Three-Quarters Of Americans - Indy, Dem, & GOP - Think The 1 % Has Too Much PowerQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Since the 99 Percent Movement protests began across the country, multiple Republican lawmakers and strategists have announced their fear of what they claim are the movement's attacks on capitalism and America's free market economy. The protests and Democratic policies, some Republicans have claimed, represent a form of class warfare against the rich. And many have predicted that supporting the movement will come back to haunt Democrats. But a new poll from the Pew Research Center found that when asked directly about the belief that sparked the 99 Percent Movement -- that the rich have too much power and influence in this country -- Americans of all political stripes largely agree. Wide majorities of Democrats, independents, and even Republicans, in fact, think the rich are too powerful, and a majority also thinks our economic system unfairly favors the wealthy...|
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