Poll: Weigh in on Occupy Wall Street

As the grassroots movement enters its fourth week, tell us what you think about it.

Occupy Wall Street, a series of demonstrations that began in New York City's Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, is a protest against corporate greed and social and economic inequality as well as corporate America's influence on government laws and policies.

Though the movement has been criticized for lack of leadership, by last week similar protests popped up in over 70 cities around the country.

As Occupy Wall Street approaches its one-month anniversary, are you bullish or bearish? Vote in our poll, and then tell us why you chose your selection in our comments.

Dan Grant October 19, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Or what, they will stop taking the money that equals more than the income of 150 million Americans.? They will get mad and not control the 90 percent of the nations wealth? Boy that would show us. Top 1 percenters have increased their wealth even in these times while the decades long slide of the middlclass continues. It isn't about destroying incentive. Most people want to progress in their lives and build a better life for their families. Most will work extra hours, get second jobs and compete for a better life. What people can't compete with is the $200.00 a month worker in China or the sweat shops of Asia and South America but the end is near. It is great for Apple to build their componants in suicide plants in China but American middleclass demand is flagging because of declining income. It isn't about taxes it is about lack of demand and affordability.
Chuck Bermel October 20, 2011 at 12:48 AM
the problem is the 1 percent that pays 45 percent of the taxes has 70 percent of the money
Sir October 20, 2011 at 04:43 AM
Please explain how taxing the wealthy will help the middle or lower class. Almost 50% in this country do not pay federal taxes. Are we suggesting that additional tax revenues from the rich be provided to those who already pay nothing? We have become a land of entitlement as opposed to a land of opportunity.
Steve T. October 20, 2011 at 02:14 PM
"Almost 50% in this country do not pay federal taxes." I believe you meant to say federal INCOME taxes. Anyone who works pays federal taxes in one form or another.
Sir October 20, 2011 at 07:56 PM
Yes - federal income taxes. Half of the country is on a scholarship.


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