Are you smarter than a protestor?

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    Probably.

    Are You Smarter Than a Wall Street Occupier? -- Daily Intel

    Questions asked:

    What is the Dodd–Frank Act? Majority answer: Don't know.

    Does President Obama control the Federal Reserve? Majority answer: No (Correct).

    Who is the chairman of the Federal Reserve? Majority answer: Don't know.

    Is the U.S. economy currently experiencing inflation or deflation? Majority answer: Inflation (correct)

    Who is Elizabeth Warren? Majority answer: Don't know.

    What is the “S.E.C.”? Majority answer: Don't know.

    What is the top marginal income tax rate for the richest 1 percent? Majority answer: 10-25% (wrong). Second most popular answer: 0-10% (wrong). Third most popular answer: Don't know.

    But many wealthy filers pay only 15 percent on qualified dividends and long-term capital gains. What should it be? Majority answer: 25-50% (there is not right answer for this one).

    What does the government spend more on? Health care and pensions, education, or the military?
    Majority answer at 94% of respondents: The military (wrong, health care and pensions are 43% of government spending. Military 20%)


    So, they got 2 out of 8 questions right, with one opinion question that had no wrong/right answer. 25% right.

    Idiots (How the fuck can you protest Wall Street and not even know what SEC stands for???)
     
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    The Left's answer to the Tea Party......
    .....sort of....


    Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
    Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated - NYTimes.com
     
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    What do we want to protest?

    Dont know!

    When should we protest?

    Now!
     
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    What do we want???? MORE!!!!! :eusa_whistle:
     
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    How do you want it?


    Free!

     
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    I feel sort of sorry for the left...I mean I don't blame them for wanting to get energized and excited at the idea of a movement to rival the TPM, but way too many of these OWS people are a fucking embarrassment.
     
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    annnnd..




    Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd

    In interviews, protesters show that they are leftists out of step with most American voters. Yet Democrats are embracing them anyway.
    OCTOBER 18, 2011



    The protesters have a distinct ideology and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies. On Oct. 10 and 11, Arielle Alter Confino, a senior researcher at my polling firm, interviewed nearly 200 protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park. Our findings probably represent the first systematic random sample of Occupy Wall Street opinion.

    Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn't represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda.

    The vast majority of demonstrators are actually employed, and the proportion of protesters unemployed (15%) is within single digits of the national unemployment rate (9.1%).

    An overwhelming majority of demonstrators supported Barack Obama in 2008. Now 51% disapprove of the president while 44% approve, and only 48% say they will vote to re-elect him in 2012, while at least a quarter won't vote.

    Fewer than one in three (32%) call themselves Democrats, while roughly the same proportion (33%) say they aren't represented by any political party.

    What binds a large majority of the protesters together—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education—is a deep commitment to left-wing policies: opposition to free-market capitalism and support for radical redistribution of wealth, intense regulation of the private sector, and protectionist policies to keep American jobs from going overseas.

    Sixty-five percent say that government has a moral responsibility to guarantee all citizens access to affordable health care, a college education, and a secure retirement—no matter the cost. By a large margin (77%-22%), they support raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, but 58% oppose raising taxes for everybody, with only 36% in favor. And by a close margin, protesters are divided on whether the bank bailouts were necessary (49%) or unnecessary (51%).

    more at-

    Douglas Schoen: Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd - WSJ.com

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    I had 7/8 correct, but i dont count the one i missed. it's a bit of a trick question.
     

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