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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 the REDUCE RICH TAXES! Protested TARP Close corporation tax loopholes and enact the Buffet Rule on Fair Taxation bailout bill and ARRA stimulus bill on 2/27/2009 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 capitalismis 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. - Libretarian 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 canidates. - Libretarian 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% 13% 31% earn $75,000+ per year More Educated Higher Education have been 92% 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 Partyers 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: Nancy Pelosi: "This [tea party] initiative is funded by the high end – we call it astroturf, it's not really a grassroots movement." lit's designed to] "keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the Michael Moore: "Race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent Tea ".the tea party is a wing of the Republican Party thinking, it's funded by billionaires." Party Movement." great middle class." 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". Mitt Romney: "I think it's dangerous, this class "jealous Americans who "play the victim card" and want to "take warfare". somebody else's" Cadillac. Sources: tea-party-protestor-arrested-tax-day-april-15-2010-dressed-in-black-with-a-hood-youtube-video/ Infographic brought to you by:

Occupy Wall Street vs. Tea Party Movement

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Here is an infographic comparing and contrasting the two largest modern political movement in the U.S - Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party Movement


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