselves. There has been growing economic inequality for some time and it's just been swept under the carpet. Now it's going to be a lot harder to ignore.

“Exposing Hypocrites 1 by 1”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#3 Nov 2, 2011
John Doe wrote:
Radical Zombies-Look at the groups supporting this crap!!
Not like the angry old bastards that want to pass their debt to our young. Just look at yourself!
guise

Tempe, AZ

#4 Nov 3, 2011
Man from Crockett wrote:
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Not like the angry old bastards that want to pass their debt to our young. Just look at yourself!
That would be the government passing on the debt. The same government that the Occupy people aren't blaming but want to get involved. Open your eyes.
Kay Wheeler

Fremont, CA

#5 Nov 4, 2011
There has to be accountability by the Corporate Banks/Mortgage companies for issuing Toxic Adjustable loan products which would explode if all present conditions did not continue and destroy the financial futures of millions of property owners. The collapse of the real estate market threatens the financial future of the USA and those responsible need to be investigated and charged with fraud through lack of proper disclosures on these loans.
Master Michael

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 4, 2011
Lookin at te depression of 1894 and tHe issues of President Wodrow Wilson, and President Theodore Roosevelt It seems it has caugt up wit the 1% again and protective legislation again is needed. We want to avoid te bloody union riots of te early 20th century and
wayne

San Jose, CA

#7 Nov 6, 2011
no freebies. if your out of work your full time job is to look for work not to campaign for other peoples money
Bob

Chicago, IL

#9 Nov 6, 2011
I am a member of the 99%. I do not make $2,000,000 a year.
sylvie

San Jose, CA

#10 Nov 9, 2011
It is about time that the US population revendicates their rights at loud.

“quotelawrence needs Justice”

Since: Apr 07

Sacramento to San Jose

#11 Nov 11, 2011
I vote to support the theory that they are demonstrating due to corporations reaping record profits and yet the social programs are getting cut, unemployment is out of sight and yet our elected officials will not restrict foreign manufacturers to American markets, our citizens are suffering an our political leaders are getting paid by lobbyist to continue in the same direction which is causing suffering yes I support that but I am not sure whom actually is demonstrating for that. it is very mixed up,
Orwell

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Nov 11, 2011
John Doe wrote:
Radical Zombies-Look at the groups supporting this crap!!
Turn off your tv man. Join us in the real world.

SHAME ON YOU PROPAGANDIST

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.

SHAME CORPORATE PROPAGANDIST
SHAME
Bi Winning

Baldwin Park, CA

#13 Nov 12, 2011
quotelawrence wrote:
I vote to support the theory that they are demonstrating due to corporations reaping record profits and yet the social programs are getting cut, unemployment is out of sight and yet our elected officials will not restrict foreign manufacturers to American markets, our citizens are suffering an our political leaders are getting paid by lobbyist to continue in the same direction which is causing suffering yes I support that but I am not sure whom actually is demonstrating for that. it is very mixed up,
The only thing mixed up around here is your thought process fruitcake.
Jeff

San Francisco, CA

#15 Nov 16, 2011
Our system has been corrupted by the 1%. It is time to stand for America. Get the money out of power.
David

San Jose, CA

#16 Nov 16, 2011
I believe it is important. Both as a re-establishment of citizen and civil rights, but also as a struggle to return the middle class to prominence. The powerful always seek more power, eventually those without power have to speak up. It is inevitable.
Big Heart

San Jose, CA

#17 Nov 18, 2011
We need to think about the rest instead of thinking of the less. These rich organizations and the governments themselves are destroying the AMERICAN DREAM. to the president, Whatever happened to making good changes.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#18 Nov 18, 2011
LIKE I SAID B4 SIGNING IN, We need to think about the rest instead of thinking of the less. These rich organizations and the governments themselves are destroying the AMERICAN DREAM. to the president, Whatever happened to making good changes.
Orwell

United States

#19 Nov 18, 2011
wayne wrote:
no freebies. if your out of work your full time job is to look for work not to campaign for other peoples money
Over 30,000 People Rally in New York City (NYPD estimated 32,500), including organized contingents of workers, students, and other members of “the 99%”

"Our political system should serve all of us — not just the very rich and powerful. Right now Wall Street owns Washington," said participants . "We are the 99% and we are here to reclaim our democracy."

POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Left Coast Conservative

Los Gatos, CA

#20 Nov 19, 2011
Idiots blaming others for the poor choices they made in their lives.

“quotelawrence needs Justice”

Since: Apr 07

Sacramento to San Jose

#21 Nov 19, 2011
Jeff wrote:
Our system has been corrupted by the 1%. It is time to stand for America. Get the money out of power.
yes thanks Jeff I knew the bigoted person answering my statement was not informed but more just a loon,

“The ability to reason is good”

Since: Apr 10

North Adams, MA

#22 Nov 20, 2011

is this video a parody? or college kids who don't understand occupy wall street

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