Yes! With media attention waning & donations to the movement drying up.
No! They can still help shift the debate in American from deficit reduction to wealth inequality.


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am4dems12 7 years 24 weeks ago

No the negative publicity continues and it wont stop untill they win.but we can't fall for the bull that they deliver so cleverly to stop us.

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cserrano 7 years 24 weeks ago

I think it's going to pick up steam for the election....

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SHFabian 7 years 24 weeks ago

What has been strangling the OWS movement is the efforts, primarily by media, to grotesquely narrow the discussion to protecting what is left of the middle class, excluding the post-middle class/poor. Every time OWS/the discussion is defined as being solely about building a protective wall around what's left of the middle class, more and more people are pushed away. I hope we embrace the idea that President Obama discussed in a speech just today, that the focus needs to be turned to REBUILDING the middle class. That means restoring those measures and policies that previously (contrary to post-Reagan rhetoric) actually did just that. Strengthen and grow the middle class to restore the economic and political power -- the power of democracy -- by rebuilding those bridges back into the middle class. We already have millions of Americans in poverty who are job-ready and eager to get back to work, and millions who just need a shot at training/retraining for today's jobs.

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Barbazza 7 years 24 weeks ago

unfortunately i had to answer yes to the poll and judging by this question doing exactly what it's asking......the answer is most definitely "yes". i am a big OWS supporter but it will take more "occupying" (i.e. largely populated and never-ending camp outs) in order to garner the type of media attention the movement deserves. OWS can't to just show up on a corner the way the TEA party did and expect media attention; afterall, the TEA party is funded by the same folks who fund our media. OWS will need to force the world to pay attention the way it did last Fall. Otherwise, there is no viable "occupy" movement.

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Blackpandas 7 years 24 weeks ago

While you could call OWS a grassroots movement, they pointed their anger and frustration generally on Wall Street money-changers who make up a diverse group of independent money makers. It's easier to understand that Tea-Partiers focused on government as a whole who they felt were getting to big for the public good. The OWS movement will only work if they can build a wall between $$$-backed lobbyists and the poiticians. I tend to be a bit more conservative but also believe that in order to get the rich to pay the same tax rates as the rest of us, the loopholes and deductions have to go. I believe all American should pay the same % of their income, whether it's investment or not, for the welfare of the public.

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