Agreeing With the 99% Protesters

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2011

There is a puzzle in American political behavior, as public opinion polls reveal that a majority of Americans support the goals and motivations behind the Occupy movement â€" lowering income inequality, raising corporate taxes, reinvesting in our nations infrastructure â€" yet still support Republican candidates with view sharply at odds with their own. The question is, which is a more disturbing possibility, that Republican legislators are lying to their constituents, or that they truly believe that the policies they propose â€" which caused the economic crisis to begin with â€" can somehow solve it.

Topic: Political Behavior, Activism, Economy, Public Opinion, Politics

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. Agreeing With the 99% Protesters. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15462


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