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The Occupy Wall Street Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

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The Occupy Wall Street Quiz: How Much Do You Know?
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Are You Smarter Than a Wall Street Occupier? The New Yorker asked 50 occupiers about Wall Street, taxes, and government.
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Hits: 9780 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.4 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 10/19/2011
 
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QualityJay
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 303 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 11:05:58 AM
Questions I'm surprised about:

34% of them believe capital gains should be 50%-100%
I wonder if they know that the US has the highest 2nd highest corporate tax rate in the world already...

Only 2% got the federal reserve question right?
Hand grenade, definitley.

Only 10% knew the tax rate of the top 1%.

Yet they want to raise it. Why would you want to raise it if you don`t even phucking know how much is taken from them already?!?

han5nah
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 740 Posts
Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:50:08 PM
I got four of them right.
Than again, I took it knowing that I didn't know most of the information.
I don`t have an opinion on the protest because I have an extreme lack of information.
Due to the debate over the topics being protested, I can`t get any answers that aren`t biased.

reidcook1000
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 384 Posts
Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:32:45 AM
In all fairness to the New York, which was obviously intending to make people look stupid, if the last question is honest and accurate, these people shouldn't be voting much less protesting.

sosueme1966
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 389 Posts
Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:38:05 AM
@Oster: The reason combining those two is relevant because I am quite certain that these are probably the two areas where the OWS crowd would endorse much higher spending levels. Yes, they are two separate "categories" of spending, but are the same "type" of spending. i.e. Spending on people rather than on guns.

sosueme1966
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 389 Posts
Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:33:44 AM
I agree that you don't have to know every specific fact of how the economy works to protest it. But there is a very specific issue with these people: 62% of them underestimate the tax rate that the wealthy already pay. 32% of them think that the tax rate for rich people IS ZERO TO TEN PERCENT! If you are going to be angry at someone for the amount of tax they pay, you should at least have SOME clue as to how much they are paying.

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