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Occupy Wall Street vs. Tea Party Movement

Faceoff: OCCUPY WALL STREET Vs. TEA PARTY MOVEMENT Comparing and contrasting the two largest modern political movements in the U.S. Why Are They OCCUPY WALL STREET Protesting? TEA PARTY MOVEMENT REFORM Campaign Financing Investigate and arrest REDUCE - THE SIZE & POWER OF GOVERNMENT the fraud committed so that big business doesn't gain control over our politicians by banking executives that led to the financial crisis TAX FEDERAL SPENDING REDUCE REDUCE the RICH TAXES! bailout bill and ARRA stimulus bill on 2/27/2009 Protested TARP Close corporation tax loopholes and enact the Buffet Rule on Fair Taxation Protested the 18% tax on soft drinks on 1/24/09 Who are the protestors? OCCUPY WALL STREET STEREOTYPES The unemployed The Hipster college grad - Has an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field with low demand and - Believes capitalism is fundamentally evil. - Strong supporter of socialistic ideals and supports a "radical low pay. - Between ages 22-30 redistribution of wealth." - Unemployed and looking to live off government aid. - Voted for Obama in '08. The liberal middle class American - Lost a ton of equity on their home during the financial crisis, although it was never foreclosed on. - Increasingly worried about job security due to the economy. -A supporter of capitalism but feels like the government is growing corrupt due to the influences of big business. TEA PARTY MOVEMENT STEREOTYPES The Upper Class The racist American - Interested in removing Obama from office because of his race. Believes in lowering taxes on the upper class. - Libertarian views such as limited - Retired and has nothing else to do but complain about the government and limited taxation. - Feels Obama is moving the country toward socialism. government. - Blames the democracts for all of the problems we are facing. The conservative middle class American - Strongly against the government bailouts of big businesses. -A republican, although dissatisfied with all current mainstream republican candidates. - Libertarian views such as limited government and limited taxation OCCUPY TEA PARTY WALL STREET MOVEMENT Annual Income Wealthier earn $50,000+ per year 56% 30.4% 31% earn $75,000+ per year More Educated Higher Education 92% have been to college 70% 1/3 are retired Employment 70% have a job 56% Most are under 32 Most are over 45 Age 64% younger than 34 10% Political Party republican 2% 54% 27% 5% democrat independent 70% 36% Mostly Independent Mostly Republican The Size of the Protests Largest protest for Occupy Wallstreet: At 32 days, Largest occupy wallstreet protest: 1.4million+ 100,000 in US 1Million+ in Spain in 950 cities in 82 countries 300,000+ in Italy 23,000+ in Germany Largest protest for Tea Party protest: At 32 days, Largest Tea Party protest: 311,460 30,000 (february 27) in 346 cities Civil Disobedience Less than 1500+ 50 Occupy Wallstreet arrests after the first 30 days of protesting Tea Partiers arrested over 3 years The Public Opinion OCCUPY WALL STREET 54% People Agree 23% People Against TEA PARTY MOVEMENT 20% People Agree 40% People Against What the politicians are saying Barack Obama: According to Fox News, Obama "acknowledged that race was still a problem.he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was Nancy Pelosi: "This [tea partyl initiative is funded by the high end – we call it astroturf, it's not really a grassroots movement."... [it's designed tol "keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the Michael Moore: ".the tea party is a wing of the Republican Party thinking, it's funded by billionaires." d to] probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing great middle class." activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement.surging across the country." Mitt Romney: "I think it's dangerous, this class warfare". Herman Cain: Newt Gingrich: I think the people who are protesting in Wall Street break into two groups: one is left-wing agitators who would be happy to show up next week on any other topic, and the other is sincere middle-class people who frankly are very close to the Tea Party people who care". Jealous Americans who "play the victim card" and want to "take somebody else's" Cadillac. Sources: tea-party-protestor-arrested-tax-day-april-15-2010-dressed-in-black-with-a-hood-youtube-video/ 1789018/occupy wall-street-demographics-statistics?partner=gnews 11/10/occupy-wall-street-demographic-survey-results-will-surprise-you.php <-timescbs-news-poll-national-survey-of-tea-party-supporters?ref=politics Infographic brought to you by:

Occupy Wall Street vs. Tea Party Movement

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Faceoff: Occupy Wall Street vs. Tea Party Movement Comparing and contrasting the two largest modern political movement in the United States.


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