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This wasposted on Facebook by OWS

We just want to remind everyone that Occupy Wall St. is for the 99%! Each and every one of you is included! Many people are concerned that this is becoming a strictly left-wing movement. That just is not true. Remember, this is not about pushing a specific political standpoint, it is about discussion between all of us. This is not an “us” vs. “them,” this is everyone working together to make life better.

Important point as I do remember that the Tea Party (named thusly by a media hack) started as a protest of the bailouts to Wall Street before being co-opted by extremists and politicians.

If OWS get people to look past the politics and direct their attention at the real powerhouse – which is not in DC, they would have succeeded in my book.

Too many people are caught in the two party kabuki to see past this. I was too, until I saw the media machinations to install Obama and the efforts from Obama administration to pass the Heritage Foundation bailout to insurance companies.

Many still think that

a. Big mean government control valiant, benign business

b. Government and business may collude but they are on equal footing

Rather than the simple truth that buyer = owner.

In spite the clamor of many that OWS should picket the White House, they are shining the light on the real seat of power: Wall Street. A recent TIME poll shows that they are on their way to accomplish that. People are starting to see that politics is foreign to their concerns

Q7. DO YOU FEEL THAT THE POLITICAL DEBATE IN WASHINGTON AND THE MEDIA MOSTLY REPRESENTS THE CONCERNS YOU DISCUSS AND HEAR IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY, OR NOT?

MOSTLY REPRESENTS 36%

DO NOT REPRESENT 60%

NO ANSWER/DON’T KNOW 3%

and they are finally aware that they are being robbed

A. WALL STREET AND ITS LOBBYISTS HAVE TOO MUCH INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON

BASE: FAMILIAR WITH PROTESTS (787)

AGREE 86%

DISAGREE 11%

NO ANSWER/DON’T KNOW 4%

Q12. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THAT POSITION?

B. THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR IN THE UNITED STATES HAS GROWN TOO LARGE

BASE: FAMILIAR WITH PROTESTS (787)

AGREE 79%

DISAGREE 17%

NO ANSWER/DON’T KNOW 3%

They are still confused as to the  importance of the deficit and the need to cut services 9almost half think so). But I am hoping OWS will shine the light on the riches that are buried there which make withholding on basic services from people outrageously unnecessary.

Let the education go on!